The Covid-19 relief legislation signed by President Biden on Thursday includes a larger increase in direct aid to families than in any other pandemic relief bills passed so far — an average of $6,660 for households with children, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.
For 500,000 poor families with two or more children, roughly $10,000 in aid will more than double their annual income. By some estimates, the bill could cut child poverty in half this year.
The bill accomplishes this in primarily two ways: a significant increase in stimulus payments per child, and
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