What are considered assets? : Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in FAQ on March 15, 2016
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What are considered assets? :Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

In order to qualify financially for the veteran's Aid and Attendance pension benefit, a veteran or surviving spouse (or the both of them) need to have assets less than roughly $80,000 to their name(s). Note that the $80,000 figure is a rough estimate and there can be instances when this value is higher. Because there Read More »

How to find a Veteran's Discharge Papers: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in FAQ, Veterans News on March 2, 2016
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What are considered assets? :Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

One very important piece of information that is key to a complete Aid and Attendance benefit application are the discharge papers (DD-214) for a veteran. Even if it is the spouse of a veteran applying for the benefit, the discharge papers are a necessity. So where do you find discharge papers? The best place to Read More »

American Veterans Aid Business: Don't fall into this Scam

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors, Veterans News on February 8, 2016
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American Veteran Aid Business: Don't Fall into Scam; VeteranAid.org

Have you heard of “pension poachers” trying to take advantage of our nation’s veterans? This news segment that aired about VeteranAid.org explains a bit more about them: (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/consumer/on-your-side/2015/11/11/veterans-claim-they-paid-hundreds-to-get-free-benefit/75594220/).  Veterans and their families are being taken advantage of by companies like financial planners and elder law attorneys trying to illegally charge veterans.   VeteranAid.org stands by Read More »

Proposed Veteran's Administration Regulation AO73 Update

Posted in Veterans News on October 29, 2015
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VA Proposed Rule AO73; VeteranAid.org

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 »

Signs Your Loved One May Have Alzheimer’s

Posted in Tips for Caregivers and Seniors 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 »