Families are just now starting to get their October child tax credit.
A technical issue last month caused issues like late payments, but this month there should be fewer issues.
Many families express their need for the checks and that they rely heavily on them.
36 million families with 61 million children will benefit from the October payments.
Children under the age of 6 will get $300 payments while ages 6 to 17 get $250.
Single parents families with $75,000 or less in income and married couples that make $150,000 or less qualify for the payments.
Payments left include one in November and a last one in December.
Parents may opt out at any time to avoid potentially having to pay taxes.
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