The expanded monthly tax credit payments are going out on Thursday.
The White House announced the payments in May, saying the Child Tax Credit will provide eligible families with $300-dollar monthly cash payments per child up to age five, and $250-dollars for children ages 6 to17.
It's estimated that the Child Tax Credit will benefit nearly 2-million children in Michigan.
Families that filed recent tax returns or received stimulus checks should get paid automatically.
Any parent who has not paid taxes in recent years can sign up at www.childtaxcredit.gov