Since start of the pandemic, Congress has offered a lifeline for families who are struggling to get by: three stimulus payments totaling $3,200, plus an expanded child tax credit for families with children that will start in July 2021. While most Philadelphia-area families are eligible for these payments, many families haven't received all of the money they are owed. They must file tax returns by May 17, 2021, even if they don't have any earnings, to make sure they get the financial help they need. Please join Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS) for a training for service providers and advocates! CLS trainers will cover the eligibility rules for the stimulus payments and child tax credit. They will share tips and resources for communicating with hard to reach communities and getting families who are new to filing taxes connected with the tax help they need. The training will be on Tuesday, April 6 at 2 pm. Please sign up here to join us, and to stay connected to updates, training materials, and other resources.