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    Funding for caregiver payroll

    I live in Maine, which happens to have a Home Based Care Program that provides financial assistance for paying caregivers. I'm considering moving to a warmer climate, but realistically, because of my high level and that I am employed and don't qualify for Medicare/Medicaid, I can't afford to live in a state that does not have a similar program. If you don't mind my asking, does your state provide funding for caregivers? Thanks.

    Chuck

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    In most states, such funding is tied to Medicaid eligibility. I assume you have such services through a Section 1915 (c) or Section 1115 waiver program? Do you have to pay in a certain amount a month to maintain this service?

    Coverage for attendant care varies widely from state to state, even within Medicaid guidelines. You can find some information comparing coverage under Medicaid at this website: https://www.kff.org/report-section/m...pendix-tables/

    Another good way to get such information is to contact a benefits specialist at an Independent Living Center (ILC) in the location in which you are interested in moving. These are consumer run disabled advocacy organizations, and they serve as a clearing house for helping those who qualify find out about what services are available and how to apply. You can find a listing of ILCs here: https://www.ilru.org/projects/cil-ne...tion-directory

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      Thank you, KLD. Yes,it's through a medicaid waiver program, I'm not sure which one. Yes, I have a copay that is based on my income and medical expenses.
      I'll check out the ILC link. Thx again!

      Chuck

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        #4
        I did some research a while back and found that only three states enable Medicaid buy-in without an income limit. Those are Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Arkansas. Not sure what your appetite is for the specific state, but I'd venture to guess Arkansas qualifies as warmer than Maine!
        C5/6 complete (maybe) circa June 2018

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          #5
          Thanks for sharing! I was hoping California would be an option.

          Chuck

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