|Title:||Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers: IT System Development Challenges Affect Expansion|
|VA Office:||Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
|Report Author:||Office of Audits and Evaluations
VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers provides benefits such as monthly stipends to approved caregivers of eligible veterans. The VA MISSION Act of 2018 expanded eligibility for the program from veterans injured on or after 9/11 to include veterans injured in any conflict. The prerequisites to expansion include an information technology (IT) system that fully supports the program. The OIG assessed VA’s efforts to implement this IT system and compliance with schedule and system performance requirements, as well as the development costs.