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Why Some Veterans Do Not Receive Disability Benefits

With the growing population of US military veterans --currently about 19 million-- there is an expansion of health, education, home loan, and other veteran benefits. VA disability payments are one of the most common entitlements veterans overlook yet are often…

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Long-Term Care and Veterans’ Benefits

Can veteran Department of Veterans Affairs benefits be used to help cover the costs of long-term care for veterans? The answer is, as with most governmental things, complicated. A much-underused pension benefit known as Aid and Attendance can provide some…

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Top 3 Reasons All Veterans Need an Attorney

It is a sad reality that many veterans’ benefits get tied up in the system and never get paid out. A quick internet search can lead to story after story of veterans who have struggled to receive the benefits that…

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How Important Is VA Planning?

Studies have shown the COVID-19 virus is very deadly to those over the age of 65 and it is not going away any time soon. Individuals living in senior living communities, such as independent living, assisted living, memory care, and…

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A VA Benefits Overview for Aging Veterans

The US Census Bureau reports that more than 18.2 million veterans live in the United States, and 38 percent of them are 65 or older. Additionally, the Census Bureau reports that more than 9 million veterans receive services from the…

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VA Nursing Home Rating System Under Review

Ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana), along with Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren (both Democrats from Massachusetts) are requesting a formal review by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) of the rating…

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Innovation at the V.A.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has become an unlikely and innovative pioneer in the quest to provide cost-effective, quality in-home care for veterans. Although the agency has long been mired in controversies surrounding its programs, particularly arbitrary caregiver dismissals,…

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