A proposal from Gov. Tony Evers (D) would create a $500 annual tax credit for Wisconsinites who provide unpaid care to an adult family member.
AARP Wisconsin is helping lead a new coalition of government and social service agencies—the Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness. The group will identify root causes of these conditions among older adults and people with disabilities and advocate for solutions.
AARP Wisconsin, along with 211/United Way of Wisconsin, is offering a new service to provide support to caregivers over the phone.
Wisconsin family caregivers provide the equivalent of an estimated $7 billion per year in unpaid services. Will the state provide direct aid? Or is a federal tax credit the best option for financial assistance?
No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
Being a family caregiver is tough - need to talk to someone? Contact 211 Wisconsin by phone at 833-572-1599 or online at 211wisconsin.org.
AARP Wisconsin is supporting two pieces of legislation that would help the state's 580,000 family caregivers. One would create a $1,000 nonrefundable income tax credit to help cover certain expenses. The other would require hospitals to communicate key information to family caregivers.
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AARP Wisconsin is gathering stories from older residents about the challenges they face when it comes to affording retirement, paying high prescription drug costs, caregiving for loved ones and other issues.
The Credit for Caring bill, supported by AARP, would create a $500 tax credit to help cover certain costs family caregivers incur while assisting loved ones.
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