Letters and Correspondence

Support for the Foster EITC Act

Child Abuse & Neglect
Tax Policy

This Foster EITC Act, introduced by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), would help youth formerly in care by lowering the age that former foster youth could claim the EITC from 25 to 18, among other things. This would help youth who exit care and on their own – often these youth have earned income but are still struggling to make ends meet. By allowing youth formerly in care to claim the credit during the time they are transitioning to adulthood, it helps to create parity with young adults of the same age that often receive familial support.

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