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Domestic abusers are taking survivors’ stimulus checks — and lawmakers want the IRS to do something about it


While millions of Americans have saved, spent or invested their stimulus checks, some domestic-violence survivors have found themselves deprived of the financial lifeline and often saddled with the knowledge that their abuser has the money.

Now, senators and advocates are pressing the Internal Revenue Service to send replacement checks to survivors and set rules that would prevent abusers from intercepting the cash if there’s a second round of stimulus checks.

‘A stimulus payment can make a huge difference in financially easing the burdens many survivors and their children are facing with…


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