CASH-strapped parents could get a boost of $300 in their final child tax credit payment this December.

The last check as part of the expanded Child Tax Credit program will be sent out to eligible American families on December 15.

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President Joe Biden expanded earlier this year to offset some of the financial burdens many Americans were feeling due to Covid-19.

The child tax credits are worth $3,600 per child under six in 2021, $3,000 per child between six and 17, and $500 for college students aged up to 24.

However, they're automatically issued as monthly advance payments between July and December - worth up to $300 per child.

Families who are currently getting payments that are below the maximum amount could be in line to get a boost next month.

In order to qualify a parent must have lost their job in 2021 or one household salary must have substantially decreased in the calendar year.

Americans are urged to update their financial information on the IRS portal so that the change can be noted ahead of the December check.

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Parents receiving the highest amount from the child tax credit scheme will not be able to receive an increased payment.

The maximum a family can receive is $300 per month for each child under the age of six and $250 per child up to the age of 17.

Parents wishing to apply for the booster have until 11.59 pm Eastern Time on November 29.

However, the deadline has passed for families looking to apply for the child tax credit scheme.

Read our child tax credit live blog for the very latest news and updates...

It comes after the news that parents with two kids could receive a payment worth up to $8,000 in the new year.

Parents that have kids under 13 and an income of less than $125,000 can claim the extra cash.

The support is known as the child and dependent tax credit, which aims to help working families offset expenses when financially providing for their kids.

Qualifying expenses include transportation, housekeepers, babysitters, before and after school programs, as well as day camps and daycare.

The cash can also be used to care for dependents with disabilities.

They can be claimed when you file your tax return next year.

Meanwhile, people are calling on Congress to send out a $2,000 stimulus check after Thanksgiving as 35million families are set to lose their Child Tax Credit cash in just three weeks.

If Congress does not move to extend the program the December 15 check will be the last monthly payment.

The calls for more cash come as the American Farm Bureau reported that the prices for this year's Thanksgiving meals will climb by 14 percent compared to last year.

While some of this increase is due to inflation, according to The Hill, it's also partially due to the fact that many people skipped Thanksgiving, or had much smaller gatherings, last year because of the pandemic.

Last year's Turkey Day food prices were actually down 4 percent from 2019.

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