Child tax credit applications are now open, but the deadline is fast approaching.

Connecticut's budget bill, which was recently signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont, includes a new child tax credit.

The credit was launched on June 1, and eligible families are set to receive a maximum rebate of $250 for up to three children.

To apply, click on "2022 CT Child Tax Rebate" in the Department of Revenue Service portal.

Gov. Lamont stated in a press release that he expects payments to begin in August, around the start of the school year.

'I strongly encourage all Connecticut residents who are eligible to submit an application so that a rebate can be sent to them without delay,' he said.

According to the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University, child poverty is at its highest level since the end of 2020.

Even though the Coronavirus pandemic caused a huge increase in unemployment, government relief programs

Such as stimulus checks and unemployment benefits actually decreased poverty rates.

The most dramatic change in child poverty was the expansion of the child tax credit. It was made both more generous

The most dramatic change in child poverty was the expansion of the child tax credit. It was made both more generous

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