The deadline for applying for a new child tax credit program is fast approaching, but applications are now open.

Connecticut's budget bill, which has just been signed by Governor Ned Lamont, includes the new child tax credit.

Families that qualify for the credit can receive a maximum rebate of $250, which is capped at three children for a total of $700.

Applications opened on June 1.Through the Department of Revenue Service portal, families can now apply for

a CT child tax rebate by clicking "2022 CT Child Tax Rebate." Gov. Lamont said in a press release 

That he expects payments to go out around the start of the school year, which is July 31.

All Connecticut residents who are eligible for the rebate should apply as soon as possible in order to receive it without delay, he said.

Senators from both parties tried to pass the bill without Republican support, but were unable to reach an agreement with all 50 lawmakers.

Tax credit negotiations stalled by political opposition

Joe Manchin (D-WV) strongly opposed Build Back Better and the expanded child tax credit.

According to CNBC, the West Virginia politician said he will not support extending the enhanced child tax credit without requiring parents to work.

In January, The New York Times reported that the expanded child tax credit was lauded by experts

Expansion of the CTC was well received by the public

But received a more "lukewarm" response from the general public.

Public opinion polls generally found that the policy received more than 50 percent support, but voters seemed less

interested in it than other policies like lowering prescription drug prices, the Times reported.

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