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According to the Census Bureau, more than 3.8 million veterans are living right now in the United States with a service-connected disability. And — more than 1.1 million of these vets are dealing with a condition or impairment rated over 70 percent, by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
More often than not, these vets need help with certain things, to get through daily life.
And that’s where many family members step up, and become their caregivers. But how are these selfless loved ones being cared for?
Thankfully, there are services and resources in place. For instance, if you’re the primary caregiver for a veteran dealing with injuries, disorders or conditions caused or made worse by their active-duty service on or after September 11, 2001, you may qualify for payments (a stipend), education and training, travel and lodging, counseling and more.
It all depends on a number of factors. To find out, and to get the form (VA Form 10-10CG) — click here.
Additional information regarding the potential benefits, and even a link to the caregiver support line (1-855-260-3274) can be found on that page.