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 »

5 Services That Make Life Easier for a Veteran

Posted in Uncategorized on May 4, 2016
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As a member of the armed forces, you served your country with honor and sacrificed much of your own personal freedom to protect others. Now that you’re retired, injured, or both, you may wonder if society has forgotten that sacrifice. The good news is that there are numerous companies and organizations out there that want Read More »

The Veterans Cafe Podcast Interview

Posted in Uncategorized on May 3, 2016
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VeteranAid.org was delighted to have the opportunity to have an interview on The Veterans Cafe Podcast. Wes and Tracy are the founders of The Veterans Cafe and we connected with them shortly after publishing this blog post about the best veterans' podcasts. Wes and Tracy are both U.S. veterans. Debbie Burak had a wonderful time Read More »

Celebrating Military Spouse Day

Posted in Uncategorized on May 2, 2016
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Anyone who has been in the military will tell you, it’s more than just a job that you work at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., come home, and forget about it over the weekend. Military service can affect where you live, what you do with the majority of your day, and even whether or not Read More »

Looking Ahead: How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2016
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As you begin planning ahead for the years to come for you or a senior loved one, it’s vital to understand and realistically plan for the costs of aging. And if you or your loved one has served in the U.S. armed forces, you’ll be happy to learn that you are most likely eligible for Read More »

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