VA announces short-term extension for strategic review of family caregivers program


Today, VA announced a six-week extension of the strategic review of its Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.

On April 17, the VA announced a decision to temporarily halt certain revocations from the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers because of concerns about inconsistent application of eligibility requirements for the program throughout its medical centers.

VA will use the six-week extension of that temporary halt to complete its review of the program. At the end of that review, the VA intends to provide clarity on enrollment criteria for the program and to seek authorization to use the program’s existing resources for those who need them most.

“We are extending our strategic review of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers to make sure everyone — from our Veterans and their caregivers to our employees who work with them — has clear guidance on enrollment criteria for the program,” said VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “Our Caregiver Support Program is making a difference in the lives of our Veterans and the caregivers who support them, and we want to make sure the program is operating in the best way for them, and above all that the program’s existing resources go to those Veterans who need them most.”

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  1. Robert Xavier Betancourt Junior    

    Too bad the transportation system has stopped. Is this the result of a RIF?
    Veterans in Business has been stopped also along with the Veterans reemployment program.

  2. Robert Xavier Betancourt Junior    

    Nice to see persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis can not have a veteran caregiver. Transportation to appointments is being cut off. Homeless veterans will be left alone. Thanks for voting for the Republican side as 10.4 BILLION goes to the Saudis.

  3. Judith E. Drury    

    Why do only those caregivers post 9/11 get monetary assistance. I have been giving care to my 100% total and permanent PTSD husband for several years. Not being able to seek employment outside the home has put a real financial struggle on our household. This is happening for all caregivers for our Vietnam best. Doesn’t seem fair at all.

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