The following was posted on the BHIC Blog.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers assistance to caregivers. Caregivers provide a valuable service for Veterans and are “partners” with VA in providing excellent health care. Caregivers allow Veterans to remain in their own home and also play a important role in supporting Veterans who are hospitalized or living outside their home. VA now provides additional support to eligible post-9/11 Veterans who elect to receive their care in a home setting from a primary Family Caregiver. Eligible primary Family Caregivers can receive a stipend, training, mental health services, and access to health insurance if they are not already under a health care plan.
- VA Enhances Support of Family Caregivers (whitehouse.gov)
- VA Taking Applications for Caregiver Program (caregiving.com)
- VA updates on Applications for New Family CareGiver Program (waronterrornews.typepad.com)