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 »

7 Steps for Moving into Assisted Living

Posted in Uncategorized on October 12, 2015
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7 Steps for Moving into Assisted Living; www.VeteranAid.org

Moving is never fun. Veterans and their families may be more used to it than most, but that doesn’t meant the move to an assisted living facility will be easy.  When the time comes to make that move, you want to do everything you can to make the transition as easy and successful as possible. Read More »

Signs Your Loved One May Have Alzheimer’s

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2015
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10 Signs your Loved One May have Alzheimer's; www.VeteranAid.org)

Alzheimer’s is one of the biggest difficulties affecting our seniors today. An estimated 44 million seniors currently have Alzheimer’s, although most cases aren’t yet diagnosed. Recent studies suggest that veterans who experience traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder are at an even higher risk than the rest of the population of contracting Alzheimer’s It Read More »

Nursing Home Care: A VA Benefit Many Veterans are Unaware Of

Posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2015
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Written By: Claire Simmons The members of the Armed Forces depend on the benefits provided by the Veterans Administration. There's one important benefit, however, which is often overlooked. This is the Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension benefit. Also known as the A&A, this benefit can be used to help pay for: Nursing home Read More »

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