Pandemic consolation prize: View from Indian Country
November 18, 2020
ROSEBUD, South Dakota – In dubbing November 10 "National Economic Impact Payment Registration Day," the Internal Revenue Service patently confirmed the months-old claim of the grassroots Rosebud Indian Reservation non-profit Oyate For Fairness and Equal Representation.
Low-income households need special support to avoid "falling through the cracks" in the effort to obtain the individual Economic Impact Payments Congress provided by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed seven months ago.
To offset the personal costs of the Covid-19 pandemic, the act authorized $1,200 per adult and $500 per child for everyone earning less than $75,000 a year. However, countless beneficiaries are still wondering where their relief is, and some don't yet know they could have it.