Are you a family caregiver in Pennsylvania? If so, you have the opportunity to get paid for your efforts. Aidaly is an online platform that helps connect caregivers with essential resources needed to secure payment for their services.
Learn more about how to get paid for being a caregiver in Pennsylvania by exploring the available resources below.
Most people are taxpayers, so the government will often give financial assistance by helping out with taxes. Unless you know what you’re entitled to, or work with someone who does, you may miss out.
Pennsylvania caregivers may be eligible for four tax benefits that can save you money.
The Child Tax Credit and Tax Credit for Other Dependents
People who claim their children or other dependents on their federal tax return can receive up to $2,000 for each qualified dependent! This credit is fully refundable, which means that you can get the money even if you owe no taxes. To receive the credit, you must meet certain income requirements. Find out more about eligibility and other information here.
The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
If you paid someone to care for your dependent while you were at work, or while you were looking for work, you can get money back even if you owe no taxes. Up to $8,000 of what you paid for daycare, day camps, babysitting, adult day programs or caregiving while you were working or looking for work can be claimed. Find out more about this credit here.
Medical and Dental Expenses Tax Deductions
If you spent more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) on medical or dental expenses that weren’t paid back by your insurance, you can deduct that money from your taxable income and owe less on your taxes. You can count any money you spent on eligible expenses for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents, so it can add up quickly. Find out more about this here.
Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program
Pennsylvanians who are elderly or disabled and pay rent or home payments can receive up to $975 back in their state tax refunds. Spouses and guardians may also be able to claim the rebate on behalf of a loved one. In order to qualify for this rebate, taxpayers must meet certain income requirements. Learn more about this program here.
If you are a Veteran or caring for a Veteran, you can receive financial benefits to cover expenses related to your caregiving duties. This includes payments for long-term care services, such as in-home health aides and nursing home care.
Moreover, programs through the VA (Veterans Affairs) provide financial assistance for those who require help with activities of daily living (ADLs). This includes financial aid for assisted living and nursing home care, as well as respite care services. Learn more about these benefits here.
The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) provides support to family caregivers caring for veterans. They will be able to receive a range of benefits including a monthly payment, health care insurance, and other support. Find out more about the program here.
Aidaly is here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to get started on your journey to becoming a paid caregiver in Pennsylvania.