Senator Chris Murphy Introduces a Bill to Help CaregiversMarch 21, 2016
On Friday, March 18, 2016, United States Senator Chris Murphy (D. Conn) proposed legislation aimed at helping caregivers. The Social Security Caregiver Credit Act would create a Social Security caregiver credit and provide modest retirement compensation to individuals who have had to leave the workforce entirely or reduce their work hours significantly to care for a loved one. "People who care for loved ones deserve our gratitude. Penalizing caregivers by docking the Social Security benefits they count on is backwards. I'm introducing the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act because Washington should support those who support their families," said Murphy. Read more about the proposed bill.