VA Caregiver Support – Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers

Family Caregivers provide crucial support in caring for our Nation's Veterans by allowing them to stay in the homes and communities they defended, surrounded by the loved ones they fought for. Caregivers in a home environment can enhance the health and well-being of Veterans under VA care. Additional VA services are available to those Family Caregivers who share VA's daily charge to serve those who have "borne the battle." The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers helps the Families and Veterans injured on or after September 11, 2001 or on or before May 7, 1975.

MISSION Act

As part of the 2018 VA MISSION Act, the VA is giving more Family caregivers access to the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers so they can be supported as they care for Veterans of all eras. VA will provide updates on the MISSION Act Website.

VA began accepting applications October 1, 2020, in 2 phases:

  • First, Family caregivers of Veterans who were seriously injured in the line of duty on or before May 7, 1975, will become eligible for this program

  • After 2 years, Family caregivers of Veterans who were seriously injured in the line of duty between May 7, 1975, and September 10, 2001, will become eligible.

Many services are already available to support caregivers of enrolled Veterans of all eras. For more information call the Caregiver Support Line toll free at 1-855-260-3274.