How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in New Jersey

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Written by Aidaly
June 6, 2023

Summary of Statistics

9.3 million


1 million


940 million

Care Hours


Value of Care/hour

$17.6 billion

Value of Care

A combined 910 million hours of care are provided by family caregivers in New Jersey every single year — entirely unpaid. The estimated annual cost of this service is valued at $13 billion and will continue to increase as more and more people require an at-home caregiver. Finding funding should be easy, which is why Aidaly strives to connect family caregivers with financial support in New Jersey. Read on to discover some programs you may qualify for. 


Tax Benefits In New Jersey

Taxes can be costly — especially when you’re a family caregiver. Fortunately, New Jersey offers tax benefits to ease the financial burden. 

Child and Dependent Tax Credit

The CDCTC compensates family caregivers for a portion of your cost-related expenses. In New Jersey you can receive a tax credit of $1,400. Compared to the federal level, this is an extra $300 in credit every year! You can find out more about your eligibility here.

Medical and Dental Expenses Tax Deductions

When your medical and dental expenses exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income for the year, you qualify for a particular itemized tax deduction off these relevant expenses. Discover more information about New Jersey tax deductions here.

Medicaid and Other State Benefits

State-funded and Medicaid plans are available for family caregivers to receive funding. Find out more here

New Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving

JACC is a state-run program that offers those receiving care the option to select their family member as their caregiver. Unlike Medicaid, this includes a spouse. As long as you meet requirements, such as a single income less than $46,572 per year, you can receive payment for your caregiving services. You can check out the JACC’s rules and regulations here.

Personal Preference Program (PPP)

Through the PPP dependent individuals who require extensive care can choose to remain at home and hire a paid family caregiver. You will need to be eligible for New Jersey Family Care to qualify for the program. The PPP offers more information here.

Medicaid Waivers

Medicaid pays family caregivers through their waivers, which Medicaid participants are entitled to if they qualify for particular disability benefits. Importantly, your loved one can choose a family caregiver instead of traditional caregiving services, meaning all funding is returned to your pocket. Find out more about Medicaid waivers here

Veterans Benefits In New Jersey

If you care for a Veteran, you can apply for VA programs to receive financial support. Click here for more detail on Veteran care schemes in the United States. 

Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers 

With the PCAFC, family caregivers can receive a stipend of up to $2,750 per month. Other support benefits include counselling, training, and respite care. Dependent care-receivers who were injured or contracted an illness during active service may qualify for this program. You can check your eligibility here.

Veteran Directed Home & Community Based Care

The VDC program grants dependent Veterans the autonomy to direct their monthly care stipend to their family member. This way, you are provided payment by the VA for your services as if you were “hired.” The typical hourly rate is $8-$21 per hour. Learn more about community-based VA services here.

Veteran Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit

Family members are provided payment for caring for a loved one through the A&A. If your family member is a veteran and meets a disability requirement, you can receive up to $3,261 every month to assist with care expenses! Check to see if you’re eligible here.

Caring for a loved one can be incredibly stressful. With the right financial support, you’ll notice an improvement in your care and your own quality of life. Aidaly makes finding funding simple. Join today and discover more of the financial programs you’ve been looking for.

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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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