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)

VA Caregiver Support – Issues Part 2 (Review of VHA Directive 1152)

In this post, part 2, I'll discuss the VHA Directive 1152 June 14, 2017 to show the violations, alterations and omissions of the law, statue and regulation. It also violates other laws. I will only discuss some of these issues. You can use part 2 to validate statements I made in part 1. In a … Continue reading VA Caregiver Support – Issues Part 2 (Review of VHA Directive 1152)

VA Caregiver Support – Issues Part 1

My opinion of the issues with the VA Caregiver Support (CS) is based on the governing documents, my personal experience, my medical records, conversations with various levels of VA CS employees, etc. You can compare the below issues with the governing documents, information from your experience, information from your local CSC, from medical records, numerous … Continue reading VA Caregiver Support – Issues Part 1

VA Caregiver Support – PCAFC and PGCSS are not Clinical or Clinical Intervention Programs

In this post, I'm going to prove the two (2) caregiver support programs are not clinical or clinical intervention programs through legal supporting documents. The Caregiver Support governing documents: Public Law 111-163 38 USC 1720G 38 CFR 71 (Latest final rule with amendments is 80 FR 1357 January 09, 2015 as most online regulations haven't … Continue reading VA Caregiver Support – PCAFC and PGCSS are not Clinical or Clinical Intervention Programs