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Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) offers enhanced clinical support for Family Caregivers of eligible Veterans.

Veterans may be eligible for this clinical program if they:

Sustained or aggravated a serious injury (or illness) in the line of duty in the active military, naval or air service during any service era. Among other applicable eligibility criteria, an eligible Veteran must:

  1. Have a single or combined service-connected disability rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of 70% or more, and
  2. Be in need of personal care services (requiring in-person personal care services) for a minimum of six continuous months based on any one of the following:

– An inability to perform an activity of daily living.
– A need for supervision or protection based on symptoms or residuals of neurological or other impairment or injury; or
 A need for regular or extensive instruction or supervision without which the ability of the Veteran to function in daily life, would be seriously impaired.



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