The promise of free money is typically pretty alluring.
After all, the stimulus checks Congress handed out during the early months of the pandemic were enormously popular, and nearly 3 million people have signed a petition calling for more.
So why, then, are 1 in 10 working Americans missing out on thousands in free cash that’s available right now and has been for a long time?
While some people don’t know about these programs or don’t think they can make use of them, both problems are easily fixed. Here’s how to make sure you get the money you’re owed.