How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in New York

Reviewed by Aidaly
April 10, 2024

Summary of Statistics

19.9 million


2.2 million


2,100 million

Care Hours


Value of Care/hour

$39 billion

Value of Care

New York state has between 900,000 and 1.3 million unpaid caregivers. The number of seniors is expected to double in the next 25 years, so the demand for in-home care support will only continue to rise. As a result, increasingly more family members will find themselves caring for a loved one.

At Aidaly, we make providing care a little easier by providing detailed information on getting paid as a caregiver in New York.


Tax Credits in New York

New York state offers a variety of tax benefits to help you take care of and support your loved ones.

The Child and Dependent Tax Credit

If you take care of a child or loved one, you may be eligible for the Child and Dependent Tax Credit. In New York, you can claim up to $2,310 for each child that you support. This is an additional tax credit on top of the Child Tax Credit. Find out more here

Medical and Dental Expenses Tax Deductions

Only the amount that is more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) is tax-deductible. Medical and dental expenses tax deductions help you in offsetting medical costs from health insurance or from the cost of dental work. Find out more here

Medicaid CDPA Program

CDPAP, which stands for Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program, is a Medicaid program. You qualify for CDPAP if you are providing care to a disabled person or elder. You must be at least 18 years old. There is a maximum limit to the number of hours per week that you can work providing services under this program. Find out more about this program here

Veterans Benefits in New York

Veterans in New York State may be eligible for a number of different benefits such as:

Veteran’s Aid & Attendance Pension

Veteran's Aid & Attendance Pension (VA) benefits are given to eligible Veterans and their spouses. Certain Veterans can receive a pension of up to $26,700. 

A spouse will receive a small amount depending on the Veteran's income and service in the military. This compensation is for the Veteran and their spouse but not for any additional dependents. Find out more here

Veteran-Directed Care Program

Veteran-Directed Care program is a great option for those Veterans who need the level of care that is provided in a nursing home and aren't eligible for Medicaid or Medicare but don't have the money to pay for a nursing home. 

This program allows Veterans to hire their own caregivers at home instead of them being provided by the Veterans Administration. The program gives family members and even their spouses the option to take on a paid position as a caregiver. Learn more about this here

Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)

With the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers, you can earn a monthly stipend of up to $2,750 per month as a family caregiver to a Veteran who has a service-related disability or illness. You can also access training and counseling programs to support your caregiving services. Learn more about this program 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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