A caregiver can be a parent, spouse, child, step-family member, extended family member, or an individual who lives with the veteran, but is not a family member who provides support to the veteran. Caregivers of eligible veterans can receive:
- Monthly stipend
- Travel expenses (including lodging and per diem while accompanying veterans undergoing care)
- Access to health care insurance (if the caregiver is not already entitled to care or services under a health care plan)
- Mental health services and counseling
- Comprehensive VA Caregiver training provided by Easter Seals
- Respite care (not less than 30 days per year)
Visit the VA’s caregiver page for more information, and to apply for these services.
If you’re a family member caring for a Veteran with disabilities, VA wants to support you. VA recognizes that family caregivers enhance the health and well-being of Veterans they care for in their home. Find out if you qualify for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers and how to apply by going to this link: VA.GOV – Family Caregiver Benefits – Comprehensive Assistance.
Not sure what your veteran health care benefits are? Contact us at 855-312-5575 or email us at info@VetDefender.com.