Jan 30, 2013
Virginia Lifespan Respite Program
A new program to support caregivers of people with disabilities and special needs has been launched in Virginia! The Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program provides reimbursement vouchers to home-based caregivers for the cost of temporary, short-term respite care.
Caregivers of adults and children who reside in the same household as the person receiving care are eligible to apply. This is a temporary program - voucher funding is limited to a total of $400 per family. All funds must be expended by July 31, 2013.
How To Apply:
Respite funds must be requested by the primary caregiver who resides full time in the same household. Funds may not be used to reimburse household expenses or daycare; funds must be used to reimburse an individual respite care provider (such as a family member) or an organization that provides respite. Due to limited funds, not all eligible applications will be approved.
The application can be downloaded from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) website: www.vadars.org/services.htm.
The forms are available in word or PDF form (the PDF version allows you to fill in the document on your computer & print off for signature).
- Here is the link to get started: http://www.vadars.org/services.htm
- Look for: Respite Services
- Scroll down for the overview on how to apply, the application and additional caregiver resources.
Again, this is a temporary program and funds are limited. Please apply as soon as possible. You will receive a response within 30 day of submitting your application.
Questions on the application process can be directed to Kristie Chamberlain, 804/662-7154 or 1800/552-5019; Kristie.firstname.lastname@example.org. An application packet can also be mailed if access to the internet and a printer is not an option
*The Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program is funded through a federal grant awarded to the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) from the federal Department of