Caregiver Support

The VA provides a variety of financial, medical, and peer support benefits to help family members who are responsible for the care of a disabled veteran. Services available include access to a support line, support coordinator, peer groups, adult day health care centers, and home care, among others.

Learn more about caregiver support services at Togus.

There are also specific caregiver benefits under the "Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010" that include:

  • Monthly stipend
  • Travel expenses
  • Health insurance
  • Mental health services

Eligibility and application details for the post-9/11 veteran caregiver support program can be found here.

In Central Maine, Spectrum Generations offers the "Legacy Corps" program to provide in-home respite for caregivers by allowing them time away from the home and a break from caregiving tasks. You may be eligible to receive in-home support if you are:

  • A Family member who cares for a veteran
  • A Veteran who cares for a family member
  • A family with any military service history - including deceased relatives and in-laws
  • A family in Kennebec and Somerset county

Learn more about the Legacy Corps respite program