ABOUT THE WA CARES FUND
Washington State is the first in the nation to develop a way to make long-term care affordable for all workers in the state as we age.
The WA Cares FundSM is a new fund to which we all contribute while we are working, and through which we can access long-term care when we need it.
THERE IS A BETTER WAY
Beginning January 2022, Washington workers will pay up to $0.58 per $100 of earnings.
Every employee contributes – employers do not.
If you are self-employed, you can opt-in to the Trust.
Beginning January 2025, each person who is eligible to receive the benefit can access services and supports costing up to $36,500.
To be eligible to receive the benefit, you must meet certain qualifications.
LTSS TRUST ACT TIMELINE
Governor Inslee signed the LTSS Trust Act into law (RCW 50B.04).
Working Washingtonians begin paying premiums.
Benefits begin for eligible beneficiaries.