How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in Pennsylvania

Reviewed by Margaret Norris
April 10, 2024

Summary of Statistics

12.8 million


1.5 million


1,390 million

Care Hours


Value of Care/hour

$22 billion

Value of Care

Are you a family caregiver in Pennsylvania? If so, you have the opportunity to get paid for your efforts. Aidaly is an online platform that helps connect caregivers with essential resources needed to secure payment for their services.

Learn more about how to get paid for being a caregiver in Pennsylvania by exploring the available resources below.


Tax Benefits

Most people are taxpayers, so the government will often give financial assistance by helping out with taxes. Unless you know what you’re entitled to, or work with someone who does, you may miss out.

Pennsylvania caregivers may be eligible for four tax benefits that can save you money.

The Child Tax Credit and Tax Credit for Other Dependents

People who claim their children or other dependents on their federal tax return can receive up to $2,000 for each qualified dependent! This credit is fully refundable, which means that you can get the money even if you owe no taxes. To receive the credit, you must meet certain income requirements. Find out more about eligibility and other information here

The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

If you paid someone to care for your dependent while you were at work, or while you were looking for work, you can get money back even if you owe no taxes. Up to $8,000 of what you paid for daycare, day camps, babysitting, adult day programs or caregiving while you were working or looking for work can be claimed. Find out more about this credit here

Medical and Dental Expenses Tax Deductions

If you spent more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) on medical or dental expenses that weren’t paid back by your insurance, you can deduct that money from your taxable income and owe less on your taxes. You can count any money you spent on eligible expenses for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents, so it can add up quickly. Find out more about this here

Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program

Pennsylvanians who are elderly or disabled and pay rent or home payments can receive up to $975 back in their state tax refunds. Spouses and guardians may also be able to claim the rebate on behalf of a loved one. In order to qualify for this rebate, taxpayers must meet certain income requirements. Learn more about this program here

Veterans Benefits

If you are a Veteran or caring for a Veteran, you can receive financial benefits to cover expenses related to your caregiving duties. This includes payments for long-term care services, such as in-home health aides and nursing home care.

Moreover, programs through the VA (Veterans Affairs) provide financial assistance for those who require help with activities of daily living (ADLs). This includes financial aid for assisted living and nursing home care, as well as respite care services. Learn more about these benefits here.

The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) provides support to family caregivers caring for veterans. They will be able to receive a range of benefits including a monthly payment, health care insurance, and other support. Find out more about the program here

Aidaly is here to help you every step of the way. get started on your journey to becoming a paid caregiver in Pennsylvania.

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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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