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How to Ensure Every Eligible Family is Benefiting from the Child Tax Credit

The American Rescue Plan, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever. As of July 15, 2021, most families with children are automatically receiving monthly payments of $250 or $300 per child without having to take any action. However, some ORR-eligible populations may be missing out. Below is information about the Child Tax Credit and what refugee service providers can do to ensure their clients are receiving these funds.

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This resource, developed by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, is geared  towards youth who are awaiting transfer or who have just transferred into their Unaccompanied Refugee Minor placement. This resource is available in 12 languages.

This resource, developed by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, is geared towards youth with whom service providers or community members may be discussing the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors program, prior to submitting to the  application. This resource is available in 14 languages.

This recorded webinar for Afghan Arrivals provides basic information about seeking reunification with family members living in Afghanistan.  

The American Rescue Plan, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever. As of July 15, 2021, most families with children are automatically receiving monthly payments of $250 or $300 per child without having to take any action. However, some ORR-eligible populations may be missing out. Below is information about the Child Tax Credit and what refugee service providers can do to ensure their clients are receiving these funds.