This funding especially impacts parents in the Sandwich Generation who have the responsibility of caring for both children and seniors. One out of every eight Americans in the 40-60 age range cares for both a child and a parent (Joe Biden is one of them). Those responsibilities can put a great deal of financial and emotional strain on their family.
The $103 million budget proposal from the Vice President’s task force allows the government to help 200,000 additional family caregivers and also provide 3 million more hours of respite care to families in need. That’s great news, especially when so many other programs are being cut!
For more information on how the budget proposals will help families in need, you can read the full announcement on the Middle Class Task Force’s website.