Child Tax Credit Resources

The Child Tax Credit and Domestic Violence

The Child Tax Credit provides critical support to survivors of domestic violence. Read more in the policy brief below:


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Sign on Letter: Calling on Congress for CTC Permanency and the Inclusion of all Immigrant Children 


The recent one-year expansion of the Child Tax Credit under the American Rescue Plan will provide critical economic support for families and children. But the current Child Tax Credit is only authorized for one year and critically, is not available to children with Individual Tax
Identification Numbers (ITINs). The impact on survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse is significant.


The Child Tax Credit has the potential to lift families out of poverty, a risk factor for IPV. At the same time, increased financial stability provides survivors with more options for safety, making it easier to leave abusive relationships and provide for their children. Immigrant survivors already face too many barriers to safety and financial security, and the Child Tax Credit could be a potentially life-saving resource to those survivors and their children.


Read the full letter below:


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How money from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is helping families and survivors of domestic violence


Funds from the American Rescue Plan, President Biden and Democrats’ $1.9 trillion package to help the country recover from the devastation of COVID have started making their ways to communities.

Most significantly, the ARPA included an expanded refundable child tax credit (CTC) and earned income tax credit (EITC). These provisions have the potential to cut child poverty in half IF they can get to the families who need them.


Please see below for the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) CTC mixed-immigration-status FAQ, which have been translated into Spanish:


English version CTC mixed-immigration stats FAQ: