On July 15, the first batch of advance child tax credit monthly payments — worth roughly $15 billion — was sent to about 35 million families. The Treasury and IRS said more than 2.2 million additional stimulus payments totaling $4 billion were disbursed last week under the American Rescue Plan. And nearly 4 million taxpayers who overpaid their taxes on unemployment compensation have been sent refunds that average $1,265.
This is good news for families who have gotten their money, but it also fuels the frustration of others who are struggling and haven’t received their payments. A private Facebook page, created in March, has close to 1,000 members who share stories of failing to receive the third stimulus payment.