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Note that you CAN be employed full-time and still work as an IHSS provider, too. You probably already are handling caregiving duties after work, and those hours would be payable, as long as they are being spent handling tasks that the social worker approved.
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PS - the pay in California is around $10 an hr ($9.70 in Los Angeles County), and the number of hours allowed will be determined by a social worker that will assess the recipient's needs. The state processes the timesheets and issues the paychecks. The recipient, however, is held as the employer of record and the income is taxable.
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One bit of correction: If eligible for Medicaid, IHSS may be able to pay for in home care, and you don't have to be a professional caregiver or through an agency to be paid. Family members can be paid by IHSS. Check first for Medicaid eligibility, and then check to see if there are IHSS benefits in your state. It's a federally funded program, but not all states participate. A good rule of thumb has been: if your state participates and has it's own website for "Obamacare", it probably also has an IHSS program in place. If your state does not have it's own Obamacare program and defaults to the federal program, your state probably does not have an IHSS program. I know for certain that California and Illinois both have IHSS programs, and both states pay family members to care for eligible recipients in their own homes.
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We need more information. Are you questioning whether you can work full-time and still be paid to be a Caregiver? The answer is yes, if the person you are caring for can pay you to be their Caregiver. Who is caring for this person during the time you are away at work? Or do you work from home?

You could check with your local Agency on Aging to see if they have a program where an Aide could come in for a couple of hours every couple of days to help out.

Otherwise, you could see if your love one qualifies for Medicaid, but then Medicaid would only paid for a professional Caregiver from an agency. It depends on your State, each State has different qualifications and programs. Most do not pay someone who is living in the same household as the love one.
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