Tell Your Legislators: Don't Leave Family Caregivers Out!
The average family caregiver spends almost $7,000 a year out-of-pocket to help care for their loved ones, which amounts, on average, to 20% of their total income.
Representative Chris Walsh of Framingham has sponsored Amendment 876, which would include the Family Caregiver Tax Credit in this year's MA House Budget. This tax credit would reimburse family members for a portion of what they spend caring for adult family members who need assistance with activities of daily living.
Ask your Representative to support Amendment 876, and help family caregivers who are struggling to keep thier loved ones cared for at home.
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Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to request your support for Amendment 876 to the House Budget, sponsored by Representative Chris Walsh, establishing the Family Caregiver Tax Credit. A recent study by the AARP Public Policy Institute shows that the average family caregiver spends almost $7,000 a year out-of-pocket to help care for their loved ones, which amounts to, on average, 20% of their total income. The Family Caregiver Tax Credit would reimburse family members for a portion of qualified expenses related to caring for adult family members who need assistance with activities of daily living, up to a cap of $1,500.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]