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Reducing Recidivism and Improving Reentry through Economic Impact Payments during COVID-19

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Economic Impact Payments under the CARES Act can increase economic independence and labor force attachment among individuals reentering from incarceration through helping cover basic expenses while individuals seek employment and get on their feet. However, while many reentering individuals may be eligible for an Economic Impact Payment, they may need additional assistance to ensure they receive one.

This one-page fact sheet for organizations working with the reentry population, describes what Economic Impact Payments are, how eligible reentering populations can receive them, and how organizations working with this population can help with this process.

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