Bill Would Give Social Security Credits to Caregivers
On July 7, Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) introduced important legislation to help caregivers increase the amount of Social Security benefits they would be eligible for when they retire. Under the proposal, caregivers could get credit for up to 5 years of unpaid care that they are providing for their loved ones.

“Caregivers are often torn by the impossible choice of taking care of a family member or earning less for themselves and their family,” said Lowey. “My bill would provide them the peace of mind that, when they retire, they won’t be financially punished for providing needed care for loved ones.”

Please contact your Member of Congress (800-839-5276) and ask them to co-sponsor HR 5024, the Social Security Caregiver Act of 2014!

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