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We are the closest we’ve been in 15-plus years to increasing TDAP!
The Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP) increase, HB 1615/SB 1231, passed the House of Delegates March 16 and is now in the Senate.
HB 1615/SB 1231, if passed, would increase the monthly TDAP benefit to $215 a month as of July 1, 2019—up from $185 a month today. It would then increase $8-$12 each year until it is equal to the Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) benefit for a one-person household, or $306 a month.
Please help us ensure Senate passage by submitting written testimony (in a hurry!). The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the TDAP bill on Thursday, March 22. Write a paragraph or two about why the TDAP increase is important and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Wednesday. We’ll submit it as written testimony in time for Thursday’s hearing.
Or, email members of the Senate Finance Committee between now and next Wednesday with this short, urgent message: Please support HB 1615/SB 1231! And email your own senator, too, because when the bill goes to the floor for a full Senate vote, your representative’s vote in favor will be critical.
HB 1615/SB 1231—as amended—would: