How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in Tennessee

Reviewed by Aidaly
April 10, 2024

Summary of Statistics

7 million


0.9 million


870 million

Care Hours


Value of Care/hour

$12.3 billion

Value of Care

You work hard to provide care for your loved ones, and you deserve to be compensated for your time and effort. Fortunately, in Tennessee, there are a few ways that you can get paid as a family caregiver.

But navigating the process can be tricky, so it’s important to know your options and what steps you need to take in order to get paid. At Aidaly, we are committed to helping caregivers get the information and support they need to care for their loved ones in Tennessee.


Tax Benefits in Tennessee

Tennessee caregivers collectively miss out on more than $10 billion every year! In order to ease the financial burden on caregivers, the state of Tennessee offers a few tax breaks.

For example, if you are paying for long-term care services out of pocket, you may be eligible to deduct those expenses from your state income taxes. 

If you’re one of the 1 million+ caregivers in Tennessee, you may also be eligible for the Caregiver Tax Credit. This credit can help offset the costs of caring for an aging or disabled loved one.

In order to claim either of these tax benefits, you will need to have documentation of your caregiving expenses. Be sure to keep receipts, invoices, and any other records of your caregiving costs throughout the year. Learn more here

Financial Assistance Programs in Tennessee

In addition to tax breaks, there are also a few financial assistance programs available to caregivers in Tennessee. The Tennessee Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) provides a variety of services and support to caregivers in the state, including:

  • Information and referral services
  • Individual counseling and support groups
  • Training opportunities
  • Respite care
  • Caregiver education

In order to be eligible for the FCSP, caregivers must be providing care to an individual who is 60 years of age or older, or 18 years of age or older with a disability. Find out more here

Caregivers must also be:

  • Residents of Tennessee
  • Unpaid for their caregiving services

Medicaid and Other State Programs

If you are providing care for someone who is eligible for Medicaid, you may be able to receive payment for your services through the Personal Care Services (PCS) program. Find out more about this program here

In order to be eligible for PCS, caregivers must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a relative of the care recipient, or have a close personal relationship with them
  • Be able to provide proof of Tennessee residency
  • Pass a criminal background check

If you are providing care for someone who is not eligible for Medicaid, you may still be able to receive payment through the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program. Learn more about this program 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 Tennessee’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

At Aidaly, we are here to help you navigate the process and get the financial assistance you need. Join today!

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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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