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OK Voters 50+ Strongly Support a Family Caregiver Tax Credit

AARP Oklahoma urges Oklahoma lawmakers to pass the Caring for Caregivers Act

Voters 50+ in Oklahoma overwhelmingly support a state income tax credit for family caregivers who use their own money to help a loved one.

More than one in four (42%) voters in Oklahoma 50 and older have experience as a family caregiver, with 13% currently providing unpaid care to an adult loved one.  And one in four (41%) of these caregivers are caring for someone suffering from Alzheimer's, dementia, or other forms of mental confusion, while 20% are caring for someone who has served in the US Armed Forces.

Nearly half of these caregivers who are currently providing care have spent money to purchase medical equipment or to make modifications to their home or their loved one's home.

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The survey was administered December 1–21 to 1,000 Oklahoma registered voters age 50-plus.

Suggested citation:

Guengerich, Terri. Oklahoma Voters Support a Family Caregiver Tax Credit. Washington, DC: AARP Research, February 2022.

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