Tell Your Legislators: Now is the Time to Support Family Caregivers!
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. The Family Caregiver Tax Credit (House Bill 2608 & Senate Bill 702) would help caregivers in Massachusetts afford the costs of caring for a loved one.
The Family Caregiver Tax Credit has it's first hearing of the legislative session this coming Tuesday, May 14th. With over 90 Co-sponsors, it's likely that your legislator is already supportive, but we need your help to make sure they voice that support at the hearing!
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. Eligible expenditures for the family caregiver include:
Ask your Legislators to voice their support for the Family Caregiver Tax Credit this Tuesday, and help family caregivers who are struggling to keep their loved ones cared for at home.
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Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask that you voice your support for the Family Caregiver Tax Credit, S.702/H2608 at the Health Care Financing hearing scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]