Beginning Thursday, July 15, many hardworking families across Oregon will begin to receive advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit of up to $300 per month per child. These payments are part of the American Rescue Plan, which our Oregon Democratic Representatives and Senators strongly supported and helped pass into law in March. The pandemic has hit working families particularly hard, and it is long past time those who need it most are aided.
According to the House Appropriations Committee majority, the expanded and improved Child Tax Credit will benefit 43,200 households – covering 90.4 percent of all children in Southwest Oregon. These payments will help families ensure they have adequate food and other necessities and lift nearly thousands of SW Oregon children out of poverty. It will be transformative for Southwest Oregon families and help set our children up for success.