The Elder/Disabled Care Benefit helps pay for care for an elder or disabled relative. As part of this benefit, the Plan also contracts with Self Help for the Elderly, an organization that offers counseling if you would like to discuss your relative’s current situation or want referrals to appropriate services.
Eligible Relatives: Relatives who are eligible for this benefit include the participant’s spouse, domestic partner, child over the age of 13, parent, current parent-in-law, or grandparent.
Ineligible Expenses: No reimbursement will be paid for care provided by the participant or their spouse or domestic partner. The cost of prescription drugs also cannot be reimbursed.
To Qualify for This Benefit: You must demonstrate that your relative has a serious need for the services of a caregiver. Successful applicants for this benefit typically provide:
- An Elder Disabled Relative Qualification Form filled out by the relative’s doctor, or documentation from In-Home Support Services, that shows that the participant’s relative has a seriously disabling condition and requires assistance to perform basic daily activities. Qualifying relatives often have restricted mobility or severe dementia, or are blind, autistic, or bed bound.
- Evidence that the participant is currently paying, or will pay, for the services of a caregiver.
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