Caregiver Support - VA Providence Healthcare System
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VA Providence Healthcare System


Caregiver Support

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Approved family caregivers of Veterans in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers can now receive COVID-19 testing and vaccinations! For more information on the COVID-19 vaccinations in the VA Providence Healthcare System, visit

The Caregiver Support Program (CSP) expanded Oct. 1, 2020!

For more information, caregivers can visit VA caregiver support website at

The CSP consists of the following...

Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregiver (PCAFC)

Formal application is required -- The online 10-10CG application can be accessed directly through the following link:

PCAFC expansion will occur in two phases, the first phase will include eligible Veterans who incurred or aggravated a serious injury in the line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service on or before May 7, 1975. WWII, Korea and Vietnam Veterans. Eligibility requirements include a 70% Service Connection and additional clinical criteria. The final phase will occur two years following the first date of expansion and will expand PCAFC eligibility to include eligible Veterans from all eras.

Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS)

No formal application is required

All caregivers who provide personal care services to Veterans enrolled in VA health care who do not meet the PCAFC Criteria have access to PGCSS. A wide range of resources through this program. The Veteran does not need to have a service-connected condition and may have served during any era.

The VA's National Caregiver Support Line (CSL), 855-260-3274, serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans and others seeking caregiver information.

For additional information and assistance, contact the VA Providence Healthcare System Caregiver Support Program at 401-273-7100 ext. 13283.

Caregiver Support: 855-260-3274

Caregiver Services

VA offers a number of services that can provide you with the support that's right for you. Whether you and the Veteran you care for could use some help at home or you just need someone to listen, we're here to support you. Follow the link to learn more about the variety of services available to Family Caregivers.

Caring for a Veteran? Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers

Services for Family Caregivers of Veterans

The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) is expanding to all eras.

Expansion rolls out in two phases beginning with eligible Veterans who served on or before May 7, 1975, and phase two, beginning October 1, 2022, will include eligible Veterans who served between May 7, 1975, and September 11, 2001.

PCAFC, which prior to this expansion was only available for eligible Post-9/11 Veterans who incurred or aggravated a serious injury in the line of duty, provides resources, education, support, a financial stipend, health insurance, and beneficiary travel to caregivers of eligible Veterans.

Veterans with a 70% service-connected disability who served either on or after September 11, 2001, or on or before May 7, 1975, and are in need of Caregivers Support should contact their local Caregivers Support Coordinator, or visit for more information.

Find your Caregiver Support Coordinator


Have questions about VA Caregiver Support Services? Contact VA's Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274) or your local Caregiver Support Coordinator for assistance.


Caregiver Support Program
Providence VA Medical Center
Providence, RI
401-273-7100 Ext. 13283

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Caregiver Support: 855-260-3274