February 09, 2011

Manchin Encourages Veterans' Caregivers To Use New Support Line

New Department of Veterans Affairs toll-free telephone line is now available.

Washington, D.C. — United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is encouraging those who care for veterans to use a new toll-free telephone line just launched by the Department of Veterans Affairs to seek support, gather information about new caregiver benefits, and receive referrals to local caregiver support coordinators.

“Veterans, their families, and their caregivers have sacrificed again and again for West Virginians and for our great nation,” Manchin said.  “Their patriotism and service must be met with our grateful support. I hope that this new support line will serve as an important resource for the caregivers of our nation’s heroes.”

The National Caregiver Support Line – 1-855-260-3264 – will serve as the primary resource and referral center to assist caregivers, veterans and others seeking caregiver information.


From the Veterans Affairs Press Release:

The National Caregiver Support Line will be open Monday through Friday. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Eastern time; and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Eastern time.  Licensed VA social workers and health technicians will staff the support line.

Local caregiver support coordinators are available to assist veterans and their caregivers to understand and apply for VA’s many caregiver benefits. The VA also features a Web page, www.caregiver.va.gov, with general information on other caregiver support programs available through VA and the community.


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