Two years ago, the VA announced that it would be expanding their Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) to include every veteran ever seriously injured (incurred or aggravated) in the line of duty.
This change officially went into effect at the beginning of this month, on October 1st, 2022.
The program will no longer be limited to veterans injured before 1975 or after 2001, but will be open to all veterans injured at any time in the line of duty.
The Family Caregiver Program gives educational resources, tips, peer connections, workshops, and in-home support services to family members who are caring for disabled veterans in their homes.
Donald Remy, the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs commented, “For the first time, eligible Veterans of all service eras can participate in the VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. We recognize the critical role family caregivers play in caring for Veterans, and through this expansion, we’re able to ensure that family caregivers of all eligible Veterans have access to the comprehensive support they deserve.”
Learn more about the program and see if you are eligible on the VA’s Caregiver website.