Social Security Payment Dates in Lithuania and Middle Class Tax Refund in California
In October, various social security payments and pensions in Lithuania will be distributed at specific dates. Meanwhile, in California, the Middle Class Tax Refund (MCTR) program continues to benefit millions of taxpayers with the majority of payments already issued.
Lithuania’s Social Security Payment Schedule
Residents of Lithuania who are eligible for social security benefits will receive their payments on specific dates in October. The childcare allowances will be credited on the 14th, unemployment benefits on the 20th, child maintenance payments on the 25th, and annuity pensions on the 26th.
Some benefits, however, do not have fixed payment dates. These are paid within a certain number of working days after the submission of documents and data. Welfare payments will be transacted through credit institutions on the 12th, and home delivery will take place from the 10th to the 26th of October.
Varying Pension Payment Dates for Different Banks
The pension payment dates vary for different bank clients. For Swedbank clients, pensions will be paid on the 10th. For clients of Siauliu and Luminor banks in Vilnius, Siauliai, Alytus regions, pensions will be paid on the 7th. Meanwhile, for residents of Kaunas, Klaipėda, and Mažeikiai regions, the payment date is on the 10th, and for residents of Marijampolė, Šilalė, Utena, and Panevėžys regions, it’s on the 11th.
SEB clients in Vilnius will receive their pensions on the 7th. The remaining SEB bank clients, as well as Medicinos bank, Citadele, Luminor, and other credit and payment institution clients will receive their pensions on the 10th. Seniors can collect their pensions at Lithuanian Post branches from the 10th to the 26th and they will be delivered to homes during the same period.
California’s Middle Class Tax Refund
In California, the Middle Class Tax Refund (MCTR) is a one-time payment to provide relief to Californians. The majority of MCTR payments have been issued, benefiting almost 32,000,000 California taxpayers and their dependents. Payments are expected to be issued between October 2022 and January 2023. For any queries or to activate the card, taxpayers can visit the Contact information page.
Some taxpayers will receive their payment on a debit card. The Franchise Tax Board has partnered with Money Network to provide payments distributed by debit card. If taxpayers have not received their debit card and believe they are eligible, they are advised to make sure their address is up to date with the Franchise Tax Board.
MCTR Payment Eligibility and Schedule
To be eligible for the MCTR payment, taxpayers must have filed their 2020 tax return by October 15, 2021, meet the California adjusted gross income (CA AGI) limits, were not eligible to be claimed as a dependent in the 2020 tax year, were a California resident for six months or more of the 2020 tax year, and are a California resident on the date the payment is issued.
The majority of MCTR payments have been issued, however, some payments require additional review and may be issued later than the payment date listed. If taxpayers believe they are eligible to receive a payment and have not received it by February 14, 2023, they can call the customer support number listed in the Contact information section.
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