If you have children under age 18, it’s not too late to claim the 2021 Child Tax Credit, even if you don’t usually file taxes. Be sure to file a 2021 tax return in 2022 to claim the credit, which is worth $3,600 per child under age 6 and $3,000 per child aged 6-17. Learn more here.

About Us

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The Get My Payment IL Coalition

A group of nonprofit organizations has come together to help ensure more hardworking, low-income Illinoisans are able to receive their stimulus checks and to receive these funds more quickly. The coalition includes the Economic Awareness Council, New America Chicago, Heartland Alliance, and Heartland Human Care Services.

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State of Illinois illustration with a dollar sign on top

The Get My Payment IL Coalition

A group of nonprofit organizations has come together to help ensure more hardworking, low-income Illinoisans are able to receive their stimulus checks and to receive these funds more quickly. The coalition includes Ladder Up, the Economic Awareness Council, New America Chicago, Heartland Alliance, Heartland Human Care Services, and Woodstock Institute.

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Outreach and Assistance Strategies

The coalition launched a website, www.GetMyPaymentIL.org, on Friday, May 1, that provides clear language about the EIP and how to access it. The site also includes information about safe banking products and tax-filing options. A telephone hotline opened in May to field questions.

The coalition works with government and nonprofit partners to spread the word online through websites, social media, and e-newsletters. The coalition will also provide flyers and posters to organizations still providing in-person, essential services and training for case managers.

Contact the coalition at Outreach@GetMyPaymentIL.org to discuss how your organization can help more Illinois residents access their stimulus checks.

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