What help is available for caregivers of veterans?
Navigating veterans’ benefits can be difficult; however, they can be extremely beneficial assisting you in managing care. The Family Caregiver Alliance has a helpful Frequently Asked Questions document that can answer many of your questions about accessing these benefits.
How to Get Connected to the Veterans Affairs Health Care System: The VA Health Care System encourages all Veterans to enroll in the system. The Become a Patient section on the VA’s website, provides an overview of eligibility criteria, minimum duty requirements and contact information.
How to Get Connected to Caregiver Support Services: The Veterans Affairs has additional services for caregivers. Contact the Veteran’s Line by calling (855) 260-3274.
How to Get Connected to Benefits: Many counties have a Veterans Services Office to assist veterans and their families access benefits and help in obtaining important documentation needed to apply for benefits. Below are the offices for identified counties: