Information you’ll need to provide

  • This will vary by household. However, you will need to provide a social security number for every child, which will indicate their age.
  • You will also need to provide proof of income which will determine the amount received each month.

Helpful tips

  • Families can use the Child Tax Credit Update Portal to check payment status, register children born or adopted in 2021, and update changes to household income. 
  • Homeless people with children qualify for the tax credit. Or if you are temporarily away from your main home due to military service, work, vacation, education or illness.

About this program

Provided by: & Code For America

If you have questions, you can speak with a program representative at:

Program Information: Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021

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How we can help

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