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Caregivers of older veterans can apply for financial assistance from VA

October 7, 2020

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After an extra year wait, caregivers of veterans who served during the Vietnam War or earlier can nowapply for support benefits for the first time.

Veterans Affairs officials announced the expected change in the Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Thursday afternoon after leaders officially notified Congress that the department’s information technology systems were ready for the new applications.

The move could give thousands of dollars in stipends each month to caregivers who for years have assisted elderly and infirm veterans without any financial assistance. Prior to today, only caregivers of veterans injured after Sept. 11, 2001, were eligible for the program.

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