Veteran and Servicemember Caregiver Support Act (2009)
Federal bill would establish a two-year pilot program of training, certification, and support for family caregivers of eligible veterans and members of the Armed Forces. Caregivers would be paid under this program, which must be carried out in at least six medical facilities. The bill would also require the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense to review their respite care programs and support services available for family caregivers.
Bill Number S. 543
Sponsor Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Date of Introduction 3/6/2009
Latest Activity While this bill was not enacted, the Veterans' Caregiver and Omnibus Health Benefits Act (2009) was enacted on May 5, 2010 and has similar provisions.
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov/
Topic: Direct Services and Support for Caregivers