House social spending bill would cut SSN requirement for child tax credit

House social spending bill would cut SSN requirement for child tax credit


House Democrats’ sweeping $1.75 trillion social spending bill would remove the requirement that child tax credit claimants have a valid Social Security number — potentially opening the way for illegal immigrants and their children to receive billions in benefits. 

The provision on page 1,647 of the 2,135-page Build Back Better Act — which Democratic leaders are hoping to put to a House vote this week — would repeal 26 US Code § 24 paragraph 7, which details the Social Security numbers requirement to obtain child tax credits. 

“No credit shall be allowed under this section to a taxpayer with respect to any qualifying child unless the taxpayer includes the Social Security number of such child on the return of tax for the taxable

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