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Philadelphia Pushes to Connect Families to Expanded Child Benefits

Emma Lee

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.