Requesting Survey Responses from Direct Care Worker on Proposed Education Benefit Bill

Lawmakers are considering whether to create a new higher education tuition benefit specifically for direct care workers and their family members. Please fill out this short survey to tell us about whether this would be helpful to you and your family, and what are the most important things you need to stay in your profession.

More information on the proposal: if lawmakers in Augusta pass and fund LD 1718, full-time direct care workers (averaging at least 30 hours per week) would receive an annual $4,000 grant to help pay for college, for up to four years. This benefit could be used by the worker, their immediate family, or their grandchildren to help cover the costs of enrollment at the University of Maine, community colleges, or Maine Maritime Academy.

Direct care workers (such as CNAs) are asked to fill out this survey on how useful the benefit might be for you and your family. 

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