Georgia has received more than $5 billion in stimulus payments; ranks 9th in the country

ATLANTA — In the three weeks since the president signed the CARES Act into law, Americans have received nearly $158 billion in economic impact payments.

The IRS has issued 88.1 million stimulus payments to people across the country and more are being delivered each week.

“The IRS, Treasury and partner agencies are working nonstop to get these payments out in record time to Americans who need them,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.

Georgia received the ninth-most stimulus payments in the country with money sent to nearly 2.8 million people and families across the state. The payments totals more than $5 billion.

California received the most with over 9 million people and nearly $16 billion. Wyoming received the least with 166,000 payments and $316 million. For complete breakdown by state, see below.

Payments are automatic for people who filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019, receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits (SSDI), Railroad Retirement benefits, as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veterans Affairs beneficiaries who didn’t file a tax return in the last two years.

Millions of people are still awaiting payments that Rettig says are on the way. If you still haven’t received your payment, you can check your status on the IRS website here.

State

No. of Payments

Money Received

California

9,127,137

$15,894,426,934

Texas

7,812,382

$14,398,065,881

Florida

6,348,503

$11,067,476,416

New York

5,481,796

$9,283,821,196

Pennsylvania

3,725,334

$6,628,241,748

Illinois

3,561,467

$6,288,620,441

Ohio

3,504,529

$6,258,547,152

Michigan

2,945,568

$5,338,452,373

Georgia

2,785,534

$5,041,819,449

North Carolina

2,774,379

$5,057,006,091

Virginia

2,312,429

$4,146,024,506

New Jersey

2,245,299

$3,861,741,262

Washington

2,058,899

$3,680,595,622

Indiana

2,047,079

$3,801,302,228

Tennessee

1,997,548

$3,683,938,147

Arizona

1,868,529

$3,408,327,214

Massachusetts

1,774,172

$2,951,357,726

Missouri

1,737,013

$3,220,707,956

Wisconsin

1,690,733

$3,093,584,754

Minnesota

1,568,913

$2,857,063,159

Maryland

1,561,936

$2,662,114,660

Colorado

1,532,632

$2,697,948,990

South Carolina

1,361,971

$2,489,898,415

Alabama

1,306,879

$2,432,903,249

Louisiana

1,265,581

$2,297,891,337

Kentucky

1,247,465

$2,352,784,094

Oregon

1,098,231

$1,945,572,937

Oklahoma

1,074,373

$2,056,089,347

Connecticut

961,464

$1,631,719,992

Iowa

901,609

$1,709,391,510

Nevada

892,115

$1,561,690,988

Utah

818,700

$1,676,956,785

Kansas

806,471

$1,527,129,168

Mississippi

804,317

$1,481,695,852

Arkansas

778,710

$1,484,876,413

New Mexico

596,433

$1,072,887,126

Nebraska

562,422

$1,070,565,880

West Virginia

522,573

$984,826,539

Idaho

470,200

$939,632,351

New Hampshire

407,786

$714,166,522

Maine

400,919

$722,201,531

Hawaii

378,200

$677,850,427

Rhode Island

319,156

$541,849,017

Montana

295,589

$547,319,262

Delaware

275,688

$484,493,248

South Dakota

255,301

$487,326,070

North Dakota

215,321

$399,771,434

Alaska

209,626

$384,976,728

Vermont

188,076

$332,111,224

District of Columbia

179,738

$255,501,803

Wyoming

166,195

$316,335,903