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3.1. Veteran-Directed Care

Veteran Directed Care was formerly called Veterans-Directed Home and Community Based Services or VD-HCBS.  It gives veterans of all ages the opportunity to receive the Home and Community Based Services they need in a consumer-directed way. This program is for eligible veterans who need personal care services and help with activities of daily living.

Examples include help with bathing, dressing, or fixing meals.  Veteran-Directed Care can be used to help veterans continue to live at home or in their community.

Veterans not currently receiving VA medical benefits must first apply and be found eligible for this benefit.  

If Veteran-Directed Care seems right for you and to find out if it is available in your area; please speak to your VA social worker, visit the link below, or view the attached flyer for more information about this program and where it's available.  

NOTE: This VA program is only available in certain locations.



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