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VA Caregiver Support Program


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VA is committed to supporting Veterans and their Family Caregivers as a top priority. We are listening to concerns and working diligently to address them as we continue to ensure Veterans and their caregivers get the support they need and deserve. 

Here is what  Veterans’ caregivers can expect

Caregiver Support Program (CSP)

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) offers clinical services to caregivers of eligible and covered Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system. CSP is a national program with local offices and teams located within VA facilities. The program’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of family caregivers who care for our Nation’s Veterans, through education, resources, support, and services. 

CSP carries out its mission through two programs: 
   - Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS)
   - Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)

CSP - Two Programs: What’s the Difference?
   - How CSP is Enhancing Services (PDF)

Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS)

   - Services: Skills training, mobile support, one-on-one coaching, group support and coaching, self-care, peer support mentoring, telephone support, online programs, and referrals to available VA and community resources.
   - Visit the CSP Teams/Caregiver Support Coordinators Locator .
   - Eligibility: PGCSS is available to caregivers of Veterans enrolled in VA health care who served in any era.
   - How do I apply: PGCSS Frequently Asked Questions.

Learn more about PGCSS

Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)

   - Services: Education and training, health insurance (if caregiver is otherwise uninsured), mental health counseling, monthly financial stipend, respite care and other services.
   - Eligibility: For Veteran and family caregiver eligibility requirements, please visit eligibility requirements
      Apply onlineOnline application PCAFC.
     • By mail: Download and print VA Form 1010CG.
     • In person: Bring your completed VA Form 10-10CG to your local CSP Teams/Caregiver Support Coordinators.

Learn more about PCAFC

Veteran Requirements for Caregiver Program

   - Enrolling in VA Health Care: A Veteran must be enrolled in VA health care, or is a Service member on active duty underdoing a medical discharge.  Veterans can apply for VA health care benefits by completing and following submission instructions here  (VA Form 10-10EZ).
Find out how the Veteran can apply for VA health care. 

Questions about Caregiver Support Program

   - Call: the Caregiver Support Line (CSL) at toll-free, 1-855-260-3274, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
   - Visit the CSP Teams/Caregiver Support Coordinators Locator to connect.

Caregiver Resources

Caregiver Announcements Caregiver Events
Tips and Tools Support for Caregivers of Service Member Resources
Tips by Diagnosis VA In-Home Services
Peer Support Mentoring Program  Caregiver Resources by Topic

Need Help?

To assist you with enrolling in these programs, contact your local VA facility CSP Team/Caregiver Support Coordinator, or call the VA Caregiver Support Line(CSL) at 1-855-260-3274.

CSL Expanded hours:
      -Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET
      -Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

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