Washington workers must start paying the WA Cares long-term care payroll tax next month. Someone making just over $50,000 a year will pay about $24 a month. If you don’t move out of Washington, you’ll be eligible for a lifetime maximum benefit of $36,500 after paying into the program for ten years for extended care such as a nursing home, home health care, and dementia support. Washington State Senate Republican Leader John Braun talks to Tracy Ellis about it.
Senator Mike Padden’s legislation would allow voters to repeal the law that created the tax.
The Governor needs to use his emergency powers to stop a payroll tax for long-term care according to several state Senators.
Tracy Ellis reports.