Tell Your Lawmakers: Family Caregivers Need Financial Relief Now!
Family caregivers are the first line of defense against older residents being forced from their homes and into subpar nursing homes - and it's not easy.
On average, family caregivers in the U.S. spend 26% of their income on caregiving activities. This expensive care helps older loved ones remain safely at home. And now, the pandemic and rising costs due to inflation have only made things more difficult.
AARP is fighting to bring some financial relief to family caregivers, who need and deserve support.
There is bipartisan legislation, the Caregiver’s Assistance Act (A1802/S2021), that would provide eligible NJ family caregivers with a modest refundable income tax credit of up to $675.
Tell your lawmakers: Vote yes and support the Caregiver’s Assistance Act (A1802/S2021) to provide family caregivers financial relief now!