Foster Grandparent Benefits

Benefits to Volunteers:

  • Tax free stipend to offset cost of volunteering
  • Reimbursement for transportation expenses to and from service site
  • A meal, when feasible
  • An annual physical
  • Accident and liability insurance while serving
  • Monthly training
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave

The stipend does not count as income when determining eligibility for benefits including:

  • Food stamps/Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Energy assistance
  • Subsidized housing
  • Rent
  • VA pension
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