The final monthly payment of the child tax credit arrived last week—families will get another six months’ worth when they file their taxes in 2022—but President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress want to extend the provision another year through the Build Back Better Act.
The best way to get started is to contact your local area agency on aging. They can help you learn more about programs you or a loved one may qualify for—such as Medicaid or OPTIONS—and provide information about adult day care centers or home care workers.
There are an estimated 11 million Americans who are “sandwich generation” caregivers: They are simultaneously raising young children and caring for their aging parents, and they need help. This is Part One of a four-part series on sandwich caregivers. Check back tomorrow for Part Two.