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SANTA FE – Thousands of New Mexicans who receive Social Security benefits and have children – but who didn’t file a tax return – have just hours left to apply for expanded stimulus payments.
They must file a federal form by 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, to get the extra $500 this year for each qualified child.
The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is encouraging people who qualify to file immediately.
“We are horrified by the IRS’s sudden announcement … forcing a large category of people to file a form by (this) morning to get stimulus payments for their children in a timely way,” said Lindsay Cutler, an attorney at the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty.
The tight deadline applies to recipients of Social Security, veterans and railroad retirement benefits.