Arizona Coalition Reaches Out To Those Still Waiting For Coronavirus Benefits

Published: Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:36pm
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David Lujan

In March, Congress approved a coronavirus relief package, which included direct payments to Americans: $1,200 for adults and $500 for kids. But, an estimated 200,000 Arizonans who are eligible for this money have not gotten it — projections suggest that’s worth nearly $200 million residents here are missing out on.

A coalition is now trying to reach out to people who haven’t gotten a check, but should have; they have until October 15 to submit documentation to an online IRS portal.

David Lujan, the director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, is part of that coalition. The Show spoke with him for more about the situation.

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