VA’s New Family Caregiver Program Now Accepting Applications

Written by on May 24, 2011 in Veterans Advocacy Issues

Beginning May 9th, the VA has started to accept applications for its new Family Caregiver Program.

Under the program, eligible post-9/11 veterans and service members may designate a primary family caregiver who will be eligible to receive services that include a stipend, mental health assistance, and access to healthcare insurance.

Other important components of this program include comprehensive caregiver training and medical support.

VetsFirst believes this program is a step in the right direction in addressing the individual needs of our nation’s veterans by offering support to those most important to their health and quality of life––their families and loved ones.

More information about the program is available at www.caregiver.va.gov.

A copy of the Family Caregiver program application (VA Form 1010-CG) is available on the website and can be completed online. Applications can also be filed by calling the Caregiver Support line at (855) 260-3274 or through the Caregiver Support Coordinator at your local VA medical center.

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