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 »

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 »

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 »

How to Help Veterans Afford Your Care Facility

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2016
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As the population ages, the likelihood of senior care facilities becoming home to veterans will increase, especially in the decades to come when the post-9/11 age group begins considering their own future care. Many veterans will have injuries, disabilities, or other special needs that will require assistance in completing activities of daily living (ADLs), making Read More »

Who is Eligible for the Basic and Housebound Level of Veterans Pension Benefits?: Aid and Attendance FAQ

Posted in Uncategorized on April 7, 2016
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The Aid and Attendance pension benefit actually has three tiers to it. The Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit is the top tier, but there are two other benefit tiers that a veteran may be eligible for depending on their situation. Here is what you need to know about the Housebound and Basic levels of pension Read More »

Medicaid or Social Security and the Aid and Attendance Benefit: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in Uncategorized on March 17, 2016
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Medicaid or Social Security and the Aid and Attendance Benefit: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Can a veteran and/or spouse be receiving Medicaid or Social Security, or even both, and still receive the veterans Aid and Attendance pension benefit? The short answer is yes, but there are some details you need to know. Social Security A veteran or spouse, or both, can be receiving Social Security and still qualify for Read More »

What are considered assets? : Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in Uncategorized 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 Uncategorized 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 »

Help Military Veterans Today with our VeteranAid.org Postcards

Posted in Uncategorized on February 29, 2016
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Help us Spread Awareness of the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit; VeteranAid.org

Want to know an easy way to help our military veterans? Order some of our VeteranAid postcards to hand out to your clients at your business or organization today! VeteranAid.org is a website that was designed to inform veterans and their spouses of a little known pension benefit called Aid and Attendance (A&A). Every bit of Read More »