After Son’s Death, Mother Fights For In-Home Caregivers’ Right To Unemployment
A loophole in California law prevents children or spouses who are providing in-home care to collect unemployment if the patient dies. But a bill moving through the legislature may change that.
The San Bernardino Sun:
Grieving California Mother Fights For Unemployment Rights For Family Caregivers
In February, Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, introduced Assembly Bill 1930 to create an In-Home Supportive Services Family Caregiver Benefits Advisory Committee to examine situations like hers and create a report by Jan. 1, 2018. The report would make recommendations to ensure that IHSS providers who provide supportive services to a spouse or child have access to employment-based support and protections, including Social Security benefits and state unemployment insurance benefits. ...The Assembly approved the bill, 77-0, in June and it is now making its way through state Senate committees. (Yarbrough, 7/31)