More details on Pa. caregiver support program

    Following a story about a new Pennsylvania law that will allow for state-funded reimbursement of expenses to caregivers, a reader had some questions about monthly income and age restrictions. The short answer is to ask your county bureau on aging.

    Last month WHYY’s Carolyn Beeler wrote about a Pennsylvania law, taking effect in March, that will allow caregivers to be reimbursed by the state for expenses associated with their service.

    NewsWorks reader Diane asked:

    “What is the maximum monthly income for one person and for two to qualify for the Pa. caregiver support program? I read HB 210 & SB 639. Must be 60 or older. Is than correct?

    “The family I am trying to help are both over 85. […] Any info you can furnish me would be appreciated. Next step is the area of bureau of aging.”

    Beeler wrote back:

    “Hi, Diane. You were right — the Pennsylvania Department of Aging directs people interested in the Pa. caregiver support program to contact their county area agency on aging.”

    She also provided a link to some more information about the program.

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