Hearing Decision Sets Rate for Family Caregivers

In a carefully considered fair hearing decision Kelley (Appeal Number 1107194), hearing officer Zohra Aziz determined that $17.50 an hour was an appropriate rate for a woman with dementia to pay family members for her care.

Over two years, from April 2007 through March 2008, the woman paid her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter a total of $204,888.50 pursuant to three separate personal care contracts under which she agreed to pay $20 an hour. The family kept detailed logs of the care they provided and were only paid after providing the care.

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