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Every day, AARP is working to make Wisconsin a great place for everyone to work, live, and thrive. To do that, we work with legislators at the local, state, and federal levels to support policies that positively impact Wisconsinites of all ages, and particularly those aged 50+.
Starting in August, we are committed to meeting with all of our members of Congress to discuss key issues with them. Our top five priorities & our requests for Congress are listed below.
Wisconsin's 580,000 caregivers need support providing care and keeping with out of pocket costs. We're asking our members of Congress to join the bipartisan Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus to explore & uplift solutions that support caregivers.
The costs of prescription drugs can be a lot and even break the budgets of aging & retired Wisconsinites. We'll be asking members of Congress what their plans are to address the high cost of prescription drugs
Social Security Administration (SSA) Funding
Social Security is a benefit for all seniors who have worked to earn and when they currently call for assistance, they are met with long waiting processes. We're asking Congress to support additional funding for customer service improvement and to hold the SSA accountable.
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
The EITC is a great tax advantage for working Wisconsinites rewarding work. We're asking members of Congress to support eliminating the discriminatory age cap of 65 so older Wisconsinites that may still be working can benefit from this tax cut.
Funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
Communities across Wisconsin still lack access to affordable high-speed internet. We need Congress to support funding for the ACP, which expires in 2023.