Assemblyman Lavine: Federal Economic Stimulus Rebate

April 7, 2008

Glen Cove Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine would like to remind constituents including senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and low income workers, that they must file a 2007 federal tax return in order to qualify for the Federal Economic Stimulus Rebate. This benefit entitles eligible individuals to a one-time payment up to $600 ($1,200 for married couples) and an additional $300 for each child younger than 17.

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance said that New York State will not include the rebate check as income in determining tax liability. Also, it will be disregarded when determining benefits for those with a low income.