Refugee families, many that have already transitioned into permanent residence (Green Card Holders) were part of the beneficiaries of the Federal Government Coronavirus stimulus checks. The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) started making deposits in accounts of Americans since last week on Friday and many families reported receiving the funds in today for those with direct deposits. Refugee families that received their tax returns as a check mailed to their address for either 2018 or 2019 will also receive the stimulus package funds the same way.
HOW MUCH IS A REFUGEE FAMILY RECEIVING?
Just like any other American citizen family, a single who works and makes $75,000 and below per year is receiving $1,200 (about UGX 4.32 Million) and for every child 16 years old and below a parent receives $500 (about UGX. 1.8 Million ). For couples who filed jointly and have a gross income of $150,000 and below are receiving $2,400 (about UGX. 8.64 Million) and plus $500 per child they have. This may seem a lot of money but many of these refugee families have been laid off and haven’t been working for about a month now and this money will be used to pay rent, buy groceries (food), pay phone bills, electricity and any other expenses they incur.
Single( $75,000 & less per year) = $1,200
Married couple ($150,000 & less per year )=2,400
Each child (16 year and below) = $500
Any Child 17 years and older who was claimed on a tax return, a parent won’t receive $500.
Report by: NISHIMWE ANGELINE
—San Diego Refugee News Bureau.
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