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$1,000 "Caregiver tax credit bill" proposed in Wisconsin State Legislature

Posted at 3:29 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 16:29:35-05

MILWAUKEE -- A bill in the Wisconsin State Legislature proposes a $1,000 tax credit for family members providing unpaid care to Alzheimer's patients. 

The Alzheimer's Association estimates there are 110,000 Alzheimer's patients living in Wisconsin right now, many of whom are at home with loved ones who sacrifice their time and energy to care for them.

The bill is not just for the families of memory care patients.

"You have an adult child with special needs and you are incurring expenses there," said attorney Carol Wessels, providing another example of what could qualify under this proposed bill.

The patient living with you must be 18 years old or older to qualify under this proposed bill.

Click here to learn more about the "Caregiver tax credit" bill.

A public hearing is set for Tuesday, which will give people the chance to testify for or against the bill.

There are five other bills said to support people living with Alzheimer's. Click on each link to read through.