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Biden’s Child Tax Credit is Cutting Poverty in Philly, but Many with Deepest Needs Aren’t Getting the Cash

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Emma Lee
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Willard McGruder, 65, of Overbrook, cares for his two grandsons, Keshawn, 8, (pictured) and Rahine, 3.

Philadelphia has long earned the distressing distinction of being America’s poorest big city. But federal cash payments, called the expanded child tax credit, are predicted to significantly reduce child poverty across the board. So, how’s it working?

WHYY Keystone Crossroads’ Laura Benshoff reports the federal government has struggled to get the money to families most in need.

(Original air-date: 12/7/21)