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How The Expanded Child Tax Credit Could Cut Childhood Poverty In Half


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In early 2021, Congress voted to temporarily expand the child tax credit, opting to send monthly payments to more families. The first payments rolled out last week.
Families received between $250 to $300 per child, depending on that child's age. Some estimates say that money could cut child poverty in half if they can reach every family eligible.
How does that tax credit change raising a family in America? And what does the future of the program look like? We discuss all this and more.
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