(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Some residents in New Jersey will be eligible for another $1,000 stimulus check to help them afford the rising cost of living during out-of-control inflation.
The new checks will be available for people in Camden County who have experienced a disruption in their wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those residents who wish to receive the check must first apply for it.
If they are approved, they’ll receive the $1,000, which can help them pay for the increased costs of gas, food and other consumer goods.
All of the funds that are being provided under this plan will come from $60 million that Camden County received from federal COVID-19 relief funds. Some of those funds have already gone to help small businesses, non-profit organizations and renters in the county.
Those who are eligible for this latest stimulus check must be employed in the “direct personal care of the elderly, children and adults with intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities and brain injuries.” People also must’ve had their income affected during the pandemic to qualify, according to the website for the Camden County Care Grant.
Ed McDonnell, who serves as the commissioner deputy director in Camden County, said that they all recognize the “severe impact” the pandemic had on the lives of all residents in New Jersey. However, many of those who were affected the worst are caregivers.
In a statement, McDonnell said:
“This pandemic has had a severe impact on all of our lives and most industries throughout the nation. One of the hardest-hit fields was caregiving, as staff were on the front lines of keeping clients and loved ones safe seven days a week.”
McDonnell also said the county is hoping the funds would provide some sort of relief for the people who are “working these incredibly important and difficult jobs.”
Personal caregivers will be the only ones who are eligible for this new stimulus check. Those who are not eligible include physician assistants, physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses, dieticians, paramedics, therapists, technicians and trainers.
Those who apply will have to prove they worked 500 hours minimum between March of 2020 and March of 2022. They also will need to either live within Camden County or provide services to someone who lives within the county.
Camden County first opened applications on August 23, and there is no word just yet on when the program will stop accepting applications. However, there is one very important aspect of the program, as McDonnell pointed out in his statement:
“This program recognizes the essential service performed by caregivers throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency and the critical nature of their work to protect the health and wellbeing of the Camden County community. This program will provide $1,000 in relief funds to each eligible caregiver on a first-come, first-served basis.”
In other words, if you are eligible to receive the funds, you should hurry up and apply before it’s too late.