Marylanders who provide care for veterans spend on average $11,500 of their personal income on out-of-pocket costs related to caregiving each year—1.5 times higher than what other family caregivers spend ($7,242), according to AARP data. And 43 percent of veteran and military caregivers experienced at least one financial setback such as having to take on more debt or dip into personal savings, according to research from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving.
Help is available for Maryland residents who are struggling to afford the high-speed internet services they need to stay connected to family members, friends, health care providers, work and so much more.
AARP Maryland State President Jim Campbell published the following letter to the editor in the June 25 edition of the Capital Gazette newspaper, addressing shortcomings in Social Security Administration operations:
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