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Hello Jim,
This is the published rule for VA caregivers.  
The rule provides for a VA stipend to designated caregivers and, as well, those caregivers 
may get entitlements to CHAMPVA on their own.  I'd suggest a close reading 
of the rule for anyone interested in this program.
Drew Early, Esq.
Veterans Law Attorney​

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To be eligible for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers,

Veterans must first be enrolled for VA health services, if not enrolled previously.
New Services Available to Family Caregivers through this Program
The new law will provide additional assistance to primary Family Caregivers of eligible

post-9/11 Veterans and Servicemembers. New services for this group include:
* 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)

The VA Caregiver program didn't get off to a smooth start.

This article gives you some background.
VA fumbles new caregiver program

Who Is Eligible?
Veterans eligible for this program are those who sustained a serious injury –

including traumatic brain injury, psychological trauma or other mental disorder

– incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, on or after September 11, 2001.
Veterans eligible for this program must also be in need of personal care services

because of an inability to perform one or more activities of daily living and/or need supervision

or protection based on symptoms or residuals of neurological impairment or injury.

Veterans Affairs

Caregiver Benefits

Caregiver Benefits

The Family Caregivers pages at the VA web site.
The VA Family Caregiver Program
Family Caregivers provide crucial support in caring for Veterans.

VA recognizes that Family Caregivers in a home environment can
enhance the health and well-being of Veterans under VA care.
Under the "Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010,

" additional VA services are now available to seriously injured post-9/11
Veterans and their Family Caregivers through a new program of Comprehensive
Assistance for Family Caregivers. VA is now accepting applications for these services.

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