Skip to Content
All Policies
All Policies
Federal Issues

Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 ​

Categories: Family Support, Veterans & Military

In May 2010, President Obama signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-163), authorizing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a wide range of new services to support caregivers, including:

  • Access to VA’s toll-free Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274,
  • Expanded education and training on caring for Veterans at home,
  • Other support services, such as counseling and support groups and referral services, and
  • An enhanced website for caregivers (

The law authorizes additional benefits and services for eligible Veterans who were disabled in the line of duty since September 11, 2001. Caregivers of “Post 9/11 Veterans” are eligible for the following:

  • A monthly stipend,
  • Health care coverage,
  • Travel expenses, including lodging and per diem while accompanying Veterans undergoing care,
  • Respite care, and
  • Mental health services and counseling.


Stay connected with the brain injury community!

The Brain Injury Association of America has many educational opportunities, events, and resources that are shared throughout the year. Be sure to stay in the know by joining our mailing list.

Sign up for updates