Casten Supports Fix for Teens, Young Adults Left out of Recovery Rebates

April 4, 2020
Press Release

Downers Grove, IL – U.S. Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) says a tax filing definition in the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act denies recovery rebates to thousands of Illinois young adults who need it. He is supporting a bipartisan measure that would correct it and make their families eligible for the $500 per child recovery rebates.

“While the CARES Act moved decisively to provide relief to many Americans, too many young adults were left out. I am supporting legislation to allow families to claim the $500 on behalf of their older teens and young adult children,” said Casten. “This pandemic has impacted everyone, including many young adults like college students who may have lost their jobs or cannot find summer employment. More needs to be done to help them.”

Casten supports the bipartisan H.R. 6420, that would adopt a definition to broaden the pool of families who would receive the $500 economic impact sum. The bill expands the definition of a “qualifying child” for purposes of calculating a “dependent” to include students up to age 24 and permanently disabled adults.

Casten is urging lawmakers to include this fix in any future coronavirus relief bill.