How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in North Carolina

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Written by Aidaly
June 6, 2023

Summary of Statistics

10.6 million


1.3 million


1,190 million

Care Hours


Value of Care/hour

$16.5 billion

Value of Care

Nearly 60% of the North Carolina population relies on someone else for care. If you are one of these relatives, friends, or neighbors who have been chosen to care for loved ones or people you know, you can benefit from being a caregiver. 

We understand that being a caregiver can be a rewarding experience, and we want to make it easier for you to get paid for being a family caregiver in North Carolina. So if you are someone providing this support, help is at hand.


Tax Benefits in North Carolina

You can claim tax benefits for being a caregiver in North Carolina. Tax deductions for home care are one of the most important benefits that you get as a caregiver. In North Carolina, you can receive a total of $1,100 back on your taxes if you take care of someone. You can find out about the tax credits and exemptions in North Carolina here.

The Child Tax Credit

A tax credit is available to you as a caregiver in North Carolina. Your employer can claim this, and you can also get the benefit. The tax credit is used for the children in your care who are below the age of 17 and living with you under the same roof. You can claim this tax credit if you are a parent or caregiver of the children in your care. 

Tax Credit for Other Dependents

Tax credits can be claimed for your elderly parents or even for elder carers. You can also claim this tax credit for a sibling if you are looking after them as well. You can claim the tax credit if you are caring for your children and a parent.

Tax benefits are not limited to tax credits only. You can also claim a tax exemption if you are a caregiver in North Carolina. 

Veterans Benefits

Whether you have or a loved one has served in the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, or the Coast Guard, there are programs and benefits available to you through the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA).

Surviving spouses and dependents of deceased Veterans can be eligible for several benefits. Learn more about the veteran benefits for North Carolina here

Veteran-Directed Home & Community Based Care

The Veteran-Directed Care (VDC) program lets veterans determine their monthly care budget. This includes the hiring of caregivers, which may include family and friends. If the family member doesn’t earn more money as a caregiver than he/she would earn if they worked, the Veteran is eligible to receive a monthly VDC allowance that ranges from $8 and $21 an hour.

Veteran Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit

Suppose a Veteran you care for requires an assisted living facility, long-term professional care in their own home, or a nursing home. In that case, you may be eligible for Aid and Attendance pension benefits. The pension may give up to $3,261 per month in care costs, including payments to family members who provide care. The amount you may receive is dependent on the veteran's income.

Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)

The PCAFC allows you to 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’ll also be able to access excellent training and counseling programs to support your caregiving services. You can check your eligibility here

At Aidaly, we can offer you the resources you need to get paid for being a caregiver in North Carolina. Contact us for more information.

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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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