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Get paid as a caregiver for a family member

Some government programs pay family or friends of people with disabilities to help with daily activities including personal care, giving medicine, cooking, cleaning, and more.

State Medicaid programs

If someone with a disability already receives Medicaid, their state may allow a family member or friend to become a paid caregiver.

Many states call this a consumer-directed personal assistance program. Each state has different requirements and rules. Contact your state’s Medicaid office for more information.

Long-term care insurance

Some long-term care insurance policies allow family members to get paid as caregivers. Contact your insurance agent and ask for a written confirmation of benefits.

Veterans programs

There are two programs available for veterans:

LAST UPDATED: December 6, 2023


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