We got the latest update on the Child Tax Credit benefit that will offer $750 to half a million Americans. Applications for this payment are due to close on July 22nd. This Child Tax Credit payment has been one of the most important benefits for American families during the global pandemic.
For the second half of 2022, there will be more Child Tax Credit benefit checks coming in for American families who need it. Also, those who apply for it in time and those to are eligible for it as well. Let’s talk about all those details, it’s a helpful benefit that will keep all of those families getting at least the essentials inside their household for their kids at home.
While Trump's Child Tax Credit expansion was too small, it still lifted ~750,000 kids out of poverty. We organized the only real CTC coalition at the time, but our progressive allies largely backed out since working with Republicans gave them the uggies. https://t.co/d3EoiVg6u0
— Samuel Hammond 🌐🏛 (@hamandcheese) July 3, 2022
In order to be eligible for these checks, employeed need to have worked 120 hours between the March 15 and June 30 of 2021. Those are the only ones who will be able to apply, no exceptions. Deliver proof of this plus proof that you haven’t received unemployment benefots for more than 20 weeks and you are good to go.
Workers who have earned more than $85,000 and haven’t worked directly with Covid patients cannot apply for this payment either. Keep in mind that these checks are not issued on a first come, first served basis. Applications on the first day are just as good as applications on the 10th, 20th and 30th days.