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.
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.