How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in Rhode Island

Reviewed by Aidaly
April 10, 2024

Summary of Statistics

1.1 million


0.1 million


113 million

Care Hours


Value of Care/hour

$2.1 billion

Value of Care

As a family caregiver, you may be eligible for financial assistance through a number of different programs in Rhode Island. These programs can provide you with much-needed funding to help offset the costs of caregiving and allow you to continue providing high-quality care to your loved one.

Rhode Island Tax Benefits

As a family caregiver in Rhode Island, you may be able to take advantage of a number of tax breaks. These tax breaks can help you save on your taxes and ensure that you have more money available to put toward the costs of caregiving.

Some of the most common tax benefits for family caregivers in Rhode Island include the following:


Temporary Disability / Caregiver Insurance

The Taxable Wage Base for 2022 is $81,500, and the employee wage deduction is 1.1%.

With this plan, you won’t have to wait at all as long as you’ve been unemployed due to illness or injury for at least seven days.

You may be eligible for monetary assistance if: 

  • You earned $14,700 in base period wages; or 
  • You earned $2,450 in one of the base period quarters, and your total base period wages were at least 1.5 times your highest quarter earnings. Your total base period earnings must also be at least $4,900.

If you have worked for a Rhode Island-covered employer and have a medically certified disability, you may be eligible for non-monetary benefits. Find out more here

Medicaid and Other State Programs

Medicaid is a government-funded health insurance program that provides coverage for low-income individuals and families. Learn more about Medicaid here

Other state-funded programs that may be able to help you with the costs of caregiving include the following:

  • Rhode Island Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP): SHIP provides counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries in Rhode Island.
  • Rhode Island Long-Term Care Partnership Program: The Long-Term Care Partnership Program helps people with long-term care insurance coverage plans for their future healthcare needs.

To learn more about these and other programs that can help you with the costs of caregiving, click here.

Veterans Benefits

U.S. Veterans are entitled to extra benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs. If the loved one in your care is a Veteran based in Rhode Island, there are programs that may be available to help you. Learn more about this here

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.

Contact us today to learn how you can get paid as a family caregiver in Rhode Island. Our experts will guide you through the process and ensure that you get the financial compensation 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. 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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