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Top 10 VeteranAid Blog Posts of 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2016
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It's hard to believe that the year is almost halfway over. The VeteranAid blog started in October of last year. Here are the top 10 most popular blog posts from 2015: 7 Outstanding Professional Athletes that Served in the Military The connection between excelling in the military and in the sports arena are obvious. Hard work, dedication, Read More »

7 Easy and Delicious Patriotic Desserts

Posted in Uncategorized on May 24, 2016
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Patriotic holidays are the perfect time to gather friends and family to celebrate our nation, our veterans, and our active duty service members. You’re sure to want something special for a dessert for your party, but don’t want to break the bank or spend hours on overly complicated treats. We’ve gathered 7 of the best Read More »

Armed Forces Day and Easy Ways to Celebrate

Posted in Uncategorized on May 20, 2016
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In 1949, the Department of Defense was officially established, renaming the “National Military Establishment” that had two years prior combined the Army, Navy, and Air Force into a single department. All three branches began reporting to the new, single Secretary of Defense, withdrawing individual cabinet-level representation and unifying the structure of the Armed Forces. In Read More »

Important Tax Deductions for Assisted Living

Posted in Uncategorized on May 19, 2016
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As your parents or other senior loved ones age, you are most likely playing a role in their care. And while some prepared seniors may have the funds to cover their care costs, many will end up needing financial assistance from family members. The good news is that some of these expenses may actually be Read More »

Cover Letter for the Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit Application

Posted in Uncategorized on May 17, 2016
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A cover letter for the veterans Aid and Attendance benefit, while not required with the full Aid and Attendance application, is recommended in order to keep documents organized and clearly state to the VA what it is you are seeking. - award of the A&A pension benefit. The cover letter example shown below was shared Read More »

Legal Guardianship and VA Benefits

Posted in Uncategorized on May 16, 2016
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If you are a caregiver for a veteran, you are most likely navigating a complicated world of rules, guidelines, and benefits. Not only are you establishing a new relationship with your loved one as his or her caregiver, you’re also creating a new daily routine, familiarizing yourself with a long list of prescriptions, and getting Read More »

No More File and Suspend: Social Security Changes in 2016

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2016
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If you’ve been crunching the numbers and looking ahead to your retirement, you’re most likely aware of the major changes to Social Security filing policies that have recently taken effect in 2016. Near the end of 2015, President Obama signed an emergency bill created by Congress to avoid a U.S. debt default, bail out Medicare Read More »

May is National Military Appreciation Month: 7 Ways to Celebrate

Posted in Uncategorized on May 11, 2016
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Who Started National Military Appreciation Month? The month of May contains more national observances in honor of the armed forces than any other month, and it makes perfect sense that it should be designated as “National Military Appreciation Month.” In 1999, Senator John McCain introduced legislation to make the designation official, and both the Senate Read More »

13 Military Quotes Every Veteran Will Appreciate

Posted in Uncategorized on May 10, 2016
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Quotes can be used to motivate, teach, warn, and memorialize. In the realm of warfare and battle, there have been many exceptional quotations recorded, shared, and retold. We’ve gathered 13 of our favorite military quotes, most of which are taken directly from the mouths of those who have seen war and been profoundly affected by Read More »

Public Service Recognition Week: Celebrating Those Who Serve

Posted in Uncategorized on May 9, 2016
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The first person to set foot on the moon. The creator of flame-retardant clothing. The inventor of an early tsunami detection system. Caregivers for veterans and wounded soldiers. Your mailman. What do they all have in common? They are all public servants. More than 3 million Americans are classified as “public servants,” non-uniformed employees of Read More »

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