The new American Rescue Plan has already implemented monthly payments to families with qualifying children ages 0-17. During the pandemic where food and financial insecurity has greatly impacted families, these monies are direct deposited in installments rather than having families wait to receive a lump sum during tax time. In the households that received the payments, there has been an overall decline in the share of adults having difficulty paying weekly expenses and sometimes or often not having enough to eat. These declines coincided with the child tax credit payments. Read more here to learn more about eligibility in this program.

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