In response to record inflation, some states are taking matters into their own hands.

Within the next few months, 14 states will send or have already sent one-time payments to taxpayers.

It is much more targeted than previous pandemic relief measures, and the amounts are considerably lower.

It's not because governments have become stingy. It is more about helping Americans weather rising prices without worsening inflation.

According to Andrew Patterson, senior international economist at Vanguard, plans targeted at specific sectors or groups.

It may ease the pain caused by high prices of specific goods or services without putting pressure on more general prices.

In a world of surging prices, here's how the federal and state governments plan to alleviate taxpayers' pain.

Payment of $100 per month from the federal energy rebate program

A $100 rebate payment per month would be sent to eligible taxpayers through the end of 2022, plus a $100 rebate for each dependent.

The following state stimulus and rebate check programs have been approved

California: Up to $1,050 Rebate Colorado: $400 Rebate Payment Delaware: $300 ‘Relief Rebate’ Payment Georgia: $250 Rebate Payment

Hawaii: $300 Rebate Payment Idaho: $75 Rebate Payment Illinois: $50 Rebate Indiana: $125 Rebate Payment

Maine: $850 Direct Relief Payment New Jersey: $500 Rebate Check New Mexico: $500 Rebate Minnesota: $750 Payments for Frontline Worker

South Carolina: Rebate Checks of up to $800 Virginia: $250 Rebate

Pending State Gas Rebate and Stimulus Program Kansa Kentucky North Carolina Pennsylvania

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