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Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers

Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers

Palm Desert VA Clinic

Monthly stipend, health care, respite care and other services for family members caring for veterans.

Services Offered

Caregivers • Veterans • Stipend • Counseling • Health Insurance • Caregiver Training • Respite


The VA's Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers program offers financial assistance and other services for caregivers of seriously injured post-9/11 veterans. Services include:

  • Monthly stipend
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses incurred while accompanying a veteran undergoing care
  • Counseling and mental health services
  • Access to health insurance, if not already insured
  • Comprehensive caregiver training
  • Respite care (not less than 30 days per year)

Click here for additional information.


41-990 Cook St., Bldg. F, Ste. 1004, Palm Desert, CA 92211 33.7608999 -116.3561395

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • For family caregivers ages 18 and older caring for a veteran.
  • Veterans must have been injured in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 and need at least 6 months of personal care services.
  • Veterans must be enrolled in VA health services.


  • This service is free


  • Adults accepted
  • Seniors accepted

How to Apply

Click here to complete an eligibility screening and download an application. Submit the completed application in person to a caregiver support coordinator at a local VA medical center, or submit via mail to:

Health Eligibility Center, Enrollment Eligibility
2957 Clairmont Rd. NE
Suite 200
Atlanta , GA 30329-1647

If you need assistance with applying, call 877-222-8387 (VETS).

Once the application is received, a caregiver support coordinator will contact you within 3 business days to schedule an eligibility assessment. If the veteran is eligible, the caregiver must undergo training (classroom, online, or self-study) and a home visit before the application is approved.