military caregiver

The role of Caregiver—the spouse, parent or family member who cares for and supports a wounded, ill or injured service member—is an important one. And we understand that behind every wounded service member is a wounded family.

You may suddenly become a caregiver if your service member is injured, or you may gradually become a caregiver if your service member's health is deteriorating due to illness.

Caregivers need support, too.

This section provides an overview of some of the benefits and resources available to help you care for your wounded, ill or injured service member. Download the Caregiver Resource Directory for more comprehensive information.

DoD Caregiver Benefit

In 2010, the U.S. Congress passed legislation entitled Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL). A Department of Defense (DoD) program, the SCAADL provides a special monthly stipend for service members who have a permanent catastrophic injury or illness. To determine if you are eligible, learn more about this new benefit, and how to apply, go to or email

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Until military families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope you will continue to contribute to their wellbeing.

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