Family Caregivers Could Get Paid

Family Caregivers Could Get Paid

*Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act

H.R. 947 and S. 337

Provides workers with up to 12 weeks of partial income when they take time for their own serious health condition, including pregnancy and childbirth recovery; the serious health condition of a child, parent, spouse or domestic partner; the birth or adoption of a child; and/or for military caregiving and leave purposes. The benefit would be administered through a new Office of Paid Family and Medical Leave within the Social Security Administration. Payroll contributions would cover both insurance benefits and administrative costs.

Sponsor: Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT); Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Last action: House—In Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources; Senate—In Finance Committee

Thank you to our friends at The National Alliance for Caregiving who support this Bill https://www.caregiving.org/national-landscape/

 

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