Minnesota Lawmakers Consider Legality of 20% Pay Cut To Family Caregivers

Posted: February, 2012

From the Family Caregiver Alliance.

Minnesota Public Radio reports that Minnesota state lawmakers are still grappling with how to address a 20% pay cut for family caregivers that was included in the state's most recent budget. A judge temporarily blocked the pay cuts and is expected to make a final decision in April, meanwhile, a lawmaker has introduced legislation to stop the cut. Steve Larson, the Policy Director for the Arc of Minnesota, reported that families have contacted the Arc about costlier nursing home care because they can't afford a 20% drop in their incomes.

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