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Arizona May Provide New Benefit To Caregivers

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Feb 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The families of the disabled suffer in all manner of ways. One of the most direct is financial. A study by AARP shows that families typically spend as much as $7,000 each year while caring for a disabled

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Up To $1,000  Tax Credit

A new bill under consideration in Arizona would give some relief to the families of the disabled. The Arizona House just passed a bill that would provide them tax credits. A person filing individually could claim up to $500. A married couple would be eligible for twice that amount.

Let Your Senator Know If You Support This Bill

The bill is now under consideration in the Arizona Senate. If you support giving financial assistance to those families taking care of a disabled relative, contact your State Senator and let him or her know.

A Draft Message You Can Send

AARP has drafted a helpful email message that you can personalize and send. 

It is as follows:

Dear [Your Senator],

Under SB 1172 Arizona caregiving families would be able to apply for a grant, not greater than $1,000, to partially cover an expense that will allow an older relative to remain with family, as opposed to more costly care in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Only taxpayers with Arizona adjusted gross income less than $75,000 (single) or $150,000 (joint filers) would qualify for the credit.

That's why I urge you to support SB 1172 - Family Caregivers; Pilot; Grant Program to help make family caregivers' big responsibilities a little bit easier by reducing the financial strain and help them continue caregiving longer.

Please support SB 1172 to help Arizona families continue to care for their older relatives as long as they possibly can.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.

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