Q) Are there any programs that will pay a family member to take care of a disabled family member on Social Security ,Medicare and Medicaid?
A) Yes, there are a few programs that will pay a family member to take care of a disabled family member on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. These programs are called “caregiver programs” or “family caregiver programs.”
Caregiver programs vary from state to state, so it is important to contact your state’s Medicaid office to find out more about the programs that are available in your area. However, most caregiver programs provide some type of financial assistance to family members who are providing care to a disabled family member.
In addition to financial assistance, caregiver programs may also provide other services to family caregivers, such as respite care, training, and support groups.
If you are a family caregiver, you should contact your state’s Medicaid office to find out more about the caregiver programs that are available in your area.
It might be possible for you to get a small but regular payment for your caregiving work.
If the parent, spouse, or other person you’re caring for is eligible for Medicaid, its Cash and Counseling program, available in some states, can provide direct payments that could go to you. A few other states have similar programs for low-income seniors, even if the person receiving care doesn’t quite qualify for Medicaid. Also, if the person you’re caring for has long-term care insurance that includes in-home care coverage, in some cases those benefits can be used to pay you. read more.
Call or visit your nearest medicaid office and speak with a counselor to get more information.