Over 2,000 hours of unpaid family care are provided annually in Ohio, with as many as 1.4 million Ohioans providing this service. Family caregivers support older adults and persons with disabilities. As the Ohio population ages, this number is expected to increase to as many as 2.5 million in the next 10 years.
At Aidaly, we offer a platform for the greater caregiver community and provide resources to help family caregivers get paid in Ohio.
Tax Benefits in Ohio
Family caregivers can claim tax deductions and credits for raising children and performing the other services they provide to an elderly or disabled family member.
The Child and Dependent Tax Credit
This tax credit is for the care of a qualifying child or dependent in order to enable the taxpayer to work or look for work. Caregivers are eligible to get a tax credit equal to a percentage of the amount they spend on care-related costs. Learn more about this here.
Federal Tax Credit
Caregivers can claim a tax credit equal to 50% of their care-related expenses for qualifying child or dependent care expenses. Corporations can also get a tax credit equal to 50% of their care-related expenses for qualifying child or dependent care expenses. This credit is non-refundable and can be worth up to one thousand dollars.
Ohio has one of the highest Veteran populations in the country. The state's military community is a critical component of the economy, accounting for over $6.9 billion in economic output to the state's GDP.
Veteran Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit
The Aid and Attendance benefit can boost the basic Veteran's Affairs (VA) pension. In Ohio, family members may be eligible for the A&A pension benefit if they are caring for a Veteran who is eligible for A&A through the VA's Death Pension process but does not get the basic VA pension.
The Aid and Attendance Pension program is a great help for family caregivers in Ohio who take care of Veterans and need money to pay for high levels of care, but don't qualify for the basic VA pension. Find out more here.
Veteran-Directed Home & Community Based Care
This program is available to veterans of all ages and provides a unique opportunity for family caregivers to hire their Veteran family member as a caregiver. The Veteran Directed Care program does not have any minimum care hours requirement.
A Veteran can access this program as long as he/she is enrolled in the VA's medical benefits. The program does not have a cap on the number of hours one family member can direct care to their veteran. Find out more here.
Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)
With this program, caregivers to a Veteran who has a service-related disability or illness can earn a monthly stipend of up to $2,750 per month. In addition, you can access training and counseling programs to support your caregiving services. Check to see if you’re eligible here.
Housebound Pension Benefit
The Housebound Pension benefit pays family caregivers in Ohio to provide around-the-clock care to Veterans who are mostly confined to their homes. The program provides welfare benefits worth up to $1,882 per month. Learn more about this benefit here.
The VA supports Veterans in Ohio who are unable to leave their homes through the above programs, but if their care needs are critical enough, the VA will provide funding to a family caregiver who provides round-the-clock care.
Aidaly can help you get paid to be a family caregiver. We offer Ohio caregivers a secure platform to handle all the necessary paperwork to ensure that you get paid. Aidaly can also help caregivers understand all the benefits of becoming a family caregiver in Ohio, so you can make the best choice for you and your family. Contact us today.