Getting Paid to Provide Care for a Relative Questions

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  1. My wife has a adult family care home. Do they file taxes?

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  2. Becoming government pd caregiver for mom in Nevada

    Carolyn provided a good summary of the context. Def speak up. I don't necessarily agree with Carolyn's characterization that your family has been taken advantage of you. For example, in many cultures it is common practice and accepted to care for family members without pay. It depends.
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  3. What to do I do now I am destatute?

    DestitudeGa, I am in much the same situation. For 15 years I was primary caregiver to my parents. Dad passed on in Feb, 2001, Mom was already having serious problems. In 2008 Mom had a stroke which paralyzed her entire left side and left her with swallowing problems. In August 2010 I brought Mom ...
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  4. FAQ: Are There Benefits for My Parents if They Pay Me for the Time I Spend Caring for Them?

    Yes, there are many benefits for your parents if they pay you for the time you spend caregiving. But for your parents to get the maximum benefit, you need to report the income and pay taxes on it. Even though this is a hassle, there are many good reasons for your parents to pay you and for you to re...
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  5. Can my husband pay me to care for his mother from her assets?

    If your mother-in-law has the legal capacity to consent to the arrangement"”that is, she understands that you are her caregiver and that some of her money would be used to pay you for your caretaking work"”then she is free to arrange for her money to be spent this way. As a precautionary measure, ho...
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  6. Can I Get Paid to Be a Family Caregiver?

    It's possible to get regular payments for providing care for a housebound family member, depending on the family member's income and assets, need for care, and the state he or she lives in. Public assistance programs in many states can provide payment directly to a low-income person who is determine...
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  7. How do you apply for the Cash for Caregiving program through...

    A Cash and Counseling or similar program is available in many states. It pays direct assistance to home-bound elders or others who have low incomes and few assets other than their home. The payments can then be used to pay a family member, or other independent caregiver, for providing in-home care. ...
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  8. Does Medicare compensate family caregivers?

    No, Medicare doesn't pay anything to a family caregiver. But if an elder has a low income and few assets, he might qualify for Medicaid. If so, a program run by Medicaid in his state might be able to pay him directly to pay for his home care, which he could then use to pay a family member to take ca...
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  9. How much does a live-in caregiver cost?

    Live-in caregivers cost from $700 to $3000 a week. There are many factors such as what part of the country you live in, what the living accommodations are and what hours the person is required to be on duty. The ability to speak the elder's language is also a factor.
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  10. How can I get paid for caregiving?

    You have a few options if you want to be paid as your mother's official caregiver, but unfortunately none of them will offer you much money or a realistic alternative to your current full-time job.
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  11. Can a person get paid for caring for their parents in their parents' home?

    You might be able to get some pay directly from the state for taking care of your parents if they have few assets (other than their home) and little income. If they require home care, and have low income and assets, they might be entitled to receive it through Medicaid. But instead of getting that c...
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  12. Is there a program in Iowa that will pay you for taking care of a family member?

    Many states have programs that can pay a family member to take care of a frail senior at home. These family caregiver payment programs -- often called Cash and Counseling but sometimes another name -- directly pay low-income seniors who would otherwise qualify for Medicaid coverage from a home care ...
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  13. Can I get compensated for my care giving duties for my father?

    If your father has a low income and few assets, he might qualify for Medicaid. If so, a program run by Medicaid in your state might be able to pay your father directly to pay for his home care, which he could then use to pay you. In some states, this kind of cash assistance is possible even for peop...
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  14. Is there a program for financial assistance to help me care for my husband and still pay our bills?

    This is a difficult situation for you, and I hope you have the support of friends and family. I wish I could tell you there's one magical place to go for help, but I'm afraid there isn't. But I can think of a few things you should look into as possible sources of financial assistance. This takes a l...
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  15. Can my husband receive payments from medicare or medicaid to help care for myself and my son?

    Not Medicare, but possibly Medicaid. If your and your husband's joint income and assets (not counting your house or car) are both low enough, you might qualify for Medicaid. And if your son is receiving SSI, he is probably eligible for Medicaid. If so, a program run by Medicaid in your state might b...
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  16. Does Medicare compensate a full time family caregiver?

    Medicare does not pay anything to a family caregiver. However, if your father has a low income and few assets, he might qualify for Medicaid. If so, a program run by Medicaid in your state might be able to pay your father directly to pay for his home care, which he could then use to pay you. In some...
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  17. Can my brother get paid for being a full time caregiver for our mom?

    Since your mother's total income is so low, she probably qualifies for her state's Medicaid program (assuming she doesn't have much in savings or other assets other than her home). If so, that means she might also qualify for a state-run program -- if her state has one -- that can provide some payme...
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  18. Will Medicare pay for a family caregiver?

    Unfortunately, Medicare does not have any program to pay a family caregiver. Medicare has only limited coverage for home care, and when it does cover home care it does so through a Medicare-certified home health care agency. It does not pay independent caregivers, family or otherwise.
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  19. I want to know how to become certifed for home health care for my mother?

    You ask an excellent question, and one that's on the minds of many. So much so that many states have "family caregiver"programs for Medicaid recipients (the government health plan for people who are low income or disabled). If your parent is Medicaid eligible this may be an option for you. You'll ne...
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  20. How can I get paid for taking care of parents?

    There are two ways you might get paid for taking care of your parents -- in addition to your parents paying you directly. Depending on the rules in your state, you might be able to get paid as a home care aide if your parents qualify for the state's Medicaid program and Medicaid providing them with ...
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