ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County reopened its CARES Act portal on Monday morning, allowing residents financially impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to apply for a $1,000 stimulus check.
However, the application portal closed by 8:32 a.m., reaching its 15,000-user capacity.
In order to receive the one-time payment, people must:
- Be an Orange County resident
- Have been financially impacted because of COVID-19
- Have both a photo ID and social security card.
- Submit documentation of loss of income, which could include pay stubs or an employer notice of reduced hours, lay-offs, or furloughs.
In the past, only one person per household could apply. However, multiple people per household can now apply. If you have already received a check for yourself though, you are not eligible, as this is a one-time $1,000 payment.
Applicants will be notified via email if they have been approved and can expect to receive a check in the mail in six to eight weeks.
For the entire eligibility list and to any possible future portal opportunities, visit the Orange County website.
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