Financial support parents can get in 2022

Parents struggled when the pandemic started in 2020, and many want to know what financial support is still available in 2022.

Many parents lost their jobs and were forced to stay home with their children during school, which cut into their finances.

Stimulus checks helped a bit, but now, in 2022, parents are looking for other options.

Many of these options include expanding existing tax or government programs.

IRS: Earned Income Tax Credit in 2022

How parents can find financial support for their children in 2022

Child tax credit

Payments for the child tax credit ended in 2021, but they were only for the first half of a parent’s estimated tax credit.

This means they can claim the second half on their tax return.

If you were eligible but didn’t collect payments at all, you could see up to $3,600.

The tax credit is normally only worth $2,000.

Letters have been sent to eligible families to help them claim the credit with their return.

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Credit for child care and dependent care

This credit has also been extended for the year 2021.

Under this year’s credit, parents can claim up to 50% of the Child and Dependent Tax Credit.

This means that if you have two or more children under the age of 13, you can deduct up to $16,000 of expenses. You will receive a refund of $8,000.

For a child, it’s $8,000 and a refund of $4,000.

You must be working to qualify for the credit.

Complete Form 2441 and attach it to your return to claim this credit.

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SNAP Food Stamp Benefits

Millions of families benefit from food stamps, especially low-income families with children.

The amount families can receive has increased in 2022.

The maximum amount for a family of 4 in 48 states is $835.

In Alaska, the maximum is $1,074 to $1,667 and in Hawaii it is $1,573.

Guam will see a high of $1,231 and the Virgin Islands will see $1,074.

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