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      house Committees
      House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
      Health
    IntroducedDecember 5th, 2013

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Title

S.O.S. Veterans Caregivers Act

Official Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify that caregivers for veterans with serious illnesses are eligible for assistance and support services provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Summary

Support our Services to Veterans Caregivers Act or the S.O.S. Veterans Caregivers Act - Includes a veteran who has a serious illness or injury (currently, a serious injury) incurred or aggravated in the line of active duty on or after September 11, 2001, as an "eligible veteran" for purposes of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of eligible veterans. Requires the VA Secretary, as part of such program, to provide to each caregiver who is designated as the primary provider of personal care services for an eligible veteran, not less than annually, a multidimensional assessment to measure the burden and strain felt by such caregiver. Requires the Secretary's annual report on such program to include a description of the satisfaction experienced by caregivers and veterans with respect to such program.

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