VA caregiver benefits expand to all vets on Oct. 1 By Leo Shane III Sep 30, 02:48 PM The Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C. is shown in June 2013. (Charles Dharapak/AP)
Veterans of all eras will be eligible for caregiver benefits starting Oct. 1, an expansion that is expected to add thousands of families to the program in the next year.
The move was originally scheduled to take place in 2020 but had been delayed two years as officials refined processing and support for the program. Currently, only veterans who served before May 1975 or after September 2001 are eligible for the benefits.