I'm my husband's caregiver. I can't work, can I get paid?

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I am taking care of my husband who has dementia. I am his caregiver. I cannot go to work because he can not be alone. I live in California. What do I do?

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That’s a very common question asking about being paid. Majority of spouses and grown children do not get paid for caring for their elder.
If you live in the States, see If your spouse qualifies for Medicaid, the State might allow a trained Caregiver come in to help for a couple hours. Also check to see if your State is one of those States that has a “Cash and Counseling” program to help you out, it‘s worth looking into. Note that each State has their own rules, regulations, and programs. However, most of them don't pay spouses as caregivers. If he is a veteran, check into a pension called Aid and Attendance that you can get more info on at va.gov
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My husband has cancer and kidney failure and is on dialysis at home. I care for him with the dialysis machine and with doctors visits. Can I get paid to be his caregiver?
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i am a retired 74 years old wife who have been taking care of my disable husband since 2010. can i get paid, or there any benefits for a spousal caregiver?
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my husband has scaretzerfrinia,and he cant do or go anywhere alone,and everytime i work i have to take days off to take him to doctors and we have 2 kids to bring them to school then i loose my job because of missing to manny days off.and i just wanted to know if i can get paid to stay home to take care of him and the kids....
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Look to the right for Recent Discussions, and usually near the bottom at right "caregiver searches." On the search line for this site, search "get paid to" and you will come up with many discussions about this. Bottom line, almost impossible.

if your husband is a vet, there is Aid and Assistance benefits that has money available to pay for caregiver hours, but NOT pay YOU probably.
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