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How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in Arizona

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Written by Aidaly
June 6, 2023

Summary of Statistics

7.3 million

Population

0.9 million

Caregivers

800 million

Care Hours

$20

Value of Care/hour

$14.5 billion

Value of Care

For many people in Arizona, becoming a paid caregiver for family can provide a reliable source of supplemental income. Whether you provide care part-time or have had to give up employment to become a full-time caregiver for someone you love, Aidaly can help. 

We understand that providing quality support and care to those who need it most is most prominently dependent on financial stability, that's why we're on a mission to connect caregivers with the resources they need to get paid for their care work

Read on to learn more about how you can get paid for being a family caregiver in Arizona. Ready to get started? Check your eligibility today.


Tax Benefits

The government provides some financial assistance that can alleviate your tax burden. Unless you know what you're eligible for, or work with someone who does, you may miss out.

Arizona caregivers may be eligible for three tax benefits that can save you money

The Child Tax Credit and Tax Credit for Other Dependents

People who claim their children or other dependents on their federal tax return can receive up to $2,000 for each qualified dependent. This credit is fully refundable, which means that you can get the money even if you owe no taxes. To receive the credit, you must meet certain income requirements. Read more about this credit here

The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

If you paid someone to care for your dependent while you were at work, or while you were looking for work, you can get money back even if you owe no taxes. Up to $8,000 of what you paid for daycare, day camps, babysitting, adult day programs, or caregiving while you were working or looking for work can be claimed. Learn more about this credit here

Medical and Dental Expenses Tax Deductions

If you spent more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) on medical or dental expenses that weren’t paid back by your insurance, you can deduct that money from your taxable income and owe less on your taxes. You can count any money you spent on eligible expenses for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents which can add up quickly. Learn more here

Veterans Benefits

Veterans in Arizona may be eligible for benefits to help pay for caregiving services. Veterans who are unable to perform daily activities due to a disability or whose medical condition requires assistance with activities of daily living can apply for Aid and Attendance through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

Aid and Attendance is an enhanced monthly pension payment that helps Veterans and their families pay for caregiving services. To qualify, Veterans must meet certain eligibility requirements, including income thresholds, service-connected disabilities, and other criteria. 

In addition to Aid and Attendance, there are several other programs available through the VA which may provide additional benefits to Arizona caregivers of Veterans. For more information about the specific programs available, please contact your local VA or visit the VA’s website. You can also learn more about the benefits here

Arizona Veterans may also be eligible for additional benefits through the state’s Disabled Veterans Pension Program (DVPP). This program provides a monthly cash payment to low-income disabled Veterans who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Caregivers of disabled Veterans in Arizona are encouraged to contact their local DVPP office for more information about the benefits available. 

Finally, Arizona caregivers may be eligible for tax credits through the state tax credit program. This program provides qualifying Arizona residents with a nonrefundable credit against their state income tax liability. Eligibility requirements vary by credit, so it’s important to research the specific requirements for each credit to determine if you are eligible. 


Additional resources:

9 Free Resources for Family Caregivers in Arizona

How to Apply for Medicaid in Arizona: A Comprehensive Guide for Family Caregivers

What You Need to Know About Becoming a Family Caregiver in Arizona

How to Get Free Respite Care in Arizona for Family Caregivers

40 Best Senior Discounts in Arizona in 2023

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Caregivers in Arizona have a variety of options available when it comes to getting paid for taking care of their loved ones. Knowing all the programs and benefits available is an important step in finding the best one that fits your particular situation. Check your eligibility today and start getting paid as a family caregiver with Aidaly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Aidaly cost?
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If your loved one has Medicaid, training and support is covered by Aidaly and is at no cost to you or your loved one. Select MA plans cover the cost of Aidaly training and support for their members. Our program allows families to live a healthy and happy life in their own homes.

How much do family caregivers get paid?
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Family caregivers are paid an hourly wage of $15 or more for every hour you provide care. We understand your income provides safety and security to your family and we actively advocate on behalf of family caregivers and offer more competitive pay compared to the industry standard.

What do you provide to family caregivers?
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Aidaly provides training, support, and compensation to alleviate the financial burden of being a family caregiver. We know from personal experience how difficult caregiving can be. Aidaly also provides professional coaching, financial tools, and a peer-led community.

What happens if I don't have Medicaid or an HCBS waiver?
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Navigating insurance coverage can be frustrating and time-consuming. Our care team will help your family apply for Medicaid, switch to a partner Medicare Advantage plan, and check-in on your status so you don't miss out on the benefits you deserve.

Who does Aidaly help?
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Aidaly helps family caregivers get paid to provide care in the home through state and federal programs. We primarily work with Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plan members. If your loved one does not have Medicaid or a Medicare Advantage plan, our team can help you apply for Medicaid or switch to a Medicare Advantage plan.

What areas do you currently serve?
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Aidaly is rapidly expanding across the U.S.! Enter your zip code to see if we offer services in your area.

What will training look like?
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With a blend of virtual and in-person training, our comprehensive, hands-on program will earn you HHA or CNA credentials in 2-3 weeks. After the program, you will be certified to provide in-home care to an adult or child family member.

How will I get paid?
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Link your bank account for direct deposit or get paid via the Aidaly Wallet™ which comes with personalized discounts and perks.

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