(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today joined Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) and 40 colleagues in sending a letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Rettig asking that they take action to address the barriers that could prevent individuals experiencing homelessness to receive their stimulus checks.
“In April, the IRS developed an online payment tool for non-filers that allows them to provide the IRS with the financial information needed to make the stimulus payment. While we appreciate this development, there are still access barriers that must be addressed to allow over 500,000 individuals experiencing homelessness to receive their stimulus checks.” wrote the Members. “We strongly urge the IRS to develop guidance for ensuring that individuals experiencing homelessness are not excluded from receiving stimulus checks.”
The full text of the letter can be found here.