Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
Some states have programs that help people pay for the caregiver of their choice, and in certain circumstances that can be a family member. SSA does not pay a caregiver.
Under SSA rules, individuals who serve as payees are not allowed to collect a fee for performing payee services.
The Medicaid program (government health insurance for low-income people – this program may go by a different name in your state), will provide money to pay family members to provide care to Medicaid recipients. As these are state specific you would need to check with your state.
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