COVID-19 - Consumer Law/Economic Impact Payments
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Information for people in prison or jail about how to protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IRS normally takes people’s refunds if they already owe taxes for other years, which includes stimulus payments in 2020. But, if you have an urgent financial hardship, you might be able to get the IRS to give you your 2020 refund, including the stimulus payments, even if you do owe for past years.
This online resource includes general information about the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program and Frequently Asked Questions about how to appeal FEMA’s determination if an applicant has been denied financial assistance or awarded an amount that’s not enough to cover funeral expenses.
This fully updated, 50th NCLC Anniversary commemorative edition of Surviving Debt provides precise, practical, and hard-hitting advice from the nation’s consumer law experts on how to deal with crushing debt affecting millions of Americans. Surviving Debt is available to all for free during the COVID-19 emergency.
Some people have had trouble getting money off the Economic Impact Payment debit card issued by the Department of Treasury and into their bank account, without visiting an ATM. Here are some clarified steps for how to do that.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress expanded tax benefits which may increase the amount of money you receive through your tax refund. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau prepared this Guide to help you through the process of filing a tax return so you can get all the tax benefits provided.
Information on the second round of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) extended by the federal government at the end of December 2020.