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Get Your Child Tax Credit

The new Child Tax Credit is no longer paid monthly. To get your Child Tax Credit this year, you must file a tax return for 2021. Click the link below for help.


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Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, help is here!

President Biden and his supporters in Congress passed the American Rescue Plan in March to put money in your pocket, for you and your children. A lot of money! After the challenges caused by the pandemic, the Rescue Plan can help you pay for the things you need, keep food on the table and a roof over your head, connect your home to the internet, find child care, and more.

Here’s what you need to know about how to get the benefits from the American Rescue Plan.

The Expanded and Improved Child Tax Credit!

Eligible families can collect up to $3,600 for each child under 6, or $3,000 for each child age 6 to 17.


Learn how you can collect the new Child Tax Credit

Food on the family table.

While the economy is improving, too many families are still going hungry. The American Rescue Plan provides more than $12 billion in food assistance for struggling families.


 Learn more about food assistance

A roof over your kids' heads.

The American Rescue Plan provides tens of billions of dollars to help pay the rent.

Learn more about rental assistance programs in your state.

Internet and a device at home.

A good internet connection and a laptop or tablet can benefit your child’s education, give you access to health care, or help you apply and train for a new job.

Learn how to get money to help pay for the internet at home.

Child care for working families.

 The American Rescue Plan provides $39 billion in child care assistance. States are building their programs now to ensure you get help.

Learn more about how it will work.

Thank you to leading Americans across the country for lending their voices to the Campaign for America’s Children:

Tracy Morgan, Maria Elena Salinas, Harrison Barnes, and more!

Watch their videos here:

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The Campaign for America’s Children is a multipartner effort led by Common Sense to reduce child poverty and ensure that every child and family has what they need to thrive. Common Sense is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. We launched this campaign to achieve three goals:

  • Spread awareness about the historic benefits of the Americans Rescue Plan for kids and families.
  • Help eligible families access these critical resources.
  • Encourage Congress and the president to make these benefits permanent.

In the United States, more than 13 percent of kids live in poverty. The American Rescue Plan is intended to provide immediate, short-term relief, including enough money to cut child poverty nearly in half for one year.

To learn about all of the work at Common Sense Media, visit commonsense.org.


    Common Sense is working together with other organizations and individuals who have dedicated years of work to reduce child poverty and lift up all children. Some of our partners on this campaign include the NAACP, Educare Arizona, Sheltering Arms Early Learning Center (Atlanta), Code for America, Mi Familia Vota!, the California Association of Food Banks, the ABC Child Tax Credit Coalition, the Economic Security Project, actresses Rosario Dawson and Alyssa Milano and actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, television personality Maria Elena Salinas, U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, NFL star Marshawn Lynch, and others.

    If you have any questions about resources on this page, please email advocacy@commonsense.org

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