An image of a veteran and his wife walking through a military cemetery by Joseph Sohm /

Right now there’s a major oversight in the programs available through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Their family caregiver program only covers members of the Armed Forces or veterans who are seriously injured or became ill on active duty after September 11, 2001.

That leaves a lot of veterans without the support they need. But a bill was introduced to Congress this summer designed to change that. If passed, services currently provided to families of post-9/11 veterans will be extended to veterans who served before 9/11.

The Care for All Veterans Act is sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth Esty. Please call or write to your representatives to encourage them to support our veterans and their families — and all caregivers — by passing bill H.R.2894.

Image: Joseph Sohm /

Written by Michelle Daly

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