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“The sacrifices and the contributions of caregivers to their families and this Nation must not be overlooked.”

Christina Jumper – Military Spouse and Project Coordinator, BRWV

“A military caregiver is a family member, friend, or acquaintance who provides care and assistance for, or who manages the care of, a current or former military service member.”

-Rand Corporation, Getting to Know Military Caregivers and Their Needs

There are 5.5 million military caregivers in the U.S.

2.3 million children under the age of 18 live with a veteran who is disabled

1.1 million are caring for a military veteran who served after 9/11

1 out of 3 of Post-9/11 caregivers are without health insurance

Military caregivers don’t often ask for help. Caring for an injured, ill or wounded service member or veteran doesn’t mean you’re all alone. There’s a community waiting to support you!

Recognizing you’re a caregiver

Self-identifying as a caregiver can happen at any stage. Many reject the term at first, finding it hard to identify with the label.

Video Credit: Elizabeth Dole Foundation via YouTube

You may be a military or veteran caregiver

if you do any of the following for a current or former member of the US Armed Forces:

VA Caregiver Assistance Program

Find out if you are eligible for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)

VA Caregiver Assistance Program

We recognize the important role of family caregivers in supporting the health and wellness of Veterans. Find out if you may be eligible and how to apply.
Check Eligibility at VA.Gov