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Benefit Programs for Caregivers of Wounded Veterans

Department of Veterans Affairs offers help for the caregivers of injured soldiers

Inside E Street's Lark McCarthy talks with L. Tammy Duckworth, a severely wounded Iraq War veteran who was a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs assistant secretary at the time of the interview.

See also: Family caregiving – Picking Up the Pieces

Duckworth encourages caregivers to apply for their benefits as soon as possible. If you are eligible, the benefits are paid starting the day your application is accepted.

For more information on how to apply for caregiver benefits, visit www.Caregiver.va.gov or call 1-877-222-VETS (8387)

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