The deadline for Floridians to apply for the Advanced Child Tax Credit is Tuesday, November 15.
Part of the US bailout, the benefit is intended to help people raising children. As the deadline approaches, Miami-Dade County is working across departments to spread the word to all eligible community members and help families register.
“This program has helped reduce child poverty across the country, and we want more families to continue to benefit, so that no child is left behind!” said Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “The 2022 Child Tax Credit can be a lifeline for so many families still struggling to recover from the pandemic. This will help them buy groceries, pay rent, or catch up on pending bills. A little help can go a long way in ensuring that our children’s basic needs are met. As part of our “No Wrong Door” initiative, we are committed to ensuring that all eligible families are aware of and can apply for this essential benefit. »
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Child tax credit benefits for eligible individuals are $3,000 per child ages 6-17 ($250 per month) and $3,600 per child under age 6 ($300 per month) . Eligible families will receive a full credit of up to $150,000 for two-parent households and up to $112,500 for single-parent households. Almost all families with children are eligible, including those who have earned enough money to file their taxes and those who are not required to file a traditional tax return. Certain income limits apply.
“We are thrilled and hope that Miami-Dade County parents will apply and that all eligible families will benefit from the Child Tax Credit,” said Sonia Grice, Miami-Dade County Director of Community Action and Social Services. Miami-Dade.
“It was extremely helpful. He puts food in the fridge, which we didn’t have before,” said Yanatha, a father of four.
“I use it to help pay for follow-up services,” said Lula, a mother of two.
Parents are encouraged to register and access monthly benefits:
For more information about the Child Tax Credit, contact CAHSD’s Family and Community Services Department at (786) 469-4640. CAHSD is Miami-Dade County’s largest comprehensive social services provider.