Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act

Veterans Caregiver Services Improvement Act

This Bill has:
54% Democratic Support in the Senate
30% Democratic Support in the House




    This bill was introduced by James Langevin in the house and by Patty Murray in the senate.
    This bill expands eligibility for the family caregiver program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to include members of the Armed Forces or veterans who are seriously injured or who became ill on active duty prior to September 11, 2001 (currently, limited to service after September 11, 2001). Services to caregivers of veterans under such program are expanded to include child care services, financial planning services, and legal services. The bill authorizes the transfer of entitlement to post 9/11 education assistance to family members by veterans who are retired for a physical disability or who are seriously injured veterans in need of family caregiver services, without regard to length-of-service requirements. The VA is authorized to pay monthly special compensation to seriously injured or ill veterans in need of personal care services and to their caregivers.
House Bill: H.R. 1472
Democratic Support: 57
Introduced by: Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 03/09/2017)
Latest Action:04/05/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.