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Georgia Work Credit Coalition Focused on COVID-19 Recovery

While the EITC is an incredibly important policy that benefits millions of Georgians, it has its limitations as a tool in a moment of crisis as we are in now. For the moment, the Georgia Work Credit is focused on a variety of policy solutions to support the health and economic wellbeing of Georgia families. . We fully plan to raise the Georgia Work Credit as a critical part of any economic recovery package once the legislature reconvenes later this year. But in the meantime, we want to be responsive and use this moment to build community to meet the needs of our fellow Georgians.
Recovery Rebates

Recovery Rebates

Economic Impact Payments, known as "recovery rebates," have started to hit the bank accounts of Georgians. Those who filed taxes in 2018 and 2019 are eligible. In addition, if you did not file your taxes because you don’t have an earned income, you can still file a simple return through July 15 and be eligible to receive a payment in most cases. The Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department launched a new online application that allows workers who did not file a 2018 or 2019 federal income tax return to provide the information required to receive their Economic Impact Payment.

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance

Actions taken recently by the state of Georgia and changes made through the CARES Act significantly expand eligibility for unemployment insurance. This is a critical safety net program as Georgia is recording record-setting unemployment claims each week since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis.

SNAP, TANF and more

SNAP, TANF and more

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs will be critical to helping families weather the crisis.

How is COVID-19 Affecting Your Community?

Supporter Highlight

Kyle Waide, President and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, outlines a state policy priority to help Georgia families struggling to make ends meet. The Atlanta Community Food Bank distributes 60 million pounds of food and groceries each year to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies across 29 counties in north Georgia counties.