Paralyzed Veterans of America Issues Statement on Department of Veterans Affairs Expansion of Family Caregivers ProgramPost Date: October 1, 2020
WASHINGTON (October 01, 2020) – Paralyzed Veterans of America is pleased to see the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) expansion of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) announced today.
“For too long, veterans of earlier service eras have been denied access to the critical benefits and services provided by this program,” said Carl Blake, PVA Executive Director. “We are also very pleased that the program will now consider veterans with catastrophic illnesses like Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) for eligibility. It is now critically important that VA ensures veterans with catastrophic disabilities are not further denied access to the program by eligibility criteria that risks being overly restrictive. We look forward to continuing our work with VA to ensure the needs of veterans with serious injuries and illnesses related to their military service and their caregivers are met.”