VA Hosts Caregiver Summit, VFW Speaks on Panel

National VFW - 8/7/2017

The VFW spoke alongside other veteran and military service organizations at the VA Caregiver Support Program Process Improvement Summit, Wednesday, Aug. 2. The panel was held to discuss the "pain points” of VA’s caregiver program – focusing on the tier program, clinical evaluations, as well as what to do for caregivers victim of intimate partner violence. In attendance were veteran and military caregivers and caregiver coordinators. VA ended is moratorium on revocations this past week, which means VA will resume graduating veterans from the program when a veteran’s care team validates that the veteran no longer needs the assistance of a caregiver. The VFW will continue to work with VA to make certain veterans who continue to need the assistance of a caregiver are not kicked out of the programs and that VA properly prepares caregivers to find meaningful employment to substitute the financial assistance provided by the program. If you feel you have been wrongfully discharged from the caregiver program, please contact the VFW’s Tactical Assessment Center at 1-800-VFW-1899 or vfw@vfw.org.