Official Notice of Home Care Worker Wage Parity

Minimum Rate of Total Compensation

November 3, 2014

Dear Administrator:

The purpose of this letter is to provide all certified home health agencies (CHHAs), long term home health care programs (LTHHCPs) and managed care organizations (MCOs) in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties with an official notice of the required minimum rate of total compensation for home care workers required pursuant to Public Health Law § 3614-c(3)(a)(i). That provision of law mandates that for the period March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016 such total compensation must be no less than 100% of the total compensation mandated by New York City´s living wage law.

  • For the period of March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016, the minimum rate home care aide total compensation will be $11.50, consisting of a base wage of at least $10.00 per hour, and supplemental (benefit) wages of up to $1.50 per hour. Overtime is not included in the above rates, and must be paid as required pursuant to State and Federal law.

Included in this notice is a document that further explains what is included in the rates for the upcoming Home Care Worker Wage Parity compliance period. If you have any questions regarding this information, please email to the following address:


Mark L. Kissinger, Director
Division of Long Term Care

Enclosure (Wage Parity 2015 Rates)

cc: Jason Helgerson
Vallencia Lloyd