Help us Help Oklahoma’s Caregivers
HB 1029X, the Caring for Caregivers Act by Rep. Tammy West and Sen. John Michael Montgomery, would provide well-deserved financial relief to family caregivers who pay for items such as home safety modifications, medical equipment or home health care to help keep their parents, spouses and other loved ones at home longer. It would also help mitigate more costly taxpayer-funded nursing home stays. The credit covers up to 50% of the expenses incurred and is capped at $2,000. However, the cap is extended to $3,000 if the person receiving care suffers from Alzheimer’s or is a veteran.
In a recent AARP survey, 91% of registered Oklahoma voters aged 40-plus said they support a tax credit for family caregivers. Findings show strong support across party lines, with Republicans at 90%, Independents at 91% and Democrats at 94% in favor of the Caring for Caregivers Act.
The Caring for Caregivers Act recognizes our unpaid family caregivers' hard work and sacrifices and assists those who are stepping up to the plate to care for their loved ones. Let’s help them by passing the act today. Thank you for lending your voice. Together we can get this done!