Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), on Thursday, urged illegal aliens, who are parents to children born in the United States, to register for the Biden administration child care tax credit payments.
Congress expanded the benefits in March as part of the American Rescue Plan to provide aid for working families, according to AOC. Families are expected to receive between $3,000 and $3,600 per child in their care.
“Starting next week, parents and guardians will receive checks of $250 to $300 per child, and those checks will be coming every single month for the rest of this year, 2021. Families will receive a credit of about $3,000 to $3,600 per child. These payments represent the largest anti-poverty program in a generation,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said.
“And the child tax credit has a potential to cut child poverty in half, but only if New Yorkers are able to access it. … We are urging families, in order to get these payments– if you have not yet filed 2020 returns or your 2019 return, to please do so as soon as possible. If you’ve already filed those returns or if you filed your IRS non-filer tool to get your stimulus check earlier this year, you should be fine. But if you haven’t yet, please go online, and use the IRS child tax credit non-filer sign up tool to sign up today,” AOC explained.
“That way you can get that money in your pocket and help us as we try to cut child poverty in half in the United States,” she continued. “This Saturday from 10am to 7pm and on Friday, out in Queens, you can go to the Urban Upbound in Long Island City from 9am to 4pm.”
“These centers are also offering help to undocumented folks with eligible children. So any child with a social security number is eligible. Do not count yourself out because a parent or guardian is undocumented. You just need your individual tax payer identification number or your ITIN,” the Democratic congresswoman said. Video Below
“Please help us help you, help us help each other and make sure you access the tools,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
She added the checks are expected to be deposited into accounts by July 15.