Consumer Advocates Applaud Passage of American Rescue Plan, Call for Protection from Debt Collectors

Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center praised Congress for passing the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to help struggling families. But they noted that more needs to be done to protect the new payments from being seized by debt collectors.

Under key elements of the American Rescue Plan (ARP):

  • individuals will receive up to $1,400 in economic income payments (EIP) and an additional $300 per week for unemployment…