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.
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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.
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.