Kansas refugees puzzled about child tax credit

Refugees in southwest Kansas are confused about information sent to them regarding the new child tax credit.

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State News

July 26, 2021 - 9:40 AM

The White House mailed a letter explaining the advance child tax credit to families who would receive it, but it's only in English and Spanish. Photo by David Condos/Kansas News Service

Congress OK’d the spending of trillions in pandemic relief to resuscitate the economy, part of it directed at lifting tens of millions of children out of poverty.

But money coming in advance child tax credits often doesn’t find its way to refugees in southwest Kansas, or when it does, they’re confused about what’s landed in their mailboxes or checking accounts.

Elama Mohamud, a Somali-American mother of two in Garden City, said people in her community don’t know what to do.

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