VA Form 10-10CG: How to apply for comprehensive assistance for the family caregivers program
Family caregivers take care of their family members who can’t live a normal life without support. Depending on the person’s disease or disability, family caregivers help them make appointments, perform personal hygiene, prepare tax forms and declarations, etc.
Usually, family caregivers don’t have special education and experience; they have to do everything intuitively. It’s a hard job that lasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. But for those who want to keep their loved ones in a domestic atmosphere and not in a hospital, it is the only solution.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs understands how important it is for former servicemen injured during military actions to stay with their friends and relatives in a home environment. The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers was created to provide additional support and benefits to the caregivers who take care for the veterans. Read below to learn how to apply for this program.
What is VA Form 10-10CG used for?
The VA Form 10-10CG is the US Department of Veterans Affairs Form, officially called the Application For Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Program. Veterans or servicemembers should file this form when applying for the VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. The VA will require the information given on this form to consider the applicant’s eligibility. By filing this form, a veteran may appoint one Primary Family Caregiver and up to two Secondary Family Caregivers. Each time it is necessary to appoint a new Caregiver, a new Form 10-10CG must be completed.
Is VA Form 10-10CG accompanied by any other documents?
If the applicant is not enrolled in the VA’s health care system or is currently undergoing a medical discharge, they should submit VA Form 10-10EZ, Application for Health Benefits, as a supporting document to the VA 10-10CG form. Enrolled Veterans may submit the Health Benefits Renewal Form (VA 10-10EZR) with their filled out VA Form 10-10CG to provide information updates.
If the form is not being completed by the applicant himself, it is mandatory that the Power of Attorney or equivalent Representation Documents be attached.
How long does it take to complete VA Form 10-10CG?
It should take about 15 minutes to complete the application including the time allotted for reading instructions, gathering the necessary facts and then filling out the form.
What information should be provided on VA Form 10-10CG?
- Personal details about the applying veteran or service member (full name, SSN, DOB, gender, place of last treatment, signature, date of completion).
- Information about the primary family caregiver (full name, SSN, DOB, gender, address, relationship to veteran, health insurance, signature).
- Information about the secondary family caregiver (the same details as for the primary caregiver).
Where do I send the filled out VA Form 10-10CG?
When fully filled out, the Application Form should be delivered to the following address: Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Health Eligibility Center
2957 Clairmont Road NE, Ste 200, Atlanta, GA 30329-1647, or it can be brought in person to the local VA Medical Center Caregiver Support Coordinator (CSC).