Caregiving Benefits for Veterans: The Top Benefits and Resources Available

Did you know that there are more than 12.4 million veterans 65 years and older living in this US? The Federal government provides a range of benefits for these veterans and their caregivers. Below is a list those benefits and resources available.

What Benefits are Available for Older Veterans?

Older veterans have numerous options available through the Veterans Administration and may be eligible for the following:

To learn more, you should contact a VA regional office and discuss these benefits with an employee to determine if you are eligible, how to fill out the forms, and what steps you need to take.

What Resources are Available for Caregivers of Veterans?

Caregivers of veterans will need support from within and outside their community. There are a number of resources available for the caregivers to find support, including:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs’ Caregiver Support LineThe support line can discuss assistance available from the VA, help access services, answer questions about eligible services, or connect caregivers with the Caregiver Support Coordinator at the closest VA Medical Center. To contact, call: 1-855-260-3274
  • Department of Veterans Affairs’ Caregiver SupportThis website provides resources for caregivers and Veterans, including resources available to caregivers, and videos and stories of caregivers of Veterans. The website also has a zip code lookup feature, allowing caregivers and Veterans to find the name and contact information of the closest Caregiver Support Coordinator.
  • Veterans Health LibraryThis website provides information on common health issues faced by veterans, including information related to caring for a Veteran with a specific illness, injury, or condition.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs’ Guide to Long Term Services and SupportsThis website provides an overview of VA long-term services and supports.
  • Respite CareThis is designed to relieve the family Caregiver from the constant burden of caring for a chronically ill or disabled veteran at home. Services can include in-home care, a short stay in an institutional setting or adult day health care.
  • Dental Care Resources for Veterans: Emergency Dentists has put together a guide that provides information on everything you need to know about dental care for active duty and retired veterans.

The best place to start is researching the information above and contacting the VA Caregiver support line to learn more. You can call 1-855-260-3274 to learn more about caregiver and veteran support available. We need to care for our older veterans and the best way to begin is by being prepared and knowledgeable of all resources and benefits available.

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