Who is eligible for the program?
Caregivers for Veterans of all eras may be eligible for services if the Veteran:
1) Is unable to perform an activity of daily living (i.e. dress, undress, bathe, groom, difficulty with mobility, etc.); or
2) Needs supervision or protection based on other impairment or injury (including symptoms or residuals of neurological care).
Caregivers can get up to 30 days of respite care per year. Caregivers of eligible veterans seriously injured on or after sept 11, 2001 may qualify for a monthly caregiver stipend, CHAMPVA Health Coverage, travel, lodging and per diem for appointments.
With VA's Caregiver Support Line – 1-855-260-3274 – assistance is just a quick phone call away. Whether you're in need of immediate assistance or have questions about what services you may be eligible for, the caring licensed professionals who answer the support line can: Tell you about the assistance available from VA. Help you access services. Connect you with the Caregiver Support Coordinator at a VA Medical Center near you. Just listen, if that's what you need right now. - See more at: http://www.caregiver.va.gov/support/support_services.asp#sthash.Gmtft1wu.dpuf