Amarillo VA Health Care System
The Caregiver Support program is for Veterans who were injured in the line of duty after 9/11/2001 and have a family member who lives with them and assists them with daily living activities. Injuries include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, PTSD, other mental disorders, vision impairment, other injuries (i.e. nerve injuries, multiple fractures, and amputations), and other illnesses (i.e. diabetes, cancer, stroke, COPD, arthritis). It pays a stipend to the family member dependent on the amount of assistance the caregiver provides.
- The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC)- 806-355-9703 Ext: 7351
- The Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS)- 806-355-9703 Ext: 4374
VA offers a number of services that can provide you with the support that's right for you. Whether you and the Veteran you care for could use some help at home or you just need someone to listen, we're here to support you. Follow the link to learn more about the variety of services available to Family Caregivers.
The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) is expanding to all eras.
Expansion rolls out in two phases beginning with eligible Veterans who served on or before May 7, 1975, and phase two, beginning October 1, 2022, will include eligible Veterans who served between May 7, 1975, and September 11, 2001.
PCAFC, which prior to this expansion was only available for eligible Post-9/11 Veterans who incurred or aggravated a serious injury in the line of duty, provides resources, education, support, a financial stipend, health insurance, and beneficiary travel to caregivers of eligible Veterans.
Veterans with a 70% service-connected disability who served either on or after September 11, 2001, or on or before May 7, 1975, and are in need of Caregivers Support should contact their local Caregivers Support Coordinator, or visit https://www.caregiver.va.gov for more information.
Have questions about VA Caregiver Support Services? Contact VA's Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274) or your local Caregiver Support Coordinator for assistance.