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VA Caregiver Support Program (CSP)


 The mission of the Department of Veterans Administration (VA) is to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional care that improves their health and well-being. The VA will continue to be the benchmark of valued health care, excellence, and benefits by providing exemplary services that are both patient-centered and evidence-based.

In accordance with the caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, (Pub.L. No. 111-163), VA is responsible for the development and implementation of training and support programs for caregivers of Veterans.

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has launched a series of major initiatives to improve VHA strategy, governance, systems, and operations. In 2018, Congress passed The VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act to enable sweeping changes, and VHA is taking a comprehensive approach to meeting the MISSION Act requirements to modernize. MISSION Act of 2018, Public Law 115-182, section 161 of this law, among other things, expands eligibility for VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family caregivers (PCAFC) to eligible Veterans with a serious injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service before September 11, 2001 in two phases. The final phase will allow applicants from all service eras. The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family caregivers provides certain medical, travel, training, and financial benefits to primary family caregivers.

The VA estimates the PCAFC caregivers will increase by approximately 30% per year from 33,000 over the first year and anticipate steady increases of approximately 30% per year to a top end of approximately 82,000 for the final year of this contract. This growth will directly contribute to new caregivers requiring training (for the core curriculum) as well as anticipated continued growth for all other training options afforded within this contract for all eligible caregivers.

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Please note: Content on this Web page is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal advice or to be a comprehensive statement or analysis of application statures, regulations, and case law governing this topic. Rather, it's a plain language summary. If you are seeking claims assitance, your local VA regional office, a VA-recognized Veterans Service Organization, or a VA-accredited attorney or agent can help.