How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in South Dakota

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Written by Aidaly
June 6, 2023

Summary of Statistics

0.9 million


0.1 million


74 million

Care Hours


Value of Care/hour

$1.35 billion

Value of Care

The role of a caregiver is important, but it can also be demanding. If you’re providing care for a loved one in South Dakota, it’s important that you’re compensated for your time and efforts. If you’re like most people, the challenges that come with caregiving can make it difficult to even think about getting paid.

Fortunately, you have us on your side. At Aidaly, we’re committed to helping you get the care and compensation you deserve. We’ll work with you to determine if you’re eligible for any of the state’s programs.

We’ll also help you navigate the process so that you can get the money you need to continue doing what you do best: taking care of your loved ones.


South Dakota Tax Benefits

Every year, South Dakota caregivers lose out on more than $1 billion in unpaid care. The state offers a number of programs that can help offset the costs of caregiving, but many caregivers don’t know about them or how to apply.

Let's look at your options below to give you a better understanding of what’s available.

The Caregiver Tax Credit

The caregiver tax credit is a state-sponsored program that offers a tax credit of up to $1,100 for caregivers who provide care to an adult with a disability. To be eligible, you must be claiming your loved one on your taxes as a dependent. 

The next step is to complete and submit Tax Form 2441. This form will allow you to calculate your credit. Once done, you can claim the credit on your state tax return. Find out more here

Medicaid and Other State Programs

If you’re a family caregiver in South Dakota, you may be wondering if you can get paid for your services. The good news is that the state offers a Medicaid program that can provide financial assistance to those who provide care to eligible individuals.

To be eligible for the program, you must be 18 years of age or older and be a legal resident of South Dakota. You must also be providing care to an individual who is unable to care for themselves due to a physical or mental disability.

Once you’ve met these requirements, you’ll need to submit an application to the South Dakota Department of Social Services. The application process is fairly simple and can be completed online.

Once you’ve been approved for the program, you’ll be able to receive payments for your services. The amount of money you will receive will depend on several factors, including the number of hours you work and the type of care you provide. Find out more here

Veterans Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a range of programs to assist eligible Veterans. Different resources will depend on what state you’re in. You can find out more about South Dakota’s state-specific benefits here.

Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)

With the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers, you can 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 can also access training and counseling programs to support your caregiving services. Learn more here

Let us help you get the care and compensation you are eligible for. Visit us online to learn more about our services and how we can help you get the funding you need to provide the best care possible for your loved one.

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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.

We jump every hurdle with  you. Let’s start today.