Good Morning America, ABC News – For millions of parents across the country, the New Year has started off without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit expansion, a deposit of several hundred dollars that parents had relied on since July, when the expansion went into effect. Read the full article.
“That was the only income I was getting for the last six months,” Tierra Hal, a single mom of two daughters, ages 4 and 2, said of the $600 monthly payment she has received since July. “I used it to pay for my car payment and bills.”
Hal, 25, of Ranson, West Virginia, said she has struggled to find a job because of a lack of child care options for her daughters, a struggle that has been amplified by the coronavirus pandemic.
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