Success Stories of the Aid and Attendance Application

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2015
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Success Stories of the Aid and Attendance Application from the VeteranAid Forums; VeteranAid.org

With Veteran's Day approaching, I wanted to share some of the recent success stories and messages of thanks we have received from the VeteranAid.org forums. These people, these veterans and their families, have recently been awarded the Aid and Attendance benefit or are currently sending in and waiting on their application to be approved by the Read More »

10 Easy, Cheap & Fun Things to Do with Your Grandkids

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2015
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10 Easy, Cheap & Fun Things to Do with Your Grandkids; VeteranAid.org

Visits with the grandkids are more fun when everyone puts down their handheld gadgets and spends time enjoying each other’s company. Here are 10 easy, low-cost or free ideas for making the most of your time together, whether your grandkids are young or nearly grown. 1. Get outdoors. A nature walk in a nearby park, a stroll Read More »

Why Veteran-Owned Businesses Are a Powerful Economic Force

Posted in Uncategorized on November 5, 2015
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Why Veteran-Owned Businesses are a Powerful Economic Force; VeteranAid.org

With Veteran’s Day approaching, it’s time to look at how much our veterans have done for our country. Their contributions include not only military service but economic development, too. In 2013, veterans owned roughly 9% of the country’s businesses and generated more than $1.2 trillion in sales. Among the 2.4 million veteran-owned businesses in the Read More »

What is the VA Medical Foster Home Program?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2015
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How to Become a Home Care Provider for Veterans For older veterans who can’t remain in their homes and who don’t want to move to a nursing home, there’s a growing alternative: medical foster homes. Since 1999, an increasing number of VA hospitals around the country have reached out to homeowners in their communities, seeking Read More »

Choosing an Assisted Living Facility - Things to Consider

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2015
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When you’re thinking of moving to an assisted living facility, there’s a lot to consider, and you may get a different opinion or recommendation from everyone you talk to. It may seem like there are a million things to think about, especially if you have grown children whose opinions differ from your own. To make Read More »

Proposed Veteran's Administration Regulation AO73 Update

Posted in Uncategorized on October 29, 2015
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The Proposed Rule AO73 ‐ Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions for Needs‐Based Benefits - could have a devastating effect on the Aid and Attendance benefit. The stated intention of the change is to implement a 3 year look back period to eliminate veterans transferring assets simply to qualify for the VA’s Basic Pension with Aid and Attendance.  This Read More »

The Best Hotel Discounts and Deals for Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on October 28, 2015
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Travel is one of the things many of us look forward to after retirement. If your travel plans include saving money, you’ll be glad to know that many big hotel chains offer special discounts for veterans and military retirees. To claim these deals, you can book them on your own or you can join a Read More »

What if the Veteran cannot Sign their Name on the Aid and Attendance Application?: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2015
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Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ; VeteranAid.org

VeteranAid.org was started with the intentions of making the application process for Aid and Attendance easier for all veterans and their families who are seeking help with obtaining this benefit. We are continuing that process by creating a FAQ series on the VeteranAid blog. So, what if a veteran cannot sign their name on the Read More »

Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home: What’s the Difference?

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2015
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So you’ve decided your loved one needs long-term care beyond what you can offer at home. That’s a difficult enough decision to make, but now you have to figure out which option is the best one for their needs. That just opens up a whole new bag of worms. Two of the main options you Read More »

Senior Driving: Signs Your Parent Should No Longer Take the Wheel

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2015
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Senior Driving: 4 Signs you should consider Taking the Keys Away; VeteranAid.org

  Watching a parent age is hard. It’s like the reverse of how they watched you grow up as a kid – instead of exciting milestones like first steps or words, you have difficult ones like the day you realize it’s time to take the keys away. Telling the parent you love – the one Read More »