New concerns are being raised about the stimulus relief bill, and how some Americans will get access to those funds in the short-term.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said that President Donald Trump needs to modify IRS guidelines that could hamper access to relief payments for millions of people.
The IRS procedure for receiving federal benefits was the hot-button issue at play. People who receive federal benefits and do not need to file taxes to receive relief funding only had until Tuesday to register dependents.
In theory, if they did not – those dependents would not be reflected on that individual’s relief payment.
“The IRS’ recently announced deadline for registering child dependents impedes the ability of millions of vulnerable Americans, including veterans and social security recipients, to access critical relief funds,” Gillibrand said. “During this time of crisis, the government should be doing everything possible to make it easier for people to receive direct relief, but this short-sighted decision makes it harder. I am urging the Trump administration to modify these misguided guidelines — failure to do so would be irresponsible and negligent.”