VA standardizing caregiver plan as Congress considers opening program to older vets


VA Secretary David Shulkin has told congressional committees in recent weeks he supports a change in law to expand the post-9/11 caregiver program so that its cash stipend and menu of support services can benefit caregivers to severely injured veterans from earlier generations.

First, however, the Department of Veterans Affairs wants to standardize how the post-9/11 program is administered across more than 150 VA medical facilities supported by more than 360 caregiver coordinators. Toward that end, the VA on Wednesday issued its first policy directive on screening, supporting and dismissing participants for post-9/11 benefits so the program is more uniform and predictable.  VA standardizing caregiver plan

Latest News for Vets

Print Edition/May June

Former Physician Sentenced for Health Care Fraud
 Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former Kansas City, Mo., physician who lost his medical license due to an earlier fraud scheme, has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a fraud scheme that involved disability examinations of veterans.

Vets groups support McCaskill World War II mustard gas bill; Duckworth, Durbin join lawsuit against Trump
 Four veterans groups have thrown their support behind Sen. Claire McCaskill’s efforts to make it easier for World War II veterans who say they were exposed to mustard gas

Wounded veterans warn superannuation changes will push them below poverty line
 Injured veterans say they stand to lose hundreds of dollars per month under pending tax changes to disability support payments.

White House: Trump to sign VA accountability bill today
 The White House says President Donald Trump will sign a bill Friday to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees.

​​VA still investigating report Iowa veteran who killed himself was refused care
Not only has spring come and gone, but it's been nearly a year since Sgt. Brandon Ketchum succumbed to his PTSD.

Federal inspectors have ordered the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction to improve its standards for patient care in 24 areas.

VA fails cyber audit for 18th straight year, but progress is evident
In the two years since the Veterans Affairs Department announced its goal of closing all cybersecurity material weaknesses, the efforts detailed in the latest audit report from the agency’s inspector general seem to be making a difference.

Previous Articles

Thanks for Your Patience!
​Moving Our Website Promises to Be an Ongoing Process, Until it is Finished You Will Still Be Able to Access All of the old military benefits news and questions at vetsvoice ​​

Vets Views

World Bible School
World Bible School will help 
you understand the Bible. for Free