How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in New Hampshire

Reviewed by
April 10, 2024

Summary of Statistics

1.4 million


0.2 million


157 million

Care Hours


Value of Care/hour

$2.8 billion

Value of Care

Nearly 14% of all people in New Hampshire are part or full-time caregivers for a loved one, clocking in an amazing 148 million hours of unpaid work. The financial stress of having to care for a loved one can be immense, which is why Aidaly is here to help.

We’ve put together a list of tax credits, Medicaid, Veterans, and state benefits which can help ease the financial burden. 


Tax Benefits

A number of federal tax credits are available for those who are taking care of a loved one. Some of them are refundable, meaning that you can claim any unused credits and receive them as part of your tax refund. Others are non-refundable, which means the credits can only be used to pay existing taxes. 

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The EITC aims to assist caregivers with the costs of raising children. Although most low or moderate income taxpayers qualify for up to $560 in tax credits under the EITC program, adult caregivers of children can receive an additional $3,173 to $6,375 in tax credits. Learn more about it here

The Child Tax Credit 

The Child Tax Credit also aims to help with the costs of raising children, with an additional partially refundable tax credit of up to $2,000 per child available. You can apply for this tax credit online here.

Tax Credit for Other Dependents 

If you are supporting a child over 17, you can also apply for a non-refundable federal tax credit of up to $500. This is also available to adults who are taking care of elderly or disabled parents. 

The Child and Dependent Tax Credit (CDTC)

The CDTC is a partially refundable tax credit for those who are transitioning from caregiving to other work. Up to $1,100 in tax credits can be offered to cover the costs of respite care, transport, and other assistance required to maintain care of the dependent while the applicant applies for or attends work. For more information, click here

Medical and Dental Expenses Tax Deductions

If you spent more than 7.5% of your annual income on medical or dental  services, you may be able to claim additional costs as a federal tax deduction. You can learn more about this here

Medicaid and Other State Programs

Medicaid has a number of provisions which allow caregivers to be paid for their time.

Personal Care Attendant Services (PCAS)

PCAS is a Medicaid program designed to help those who use a wheelchair 80% of the time or more. PCAS is self-directed, which allows those requiring care to designate friends, but not family or spouses, as caregivers. 

In order to receive payment for caregiving services under PCAS, the caregiver must complete the Attendant Care Education Orientation run by the Center for Independent Living, Granite State Independent Living. 

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver

The HCBS is a limited intake program in New Hampshire for those who are eligible for nursing home care but prefer to remain in the community. This waiver covers the cost of caregiving services provided they do not exceed the cost of nursing home services in the area. Funding provided by the HCBS program is self directed, and those requiring care can designate friends, but not family, as caregivers. 

Veterans Benefits

Veterans are eligible for a number of services which can provide payment for caregivers. You can learn which benefits you or a loved one may be eligible for through the New Hampshire Veterans Services

Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Care (VDC)

The VDC is a service run through the VA which allows veterans to designate family or friends as caregivers. The caregiver is then eligible to be paid, ranging from $8 to $21 an hour.  

Veteran Aid and Attendance Benefit, New Hampshire (A&A)

Veterans who require assistance with everyday activities may qualify for A&A assistance. Similar to the VDC, this program provides caregivers with compensation for their caregiving services through a monthly pension. 

VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)

The PCAFC is a wide-ranging program aimed at assisting those who care for Veterans who were severely injured in the line of duty. The program offers counseling and training as well as a monthly stipend. You can find out more here.

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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. In fact, Aidaly helps get you paid for being a family caregiver.

How much do family caregivers get paid?
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Our rates vary by location, but are always $16/hour or higher. 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.

Is Aidaly HIPAA compliant?
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Yes, Aidaly is HIPAA compliant. Your information is safe with us.

Who does Aidaly help?
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Aidaly helps family caregivers get paid to provide care in the home through state Medicaid and Long Term Care programs. If your loved one does not have Medicaid or a LTC plan, our team can help you apply.

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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We offer a blend of virtual and in-person training including CPR, which will certify you to provide in-home care to your loved one in your state. We also provide optional additional training opportunities on topics our caregivers have requested. Aidaly offers all of this training program free of charge to our caregivers.

How will I get paid?
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Aidaly will pay you through direct deposit into your bank account.

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