Veteran-Directed Care

The Veteran-Directed Care (VDC) program offers Veterans and their caregivers better choice and control over the long-term services and supports that help Veterans live at home and remain part of their community.

Veterans enrolled in VDC can decide for themselves what mix of goods and services best meet their needs. This includes the ability to hire, schedule and supervise their workers while managing them as an employer.

The VDC program (previously Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services) was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living in 2008. It is currently offered at many of the VA Medical Centers across the country.

All Veterans, regardless of age, who are enrolled in the VA health care system and meet the clinical need for the service, are eligible to participate in VDC if it is offered at a local VA Medical Center.