Help for Caregivers in addition to the Veteran

Did you know when you have VA health care, there is support for your caregiver, too?

Caregivers of Veterans of all eras can access peer mentoring, a support phone line, a local Support Coordinator and more. These licensed professionals can provide useful information about available services and connect caregivers with other resources in their community.

For injured Post-9/11 Veterans, VA provides caregivers support through the Program for Family Caregivers. This includes enhanced services such as access to health insurance and financial assistance. With the implementation of the VA MISSION Act, the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) will expand to eligible Veterans from all eras of service. Post-9/11 Veterans have benefited greatly from this program and expansion will occur in two phases, starting with those who were injured on or before May 7, 1975. The timeline for this expansion is still under development.

Caregivers of Veterans of all eras can access peer mentoring, a support phone line, a local Support Coordinator and more. These licensed professionals can provide useful information about available services and connect caregivers with other resources in their community.

For injured Post-9/11 Veterans, VA provides caregivers support through the Program for Family Caregivers. This includes enhanced services such as access to health insurance and financial assistance. With the implementation of the VA MISSION Act, the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) will expand to eligible Veterans from all eras of service. Post-9/11 Veterans have benefited greatly from this program and expansion will occur in two phases, starting with those who were injured on or before May 7, 275. The timeline for this expansion is still under development.

VA Assisted Living and Home Health Services

VA offers many assisted living and home health services for eligible Veterans, including 132 Community Living Centers that provide short- and long-stay services. Home and community-based services are also available. VA’s caregiver education and training programs help make sure all Veterans receive quality care by providing the following additional assisted living services:

  • In-home and community-based care
  • Respite care
  • Family support services

How to Apply for VA Health Care

  • Apply Online

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  • or
  • Apply in Person

    icon:person delivering papers to office; Apply in PersonVisit the nearest VA medical center or clinic.

  • or
  • Apply by Phone

    icon: phone; Apply by PhoneCall 1-877-222-8387
    M-F, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST.

  • or
  • Apply by Mail

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    Print, fill out, and mail VA Form 10-10EZ to Health Eligibility Center, Enrollment Eligibility Center, 2957 Clairmont Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30329-1647

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