S.2216 - TEAM Veteran Caregivers Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 07/23/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Meetings:||08/05/20 3:00PM|
|Latest Action:||12/31/2020 Became Public Law No: 116-278. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: S.2216 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate (09/15/2020)
Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for Veteran Caregivers Act or the TEAM Veteran Caregivers Act
The bill revises the administration of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) caregiver programs. Specifically, the bill requires the VA to formally recognize caregivers of veterans by identifying any caregiver in the electronic health record of the veteran. Such caregivers covered by the bill include those approved as a provider of personal care services under the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers and those participating in the Program of General Caregiver Support Services.
The bill requires the VA to use standardized letters to notify veterans, their caregivers, and applicants for the program regarding decisions affecting the furnishing of assistance under the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.
The bill also authorizes the VA to temporarily extend benefits under the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers, including the monthly personal caregiver stipend, after determining that a veteran is no longer clinically eligible for the program.