Are DACA Recipients Eligible for Student Stimulus Checks?
The federal government has approved and is sending stimulus checks to millions of individuals in an effort to revitalize the economy that has been devastated by the coronavirus outbreak. Many college students are facing the loss of pre-paid dormitory living quarters, loss of part-time jobs and extra expenses to find alternative living quarters. The government allocated $6.3 to provide aid to college students in need through the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act).
On Tuesday, April 21, the government announced that many students will not qualify for CARES funds. Students who are ineligible for federal student aid will not receive stimulus checks, including:
• undocumented students
• international students
• Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients
According to the Education Department, the students are barred from receiving the aid because it is intended for U.S. citizens.
Godoy Law Office is an established immigration law firm in Chicago and Lombard with DACA attorneys who are ready to help you interpret the law as it applies in your case and apply for deferred action if you are eligible. Contact us online or call today to learn more about how we could help.