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New DoD Policy and Compensation for Catastrophically Wounded Warriors

Sept. 6, 2011 | By kobylangley
The Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy recently issued a new policy to help our catastrophically wounded, ill, and injured Service members and the Department of Defense expects to pay over a million dollars to the eligible Service members.   The new special compensation for assistance with activities of daily living (SCAADL) was formalized into policy last week, and now the Military Services wounded warrior programs are currently implementing the policy and notifying potentially eligible Service members about the application process. [caption id="attachment_1862" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Lt. Ed Salu atop Mt. Rainer"]
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This special monthly compensation is for Service members who incur a permanent catastrophic injury or illness. The special compensation for caregiver support helps offset the loss of income by a primary caregiver who provides non-medical care, support, and assistance for the service member. Contact a member of your recovery team (to include the Primary Care Manager, Nurse Case Manager, Recovery Care Coordinator, Non-Medical Case Manager, or unit leadership) for the application form and guidance. The special compensation is paid to a Service member until he/she is separated from the service or until they no longer require assistance with activities of daily living.  The compensation is term limited, so be sure to contact your recovery care coordinator for more information. If Service member is transitioning, notify the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of impending transition to ensure application procedures for the VA’s monthly caregiver stipend are initiated prior to separation from service. Get your Fact Sheet HERE! DoD Caregiver Support . 

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