Thursday, January 31, 2013

Respite Care Voucher Program

Virginians who care for a loved one with disabilities or chronic conditions can apply for up to a $400 reimbursement for respite care under a new voucher program administered by the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services. The application period began on January 29th and runs through July 31st or until funds run out. The Lifespan Respite Voucher Program can provide funds for costs of in-home care or care in a center, nursing home or assisted living facility to give caregivers a short-term break from caregiving duties.

Don't let the name of the agency administering this grant from the Federal government confuse you. This is not intended only for the care of elderly family members, but for children and young adults also. And, this program exists in other states, not just Virginia. Google Lifespan Respite Voucher and your state, and you can find information and forms for wherever you may live.

Check the rules, but if you qualify, apply as soon as possible. Funds for this program usually run out before the needs do.

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