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Anybody filed for the new caregiver expansion for pre 911 vets to include vietnam era vets?


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If you have filed for the new caregiver expansion under the Mission act, what is your progress? Availability to the older generation of vets became available October 1, 2020

I filed on or about October 1st. So far my caregiver wife, and I, have had one telephone interview by a VA caregiver agent and a video conference with a VA RN. Both interviews were to determine to what extent do we qualify for the benefit. I think that the interviews went very well. We were told that a decision would be forthcoming in six to eight weeks.

There are multiple benefits to the caregiver in the program including but not limited to compensation, medical insurance through CHAMPVA, education benefits and even travel pay.

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My wife and I applied for the new pre 911 caregiver's benefits under the Mission Act on October 7th 2021. After going through the application process, three interviews, and the required training, we w

Jamescripps2 Thanks for posting this. We have very little info on this process that is posted, so this is very informative.

James you were the first veteran to get a A.O. CLAIM from being the first veteran to win a A.O. Claim in the  United  States And hopefully you will be the first veteran to win this caregiver 2 po

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Buck, you are blazing a trail for the rest of us.  The mission act, which is supposed to help "older" Vets is new.  And, like AMA and all the other stuff VA does, its sure to have glitches.  

My wife has a home cleaner come once every other week, and I hire someone to cut my grass.  (I hate the noise of a lawnmower!) 

Our neighbor cuts my grass for 30 bucks and, since she needs the money, Im glad to give it to her.  She likes yard work.  I had to do it on the ranch for decades.  Mowing, raking, building fence, weeding, planting, irrigating.  Im tired of it all.  I helped my church landscape the other day, but mostly hire out my own.  God has blessed us and we can afford to hire others to do chores we choose not to do.  Labor is incredibly cheap here.  (When my home costs way less than 100,000, it means a lower house payment). My house payment, even with taxess and insurance is about $450 per month.  Many pay 3 or 4 times that.  

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