Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act Signed Into Law
On May 5, 2010, President Obama signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act (S. 1963) into law. The new law will provide family caregivers of veterans information and training, respite, counseling, and ongoing supportive services. In addition, family caregivers of veterans who were injured in the line of duty after September 11, 2001 are eligible for training and certification, health care coverage and a caregiver's stipend. The bill also improves health care for veterans in rural areas, helps the Veterans Administration (VA) adapt to the needs of women veterans, and expands supportive services for homeless veterans.
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