Last week, the federal government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and in speed there are omissions and mistakes. We would like to address the issue that countless individuals who are subject to existing collection actions may lose these benefits to existing levies.

Tens of millions of people around the country are about to receive payments from the federal government, usually through automatic deposit. Many of these people, numbering in the hundreds of thousands if not the millions, are people on the economic edge who are already subject to debt collection actions and levies on bank accounts.

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