Disclaimer: This personal blog is not affiliated with the Department of Veteran Affairs or the VA Caregiver Support Program

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated or an official spokeswoman for the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) or the VA Caregiver Support. I do not work for the VA or the VA Caregiver Support. This site is not the official website for VA or the VA Caregiver Support. Please visit http://www.va.gov for official information on VA … Continue reading Disclaimer: This personal blog is not affiliated with the Department of Veteran Affairs or the VA Caregiver Support Program

How to File a Health and Human Service HIPAA/Privacy or Security Rule Complaint Against the VA or Other Medical Facility

You can file a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) if you feel your HIPAA/Privacy or Security Rule has been violated. Note: First, try to remedy the situation with your local VA Medical Center (VAMC) or other medical facility privacy officer. The privacy officer will conduct an investigation into your allegation, take appropriate action … Continue reading How to File a Health and Human Service HIPAA/Privacy or Security Rule Complaint Against the VA or Other Medical Facility

VA Caregiver Support – PCAFC Appeals Assistance from Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), has a Resource Center with a Benefits Team who will assist Veterans and/or their Caregiver with the Caregiver Support (CS), Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregiver (PCAFC), VA Medical Center (VAMC) and/or Veteran Integrated Service Network (VISN) appeal. The WWP Resource Center, Benefits Team, is reporting a 90% success rate … Continue reading VA Caregiver Support – PCAFC Appeals Assistance from Wounded Warrior Project

VA Caregiver Support – Part 4 (Our PCAFC Journey)

In this post, part 4, I'll discuss my redacted medical records and other documents to show you our local VA Caregiver Support (CS), Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC), processes and procedures. You can find all the forms and documents here. The forms, processes and procedures are used nationwide. Slight variations in processes … Continue reading VA Caregiver Support – Part 4 (Our PCAFC Journey)

VA Caregiver Support – Program of General Caregiver Support Service (PGCSS)

In this post, I want to share the information from the governing documents on this very unpublicized caregiver support program. The Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS) is for caregivers with pre 9/11 Veterans with serious injuries. Public Law 111-163 and 38 USC 1720G enacted the Caregiver Support and established two (2) caregiver support … Continue reading VA Caregiver Support – Program of General Caregiver Support Service (PGCSS)

VA Caregiver Support – Issues Part 3 (PCAFC Application Process)

In this post, Part 3, I will discuss the forms in the VA computer system nationwide to process the VA Caregiver Support (CS), Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregiver (PCAFC) and perform the monitoring home assessment after approval. Go to this link for all documents. Note: I redacted all my personal information from the … Continue reading VA Caregiver Support – Issues Part 3 (PCAFC Application Process)