How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in Virginia

Reviewed by Margaret Norris
April 10, 2024

Summary of Statistics

8.6 million


1 million


920 million

Care Hours


Value of Care/hour

$14.3 billion

Value of Care

If you are already caring for a loved one, you may be eligible for compensation as a family caregiver. Every state has some federal programs that can financially assist you, including tax benefits and veteran programs. If these don't apply to you or you want to learn about the other options you have as a family caregiver in Virginia, we can help. 

Aidaly is a company dedicated to helping family caregivers get compensation for the work they do every day. You may be doing the following tasks for your loved one for free, but you should be getting paid for them: 

  • Driving loved ones to appointments and errands
  • Doing light or full housekeeping around the home
  • Providing medical care, including giving medications
  • Helping loved ones get dressed and performing hygiene care
  • Prepping, cooking, and cleaning up after basic meals

If you want to know your options for compensation as a family caregiver, read on. One or more programs or plans may be available to you in Virginia. Our team at Aidaly  can help you apply for these programs in a matter of minutes, so you can start getting paid as soon as possible.


Medicaid Options

If your loved one qualifies for Medicaid in Virginia, Medicaid-funded programs may be available to help you get paid for the family caregiving work you do. You can’t be the spouse of the person you are caring for, you must be an adult over 18, and you may also need to fit other criteria to qualify. Find out more about Medicaid programs here

The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services 

The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, or DARS, is a Virginia-based program. This program allows the elderly and disabled to find resources to begin or continue their care. DARS may be a great resource to help you get paid for the family caregiving services you provide. 

Area Agency on Aging

The Area Agency on Aging, or AAA, is a program that helps elderly people to find the support and care they need to thrive. Funds are available to help pay for family caregiving services, provided the applicants can meet eligibility requirements.

AAA serves 25 regions across the state of Virginia. If you can’t qualify to be paid as a caregiver through the state resources in Virginia, you may be able to receive compensation via employment with an agency or even through your insurance.

Other Programs

Tax benefits as well as veteran services are available in all states. Explore the following Virginia-based tax benefits below. 

Tax credits 

Under the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, or CDCTC, Virginia does not have its own state-level laws. However, Virginia does provide a credit match for federal deductions under the same program. Learn more here

Veterans Benefits 

Veterans benefits under the PCAFC, or Programs for Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers, offers a stipend for Virginia–based caregivers. The PCAFC allows qualifying Veterans to appoint a primary and secondary caregiver to receive benefits, including financial assistance for primary caregivers. To qualify, Veterans must have a disability rating over 70% and have required at least 6 months of continuous personal care. Learn more about this program here

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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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