Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.
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FIGHTING FOR YOU
AARP Massachusetts works with state legislators on Family Caregiver Tax Credit
Caring for a loved one can take a heavy financial toll. 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. An Act to Establish the Family Caregiver Tax Credit would establish a tax credit for family caregivers of up to $1,500 per year, for expenses relating to the care they provide. Eligible expenses include transportation, home modification, home health care aides, and more. AARP Massachusetts is proud to fight for the thousands of Bay State residents who give so much to care for others.
New Law Creates Caregiver Advisory Committee
AARP’s National Volunteer President Catherine Alicia Georges serves on the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council, created by a bipartisan federal law that AARP fought hard to pass. The Council is charged with developing a national strategy to support family caregivers that includes communities, providers, government, and others. Learn more about the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council.
Share your Story
Join the thousands of family caregivers have shared their experiences through AARP’s storytelling initiative, I Heart Caregivers. Your story will help AARP continue to fight for more support for family caregivers, including help at home, workplace flexibility, training, and relief in your state.