Community Impact Newspaper: Families receive monthly payments beginning July 15 from increased child tax credit

Eligible parents with children under 18 are about to have more money in their bank accounts because of a newly expanded Child Tax Credit.

There is no limit to the amount of eligible children a family can have to benefit from the CTC, and there is no limit to the amount families who can receive it either, Rep. Doggett said.

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) spoke to the media July 15 alongside Austin City Council Member Vannessa Fuentes and Austin resident Cristina Guajardo at Foundation Communities’ South Prosper Center about how the new CTC will help Austin residents. In a time of great uncertainty and transition, Rep. Doggett said these payments represent hope.

“There was a great deal of discussion about what would have the effect of lifting our poorest families out of poverty and what some of the needs were that families face with rising childcare costs” Rep. Doggett told Community Impact Newspaper.

Flyers in English and Spanish will be distributed to immunization sites, concerts held at the Oswaldo A.b. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center, and at schools with economically disadvantaged children with information regarding how they can get help from Foundation Communities, Rep. Doggett said.

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Author: Trent Thompson

Publisher: Community Impact

Date: July 15, 2021

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