Category Archives: Veterans Affairs
Ten Lesser-Known Military Benefits You Need to Know
The US Department of Veterans, through Tricare and the GI Bill, offers numerous basic health care and education benefits to veterans. Even with these programs that help veterans and their families, other little-known services can improve their lives and ease the financial burden of medical care and other expenses. Check your veteran status to… Read More »
When Do We Need an Elder Law Attorney?
Kiplinger’s article “When Elder Care Requires Legal Advice” explains that this is when a lot of panicked calls are made to elder law attorneys. These attorneys specialize in planning for the legal complications that can arise in old age. However, seldom do people think to consult one preemptively to avoid making that panicked phone… Read More »
Veterans Benefits Planning is More Important than Ever
The COVID-19 virus is not going away as many had hoped. And studies have shown it is deadlier for those over the age of 65. Individuals living in senior living communities, such as independent living, assisted living, memory care, and nursing homes have the highest risk of becoming infected and possibly dying from the… Read More »
VA Aid & Attendance: An Overview
It is a challenge to keep up with US Military benefits as they are always changing, and many veterans miss out on what can be life-changing aid. Many wartime veterans receive a disability pension due to injury. But did you know that wartime veterans age 65 or more may qualify for a VA Pension… Read More »
How Veterans Benefits Can Help Pay for Senior Care
If you are 65 or older and served in the military during wartime or are the spouse of a wartime veteran, you might qualify for veterans’ benefits, like Aid & Attendance, a pension and housebound care. More than 30 percent of seniors might be eligible for these valuable programs from the Veterans Administration (VA),… Read More »
What Types of Senior Care is Available for Veterans?
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers some funding programs that can help offset the cost of some types of senior care. U.S. News & World Report’s recent article, “Veteran Benefits for Assisted Living, ” explains that many senior living companies try to help many veterans maximize their benefits, which in some cases can… Read More »
What Bills Has Congress Introduced to Help Veterans?
radio.com’s article “Congress introduces bills to increase veteran benefits, refund home loan fees, help women veterans, ” lists all of the legislation that’s been introduced in Congress aimed at helping veterans. Cost of living adjustment (COLA). Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans… Read More »
Government Programs That Can Pay for Some Caregiver Services
If you have a loved one who needs caregiver services, you might be looking for ways to help the person pay for the care. Your state might offer assistance with more services, or might not cover some of the items in this article, but here is a general overview of government programs that can… Read More »
Should Military Veterans Pay for Benefit Assistance?
The Tribune-Review’s article, “Veterans don’t need to pay for help to apply for benefits in Pa, ” explains that the issue of military veterans being charged when applying for benefits is a common problem in Pennsylvania. There are about 800, 000 veterans in the Keystone State. The article warns that there are still some… Read More »
What If Your Executor Doesn’t Want to Serve?
When you’ve finally come to determine who you trust enough to serve as your executor, you’ll need to take the next step. It involves having a conversation with the person about what you are asking them to do. You’ll need to ask if they are willing, says the Pocono Record in the article “Don’t… Read More »