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Caregiver Compensation - Nebraska

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Nebraska offers three ways to get paid as a family caregiver.

 

1. Nebraska Aged and Disabled Waiver: is designed to help elderly and disabled adults receive care at home or in a community setting. This program pays friends and certain family members for providing personal care services. Other services range from respite care to home modifications.

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Nebraska
    • MUST be 65+, OR, disabled
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care
    • MUST be able to be safely served at home
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible  

 

Contact Number: 1-844-843-6364 (Toll free Nebraska Aging and Disability Resource Center) 

 

2. Nebraska Disabled Persons and Family Support Program: is a non-Medicaid program that helps adults with severe disabilities receive care from home. Through this program, friends and certain family members can be paid for providing personal care services. Other services range from housekeeping to home safety and accessibility modifications. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Nebraska
    • MUST meet program's financial requirements (depends on household size/monthly income)
    • MUST be an employed adult with disabilities, OR,
    • MUST be an adult with disabilities living independently
    • All caregivers eligible  

 

Contact Number: 402-471-9220 (Department of Health and Human Services, Lincoln county) 1-844-807-1197 (Toll free outside Lincoln)

 

3. Personal Assistance Services: allows elderly and disabled adults who cannot complete activities of daily living to remain at home. Under this program, certain family members can be hired and paid to carry out personal care services. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Nebraska
    • MUST have a chronic medical condition or a disability
    • MUST require assistance with daily living activities
    • MUST be living at home
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible 
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