Martin O'Malley
Democrat

Martin O'Malley's policies onJobs & Economy

Reform Social Security to support, rather than penalize, caregiving

Governor O’Malley supports providing up to five years of “caregiver credits” that would increase the 35-year wage base for those who spend an extended period of time providing full-time care for children, elderly parents, or other dependents. In practice, current methods of calculating benefits penalize workers, most often women, who take extended time off to care for their families.

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