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Philadelphia Pushes to Connect Families to Expanded Child Benefits

Emma Lee
/
WHYY

Philadelphia is ramping up outreach around the federal expanded child tax credits. WHYY’s Laura Benshoff reports that’s happening even as the program faces an uncertain future.

(Original air-date: 1/20/22)

Laura Benshoff covered stories of statewide interest for Keystone Crossroads and WHYY, with a focus on immigration. She previously reported on the suburbs, public education, and mental health. Her work has aired nationally on NPR, Marketplace and Reveal/CIR. Prior to becoming a journalist, she worked for the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department. Laura attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She diligently works at speaking Spanish and knows a little French.