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Lawsuits Filed over Denial of COVID-19 Relief Checks to Mixed-Status Married Couples


MALDEF filed a complaint on behalf of six U.S. citizens who were denied federal stimulus checks because they filed joint tax returns with spouses who use an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) to pay taxes. A U.S. citizen from Illinois also filed a class action suit against the administration, alleging that the denial of stimulus checks to U.S. citizens married to immigrants who don’t hold Social Security numbers violates his constitutional rights.

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