How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in Oregon

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Written by Aidaly
June 6, 2023

Summary of Statistics

4.3 million


0.5 million


440 million

Care Hours


Value of Care/hour

$8.7 billion

Value of Care

Taking care of a family member or loved one who needs our assistance is a duty that most accept readily, without expecting remuneration. Over 450,000 people work as unpaid caregivers for loved ones in Oregon today. This is a difficult job that can often have a significant emotional impact on the caregiver, not to mention financial strain. 

In Oregon, approximately 5.9 billion dollars of unpaid care is provided annually. Because of this, there are state and federal programs in place to provide assistance and compensation to those undertaking such caregiving roles. At Aidaly, we understand the pressures and strain a situation like this can cause - this is why we are committed to helping carers access the benefits they deserve.

On average, caregivers spend 26% of their own income on providing care. Many people don’t realize there is help available that can provide some relief. Aidaly is passionate about giving carers information and access to the state and federal support available to them. Read on to learn about the benefits you may qualify for in Oregon. 


Tax Credits

The government offers benefits to taxpayers to assist with costs. Determine which options might be available to you below.

The Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit is a government initiative that offers families with children or dependents up to $3,000 per child each financial year. This can take the form of tax relief or stipend payments. Visit this website to find out if you qualify. 

Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit 

If you paid for someone to take care of your child or another dependent in your care while you worked or looked for work, you may be eligible to get up to $8000 of these costs reimbursed through the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. To learn more and determine if you qualify, visit this website.

Medicaid Waivers in Oregon

If the loved one you are caring for is on Medicaid, they may be able to utilize a Medicaid waiver to direct care payments to you instead of a Medicaid approved agency. This is called ‘self direction of funds’, and you should reach out to your loved one’s Medicaid provider to inquire about eligibility. Learn more about Medicaid waivers here

Veterans Benefits

U.S. Veterans are entitled to extra benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). If the loved one in your care is a Veteran, there are programs that may be available to help you. 

Veteran-Directed Care

The Veteran-Directed Care program enables veterans who require ongoing care to choose their caregiver. They can receive payments to be used to employ a caregiver, and they can decide to employ a professional or a family member. If the person you are caring for is a veteran, they may be eligible. Visit this website for more information. 

The Veterans Aid and Attendance Program

The Veterans Aid and Attendance Program (VAA) provides an additional pension of up to $3,261 per month, separate from the normal VA pension. Qualifying Veterans can access these funds and use them to pay for care they may require, including paying family members that provide care. Visit this website for more information. 

Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers

Family members that live with Veterans full time may be eligible for comprehensive assistance including monthly stipend payments, help with other expenses incurred while obtaining care, and training to help with caregiver duties. The program was recently extended to cover Veterans from any period of service. Visit this website to learn more.

Aidaly recognizes that caregiving can be solitary work. It’s important to remember there is help available if you need it. Contact us today to access the benefits you deserve.

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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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