Veterans' Caregiver and Omnibus Health Benefits Act (2009)
Federal bill combines the key provisions of the Veterans Health Care Authorization Act (S. 252) and the Veterans Insurance and Benefits Enhancement Act (S. 728). The bill includes provisions to provide family caregivers of veterans with information and training, respite, counseling, and other supportive services. In addition, family caregivers of veterans who were injured in the line of duty after September 11, 2001 are also eligible for training and certification, health care and a caregivers stipend. The bill also improves health care for veterans in rural areas, helps the Veterans Administration (VA) adapt to the needs of women veterans, and expands supportive services for homeless veterans.
Bill Number S. 1963
Sponsor Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI)
Date of Introduction 10/28/2009
Latest Activity Enacted May 5, 2010
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov/
Topic: Direct Services and Support for Caregivers