Atlanta, GA—Today, Representative Lucy McBath joined Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and fellow Georgia Representatives Nikema Williams and Carolyn Bourdeaux at the Latin American Association Atlanta Outreach Center to discuss the impact of the American Rescue Plan on Georgia families. McBath participated in a roundtable discussion with Sec. Yellen and local leaders on the Child Tax Credit, which began sending direct cash payments to eligible families with children last month. Authorized in the American Rescue Plan, these tax credits will benefit over half a million families in Georgia and help lift over 100,000 children out of poverty in Georgia alone.
“I was so glad to welcome Secretary Yellen to Georgia and talk about how the expanded Child Tax Credit is helping to set our children up for success and put more money in the pockets of hard-working parents,” McBath said. “I think every parent can attest to the fact that raising a child is expensive, and in times like these, families could use that extra financial assistance to prepare for the school year ahead. I am grateful that the Biden Administration is so focused on the direct impact of these policies, and I was thrilled to have Secretary Yellen here in Georgia today.”
Last month, families began receiving advance payments of the Child Tax Credit directly into their bank accounts. Eligible families are able to receive up to $300 per month for children aged 0 to 5 and up to $250 a month for children aged 6 to 17. Additionally, non-filers can still receive payments using the IRS Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool, and families expecting children born later this year may also be able to take additional steps to claim Child Tax Credit payments.
Any Sixth District resident who is in need of federal casework assistance with the Internal Revenue Service or any other federal agency is encouraged to contact McBath’s Sandy Springs District Office by calling (470) 773-6330 or visiting mcbath.house.gov/help-with-a-federal-agency.