Individual Resources

Advance Child Tax Credit

  • Eligible households with qualifying children will start receiving a monthly advance payment of the Child Tax Credit on July 15, 2021.
  • Qualifying children generally include children who do not turn 18 before January 1, 2022, who live with you for at least 6 months of the year, and who you financially support.
  • Individuals will get the full amount of the child tax credit if their adjusted gross income is $75,000 or less if you file single, $112,500 or less if you file head of household and $150,000 if you are married filing jointing. The credit will phase out for higher incomes.
  • The full credit is $3,000 for each child between the age of 6-17 and $3,600 for children under 6. Half of the credit will be paid in monthly payments from July through December 2021, which amounts to $250-300 per child per month.   
  • The IRS will use information from your 2019 or 2020 tax return to calculate your estimated credit based on your income and the children you claimed as dependents on your latest return. They will automatically send you your monthly payments.
  • If you do not want to receive the monthly payments, you can use the Child Tax Credit Update Portal located at to opt-out. You may want to opt-out if you claimed children on your 2020 tax return that you will no longer be claimed in 2021.
  • If you believe you are eligible to receive the monthly payments but are not automatically receiving them, you may need to file a tax return. You can use the IRS nonfiler portal (  if you normally don’t have a filing requirement, or you can contact 2-1-1 to schedule a tax appointment.
  • Click here for more information about the Advance Child Tax Credit.

Ohio Department of Health

Ohioans are facing new financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and state agencies have a number of programs and policies in place to help them weather the storm. Ohio Department of Health's website includes links to local, state, and federal resources and information on unemployment assistance, health insurance relief, school meals, and more for individuals and families. 

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