The application for this is related to your tax returns. Monthly payments for this year will be provided to eligible families through December 2021.
Have a child who is 17 or younger and who has a valid Social Security number. If your child turns 18 during 2021 you are not eligible.
Live in the U.S. for more than 6 months each year (or your spouse).
Filed a 2019 or 2020 tax return and claimed the Child Tax Credit on the return or provided information to the IRS as a Non-Filer.
If you filed your tax return for 2019 or 2020 you will likely see these payments automatically in your bank account.
If you filed your tax return, use the Child Tax Credit Update Portal to provide or update your bank account information.
If you did NOT file a tax return, visit this website to provide some basic information and sign up.
If you would like to opt out of the payment, visit this website to create an account and select the opt out option.
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