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Caregivers demand equal Social Security and unemployment benefits, deliver petitions to Governor Brown

Caregivers demand equal Social Security and unemployment benefits, deliver petitions to Governor Brown

For Immediate Release Thursday, August 25, 2016 Contact: Margitte Kristjansson, 619-548-4304 California home care providers who care for their spouse or child are ineligible for Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment benefits. Sacramento – Today In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) home care workers met at the Capitol to deliver petitions to Governor Brown signed by over 3,500 Californians. The petitions call on the governor to sign Assembly Bill 1930, a bill sponsored by the United Domestic Workers/AFSCME Local 3930, and authored by Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R – Palmdale) with coauthors Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D – San Diego) and Senator Mike McGuire (D […]

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Retirement savings for IHSS providers

Retirement savings for IHSS providers

When Madera County caregiver Cynthia Wilson’s IHSS paycheck didn’t arrive on time in January, she and her grandson lost their apartment. Thankfully, they were able to turn to friends and neighbors for help, but since then she has been terrified that another late paycheck or unexpected expense could leave her homeless again. And that worry increases exponentially when Cynthia thinks about retirement, because like many IHSS providers, Cynthia has no retirement benefits or savings. “I’m 62,” said Cynthia. “If I work until I’m 70, I might get about $1,200 a month from Social Security, but that’s not set in stone […]

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