VA Adds More Beneficial Partnerships to VA Caregiver Support Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is improving amenities connected to its VA Caregiver Support Program with the announcement of new and expanded partnerships. Following the Caregiver Summit, the VA announced six partnership enhancements.
Amazon has created a list of helpful digital books recommended by professional caregivers and experts. These books cover important and helpful information for caregivers and veterans alike. Amazon also distributed free Kindle eReader devices to all caregivers and veterans at the summit.
Coursera, an online learning website, expanded its free education certification offer to caregivers of wounded or disabled veterans. It began offering this free certification to veterans and transitioning servicemembers in 2014, and then to military spouses in 2015.
National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) will partner with VA’s domestic and intimate partner violence assistance program. NDVH will provide cross-training resources and provide the VA with veteran-specific data regarding the usage of the hotline and its resources to better understand the prevalence of violence amongst veterans.
PsychArmor Institute announced its new line of training resources aimed at helping caregivers of veterans. PsychArmor Institute has a long-standing relationship with the VA, providing courses for military and veteran communities.
VetTix is a non-profit organization that provides free tickets to sports and entertainment events to veterans, active military, and Gold Star families. To date, VetTix has provided over 2.3 million tickets and currently serves 450,000 military members and families.
The VA intends for these resources to supplement the already active VA Caregiver Support Program founded in 2007.
VA Has Resources for Disabled Veterans and Their Caregivers
The VA’s disability benefits extend beyond compensating for a disabled veteran’s conditions. Within the disability program, there are many other benefits directed toward caregivers and families of disabled veterans. These programs help provide care and assistance to all people affected by service-related injuries and illnesses.
To learn more about your rights to benefits and assistance from the VA if you suffer from a service-connected condition, call the Disability Help Group at 800-800-2009 to schedule a call with a disability advocate.