66% Of Child Tax Credit Recipients Struggled To Afford Food After Program Expired

By Fatherly


Parents are having a hard time making ends meet after the end of monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments, according to a new survey from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). The survey, which documented responses from low- and moderate-income families, found that nearly 80% of eligible families received CTC payments, and those extra funds went primarily to paying for necessities. While this data is no surprise — a number of surveys have been published since the expiration of the CTC program — it serves as a stark reminder that the CTC helped keep families afloat and that its end harmed families deeply.

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