Caregivers Assistance Thinkstock Share: Caregivers Assistance The Operational Stress Injury Resource for Caregivers offers assistance to families and friends who are at different stages in their journey of supporting a loved one with an Operational Stress Injury. The Canadian Armed Forces Caregiver Assistance Benefit may be available to ill and injured members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Those who suffered permanent catastrophic impairment, temporary catastrophic impairment, or a non-catastrophic impairment in Afghanistan, and have a dependent child living with them, can request reimbursement for child care payments or other caregiver expenses through their Integrated Support Centre. The Caregiver Assistance benefit is not payable if the caregiver is a member of the Special Force, Regular Force, or Reserve Force on Class B or Class C Reserve Service, who is in receipt of pay and allowances. To determine eligibility and parameters, or to initiate a request for reimbursement, please contact your local Integrated Personnel Support Centre.