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IRS tells parents still waiting for their $500 stimulus child benefit it won’t arrive until next year

“Parents are really going to be devastated to learn they may not get the payments for their children, said Jessica Bartholow, policy advocate with Western Center on Law & Poverty in California.

“Five hundred dollars is a lot of money and could provide a lot of emotional and financial relief,” Bartholow said. “Right now is a moment in which we have to believe in government and we have to believe that it can work. So as disappointing as all of this is, I also really still believe in the IRS to do the right thing, to find a way to get these families the $500 per child as soon as possible.”

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