Saturday, November 24, 2007

Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2007

Have you ever heard of the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act? Congress has, it has heard of it multiple times, and each time the bill has died in committee red tape.

Being a family caregiver is one of the hardest jobs anyone can ever do, it can easily be called the highest stress unpaid job in the world. Unlike other jobs, there is no compensation for the work. the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act would seek to amend title II of the Social Security Act to credit prospectively individuals serving as caregivers of dependent relatives with deemed wages for up to five years of such service. This would mean that although the caregivers have been unpaid for the substantial value they have contributed to caring for America's retired and elderly, they would at the least not be penalized on Social Security for not having been able to work for up to five years of such service.

Is this truly too much to give for people that sacrifice so much to care for the men and women that have time and again been called the greatest generation, those who care for the men and women who have been said time and again to have done nothing less than save the world? The men and women of the WWII era are slowly fading into history, their lives are being lived out even as you read this. Don't let their caregivers be forgotten, please, write a letter to your congressman and ask them to please support the Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2007, this bill is too important to allow it to die in subcommittee again.

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H.R. 4743 [107th]: Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2002
Sponsor: Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]
20 cosponsors

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to credit prospectively individuals serving as caregivers of dependent relatives with deemed wages for up to five years of such service.

Last Action:
May 15, 2002: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

This bill never became law.

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H.R. 473 [108th]: Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2003
Sponsor: Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]
26 cosponsors

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to credit prospectively individuals serving as caregivers of dependent relatives with deemed wages for up to five years of such service.

Last Action:
Feb 6, 2003: Referred to the Subcommittee on Social Security.

This bill never became law.

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H.R. 5936 [109th]: Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2006
Sponsor: Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]
0 cosponsors

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to credit prospectively individuals serving as caregivers of dependent relatives with deemed wages for up to five years of such service.

Last Action:
Jul 27, 2006: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

This bill never became law.

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H.R. 1161: Social Security Caregiver Credit Act of 2007
Sponsor: Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]
0 cosponsors

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to credit prospectively individuals serving as caregivers of dependent relatives with deemed wages for up to five years of such service.

Last Action:
Mar 7, 2007: Referred to the Subcommittee on Social Security.

This bill can still become a law with your help.



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