To expand eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand benefits available to participants under such program, to enhance special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2014''.
SEC. 2. EXPANSION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN AND SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER FAMILY CAREGIVER PROGRAM OF DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.
(a) Family Caregiver Program.-- (1) Expansion of eligibility.--Subsection (a)(2)(B) of section 1720G of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking ``on or after September 11, 2001''. (2) Clarification of eligibility for illness.--Such subsection is further amended by inserting ``or illness'' after ``serious injury''. (3) Expansion of needed services in eligibility criteria.-- Subsection (a)(2)(C) of such section is amended-- (A) in clause (ii), by striking ``; or'' and inserting a semicolon; (B) by redesignating clause (iii) as clause (iv); and (C) by inserting after clause (ii) the following new clause (iii): ``(iii) a need for regular or extensive instruction or supervision in completing two or more instrumental activities of daily living; or''. (4) Expansion of services provided.--Subsection (a)(3)(A)(ii) of such section is amended-- (A) in subclause (IV), by striking ``; and'' and inserting a semicolon; (B) in subclause (V), by striking the...