How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in New York

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Written by Aidaly
June 6, 2023

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. 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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