How To Get Paid as a Family Caregiver in Vermont

Written by Aidaly
June 6, 2023

Summary of Statistics

0.6 million


0.1 million


66 million

Care Hours


Value of Care/hour

$1.23 billion

Value of Care

If you are caring for a loved one in their home and want to be compensated for your time, you need to learn about the programs available in Vermont to assist you. Federal tax benefits and Veteran programs that can be helpful are available in all states. If you want to know what the state of Vermont provides to pay family caregivers, read on. 

Our team of experts at Aidaly is dedicated to getting you paid for the things you already do for a loved one. Tasks you can be compensated for include the following.

  • Driving your loved one to do errands
  • taking them to doctor appointments
  • performing housekeeping duties 
  • dressing wounds and administering medications

There are state programs that allow you to get paid as a family caregiver in Vermont. We can help you get started and find out if you qualify in just a few moments. Here are some options available in the state of Vermont:


Attendant Services Program

The Attendant Services Program is a Vermont-based Medicaid program that pays family caregivers to care for their disabled loved ones who are unable to care for themselves. Submitting an application through Medicaid will determine your eligibility. 

Older Americans Act

The Older Americans Act (OAA) is a division of the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). This program allows family caregivers to be paid based on funding provided by the AAA. The OAA provides other healthy and beneficial resources, such as nutritional and medical support. 

There are five areas of coverage and resources under the AAA, so apply to the region within which you or your loved one lives.

An applicant must meet strict guidelines to qualify for state funding to pay a family caregiver. They must be disabled and need help with two or more activities in order to receive assistance from the OAA to pay caregivers to take care of them. 

Tax Credits and Veterans Programs

There are tax and Veteran services you may qualify for. Consider the following to see if they meet your needs. 

The Child and Dependent Tax Credit 

The Child and Dependent Tax Credit, or CDTCD, for Vermont allows you to claim up to $1,244 for your dependent care-related expenses. To qualify, you must claim your loved one on your taxes as a dependent. Learn more here

Veterans Benefits 

Every state has veteran programs to allow family caregivers to be paid for caring for their Veteran family members. Known as the PCAFC, or Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers, the program allows families to receive a stipend for the care they offer their loved ones. For Vermont, the stipend amount goes up to $2,750 per month. Get information to apply here

Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) in Vermont

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

Our job at Aidaly is to help you navigate the confusing task of getting compensation for the daily care you provide a loved one. You can get paid as a family caregiver in the state of Vermont. There are several resources available for you to consider. We're here to help you through the process. Apply today.

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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.

We jump every hurdle with  you. Let’s start today.