As part of the VA MISSION Act, we’re working to give more family caregivers access to the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers so we can support them as they care for Veterans of all eras. Currently, this program is only available to eligible Veterans injured in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001. VA is currently not accepting applications for Veterans of other eras.
Beginning in the summer of 2020, or once the Secretary has certified that VA’s new caregiver information technology system is fully implemented, we will be expanding eligibility for our Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. Once the system is certified, VA will begin accepting applications in 2 phases: