Stimulus payments and child support debt

As you probably know, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress includes stimulus payments to people who are eligible. There are some specific things to know if you owe – or are owed – child support. These are federal policies:

If you have delinquent child support, your entire stimulus payment can be taken to offset that support;

If you receive your economic impact payment jointly with your spouse and only the spouse owes the child support debt, you can file an injured spouse form with the IRS.

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by Jane Prendergast

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