Do I need a Social Security Number (SSN) to receive the rebate check and the child benefits?
YES. For both the taxpayer rebate and the child credits, only taxpayers with valid Social Security numbers may qualify. For couples filing jointly, BOTH spouses must have a valid Social Security number. To claim a child for the child rebate, each child must also have a valid Social Security number. ***Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITINs) will NOT be accepted.