VA Caregiver Support
The Veterans Administration Caregiver Support web site contains information on programs and services for people who are caring for Veterans.
VeteranCaregiver.com provides peer-to-peer support and special assistance for Caregivers of Veterans, as well as for “singleton” Veterans.
VA’s Caregiver Support Line
One way VA celebrates family Caregivers is through VA’s Caregiver Support Line (CSL). The CSL is only a toll free call away at 1-855-260-3274. The calls are answered by licensed social workers who can provide family Caregivers with resources, support, or simply just someone to talk to. The CSL also provides educational calls for family Caregivers on a variety of topics. If you’re interested in participating in one of the CSL Education calls or just learning more about the calls, please contact your local Caregiver Support Coordinator. You can find your Caregiver Support Coordinator by using the zip code locator tool at www.caregiver.va.gov/
Operation Family Caregiver (OFC)
Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) is a free and confidential program for adult family members or friends caring for a military service member or post-9/11 veteran with visible or invisible (post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain) injuries or adjustment concerns. One of our coaches meets 1:1 with the same caregiver in a place of the caregiver’s choosing (including via Skype and/or phone when not near us or that’s what a caregiver prefers).
Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL)
SCAADL helps offset the loss of income by a primary caregiver who provides non-medical care, support, and assistance for the service member. Read more about SCAADL on the MyArmyBenefits website. Air Force service menbers should view this AF Fact Sheet (PDF document). Information for Marines can be found on this Marine Corps website.
To apply for SCAADL, Warriors in Transition should contact their chain of command and Primary Care Manager. More information and frequently asked questions can be found in the SCAADL Information Fact Sheet (PDF document) on the WTC website.