In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, new $1 bills with the signatures of U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are cut and stacked at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. Credit: Jacquelyn Martin / AP

PORTLAND — Hazard payments for Mainers who worked through the pandemic are set to start going out over the next couple of weeks.

The one-time disaster relief payments are for Mainers who kept the state running throughout 2020.

The funding comes from a bipartisan budget deal.

The payments will be issued starting in early November, with about 100,000 checks each week over a 5-6 week period.

The payments will be sent through the mail as a paper check.

The final payment amount will be calculated by taking the funding amount of nearly $150 million and dividing it by the number of people eligible.

The state expects payments to be around $275, but the final number is yet to be determined.

Checks will go to anyone who lived in Maine full-time and earned wages in the 2020 tax year, as long as they’ve filed a state tax return by October 31.

People who make more than $75,000 or $150,000 jointly aren’t eligible.