Consumer Protection

Time is Running Out to Protect Americans’ Relief Payments from Debt Collectors

April 7, 2020

A critical piece of Congress’ coronavirus relief bill, the CARES Act, provides for direct payments to American households. Most individuals are scheduled to receive up to $1,200, married couples up to $2,400, plus an additional $500 per child. Right now, the U.S. Treasury is gearing up to start direct depositing funds into Americans’ bank accounts,…

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