How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in Nevada

Written by Aidaly
June 6, 2023

Summary of Statistics

3.2 million


0.3 million


320 million

Care Hours


Value of Care/hour

$5.1 billion

Value of Care

In Nevada alone, more than 330,000 people provide 280 million hours of unpaid care every year. The financial stress of unpaid work can add to an already heavy load, so it’s important that you know what services are available to help you.

Aidaly is here to help you take advantage of the various programs you’re entitled to at the state and federal level, so read on to find out what form of compensation you may be eligible for. 


Tax Benefits

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The EITC is a federal tax credit which assists caregivers with covering the cost of raising children. If you are looking after one or more dependent children, you can receive additional credits. The EITC is a refundable tax credit, so you can claim it even if you didn’t need to file taxes this year. Find out more about these credits here

The Child Tax Credit (CTC)

The CTC is another federal tax credit for those who care for children under 17. The CTC is a partially refundable tax credit of up to $2,000 per child. You can apply here.

Tax Credit for Other Dependents 

The Tax Credit for Other Dependents (ODC) is a non-refundable tax credit for those who support loved ones over the age of 17, as well as for caregivers who live with their parents to provide daily assistance. The ODC provides a credit of up to $500. 

The Child and Dependent Tax Credit (CDTC)

The CDTC is a partially refundable federal tax credit which aims to help caregivers find additional work. Up to $1,100 in tax credits can cover the costs of expenses related to job seeking or employment such as respite care, transport costs, and housekeeping.

Although the CDTC covers time spent looking for work, you can only claim the CDTC if you were successful in finding employment. You can find out more here.

Medical and Dental Expenses Tax Deductions

If you have spent more than 7.5% of your yearly income on dental or medical services, you can claim any additional costs as a federal tax deduction. Learn more about the details here.

Medicaid and Other State Programs

Medicaid offers a variety of methods to allow those receiving care to designate you as an official caregiver, allowing you to access state benefits and be paid for your work.

Personal Assistance Services 

One of the Medicaid services available is Personal Assistance Services, which allows those requiring care to designate friends and family members (but not spouses) as caregivers, allowing them to be paid for their services under Medicaid. You can learn more about the program here

Family Support Services Program (FSSP)

The FSSP is a state-level support program aimed at preventing off-site care of the elderly. Applicants must have an income lower than the 300% poverty threshold. The 2022 threshold can be viewed here.

The FSSP provides caregivers with quarterly vouchers for respite care as well as emergency purchase vouchers to help families cover excess costs of those who need daily care.

Veterans Benefits

Those injured in the line of duty have a number of options available in order to pay their family caregivers. For more information, contact your local Veterans Affairs office or find out more here

Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Care 

Veterans who require assistance with daily activities can request an addition to their pension to pay for caregiving services offered by friends and family. The pay rate for caregivers can vary between $8 and $21 per hour. 

Veteran Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit in Nevada

Veterans who require long-term care with daily life may be eligible for the Aid and Assistance Pension, which can provide up to $3,261 a month to pay for support services, including those from friends and family.

Housebound Pension Benefit (HPB)

The HPB is a pension which aims to improve the quality of life for Veterans who cannot leave the house due to illness or injury. The HPB allows for caregivers to be paid up to $1882 per month, which can include family caregivers (but not spouses).

VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)

The PCAFC provides resources specifically for those who were severely injured in the line of duty. The PCAFC allocates a budget for compensation, training, counseling and travel expenses for family caregivers. To find out more, click here.

At Aidaly, we help streamline the process for you so you get paid as a family caregiver in Nevada. Contact us today to learn more and get started.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Aidaly cost?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

Link your bank account for direct deposit or get paid via the Aidaly Wallet™ which comes with personalized discounts and perks.

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