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When Will The Stimulus Checks Come? Answering Your Questions On COVID Relief Package, EDD And More




California Governor Gavin Newsom wears a face mask as he prepares to give a briefing after touring a Covid-19 vaccination site on February 22, 2021 in Long Beach, California.
California Governor Gavin Newsom wears a face mask as he prepares to give a briefing after touring a Covid-19 vaccination site on February 22, 2021 in Long Beach, California.
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Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $7.6 billion COVID-19 relief package, which includes $600 direct payments to nearly six million low income Californians.

Those payments will also be available to workers without legal status.

If you're eligible for the money, you can expect it to arrive about two months after you file your state taxes.

The bill also includes more than $2 billion to support small businesses, which Newsom called the "backbone" of the state's economy:

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We dive into when Californians can expect stimulus payments, plus we’ll talk about navigating unemployment and EDD. If you have a question for us, call 866-893-5722. 

If your job has been affected by the coronavirus and you need consultation to help determine your employment benefits, call the Center for Workers' Rights at 916-905-1625 for help.

With guest host Libby Denkmann

Guests:

H.D. Palmer, spokesman for the California Department of Finance 

Daniela Urban, executive director of the Center for Workers' Rights in Sacramento which advocates for workplace justice