Families won’t see child tax credit payments for first time in six months

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Millions of families will not receive this monthly child tax credit payment Weekend For the first time in six months since the program ended at the end of last year.

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Why this matters: Over 35 million families have received payments, IRS. According to, The payments were part of a US rescue plan passed in 2021 and seen as one of the largest anti-poverty measures in modern history.

  • Biden’s social spending bill, known as Build Back Better, would have permanently extended those payments to many families beyond the December 31 deadline, but did not pass until late 2021.
  • Families received up to $300 per month under the age of 6 and up to $250 per month for children 6 to 17.

big picture: Democrats are calling for the expansion to remain in place.

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What are they saying: Rep. Shontel Brown (D-Ohio) said Tweet That the Child Tax Credit “reduced child poverty and helped feed countless families.”

  • Sen. Mazi Hirono (D-Hawaii) said in a tweet Friday More than 150,000 families in Hawaii will be affected and he called on Congress to pass Build Back Better.

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