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I'm 18 years old and I take care of my mom and step dad. Is there anyway I can get paid to take care of then through the state? I tried one place and the said they don't accept our insurance (Childrens Community). Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Remember that when you make an "income" from any services that you render for your parents, you have to file taxes showing this income. You can get around that if your parents give you an "allowance".
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Samibaby231, Without providing info on where you and parents reside, it's hard to give accurate answers to your question.
If you are in Wisconsin - I found this number for Customer Service For Children's Community 1-800-482-8010, Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
How can Customer Service help you? They can assist you to with Questions about coverage.
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Up in the Search feature, put in Getting Paid. This is a common question and we never see a viable outcome. Your parents can pay you, and it may need to be by a written contract, if they need to apply for Medicaid, within 5 years.

But, are either of your parents even old enough for Social Security or Medicare? They could be receiving Soc. Sec. disability. My sister did find that it paid for an upgrade in the home and a cleaning person once a week. But, I believe (at least in IL.) the state has limited those benefits.

Call your Department of Aging.
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My state no longer allows a spouse, parent or foster parent (if the consumer is a
minor child), surrogate, or legally responsible relative.

Do a search for personal care assistant for your state, medicaid waiver for your state, or contact medicaid office. Massachusetts and Mississippi follow the above rules. However, it seems Minnesota may allow family members.
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samibaby, it could be that person who is 20 might be getting survivor benefits from social security from his mother if she had already passed on.... but he might be passed the allowed limit if he is 20 unless he is disabled.

If your parents can qualify for Medicaid, there are some benefits such as someone coming to the house once in awhile to help for an hour or two. Some States have "Cash and Counseling" programs, so check into that. California does offer some payment for a grown child to do caregiving of their parents but it won't be very much. Some States might pay, but the grown child cannot live with the parents, etc. As you can see each State has their own rules and regulations. It doesn't hurt to see what is available.
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Well the thing is freqflyer I know a 20 year old who does the same thing, but his father doesn't have a lot of medical issuesas my parents. But he does get social security so that does play a role in it.
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The vast majority of grown children do not get paid by the State to take care of their parents. Only way is for the parents to pay the child to be their Caregiver. If your parents can do that, make sure you put together an employment contract.
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