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Caregiver Compensation - West Virginia

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West Virginia offers three ways to get paid as a family caregiver.

 

1. Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver: enables elderly and disabled adults to receive care at home or in a community setting. This program allows family members to be hired and paid to provide care. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be resident of West Virginia
    • MUST be over 65, OR, 18+ and disabled
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible

 

Contact Number: 304-558-3317 (West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services) 

 

2. Lighthouse Program: is a non-Medicaid program that helps elderly adults receive care 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 West Virginia
    • MUST be 60+ 
    • MUST NOT be eligible for or receiving Medicaid services
    • Spouses are NOT eligible

 

Contact Number: 877-987-3646 (Toll free) 304-558-3317 (West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services)

 

3. Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Program: is a non-Medicaid program that enables severely disabled adults to receive care at home or in a community setting. This program allows certain family members to be hired and paid to carry out personal care services.

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of West Virginia
    • MUST have a disability expected to continue for at least 12 months
    • MUST need assistance with daily living activities
    • MUST NOT be eligible for Medicaid 
    • All caregivers eligible

 

Contact Number: 1-855-855-9743 (Toll free) 304-766-4624 (West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council)

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