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In July of this year, I became a caregiver sister who had a

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In July of this year, I became a caregiver for my sister who had a stroke in June, as well as for my brother-in-law who uses a walker & has early onset Alzheimer's disease. I moved to Nevada from Washington state to take care of them: I handle all the medical & financial details, as well as cook the meals, do the laundry, shop for groceries & take them to their doctor appointments. Needless to say, this is a 24/7 job. I, too, receive only Social Security benefits monthly. Am I entitled to caregiver benefits/remuneration?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

You may be. You need to inquire with the State's Medicaid Office.

The compensation happens through a program run by the State's Medicaid Program called Cash and Counselling and Participant-Directed Services. For more information on the program and how you can apply, click on the links below:

http://www.bc.edu/schools/gssw/nrcpds/cash_and_counseling.html

https://nrcpds.bc.edu/insights-publications.php

https://www.caring.com/articles/payment-for-family-caregiver