Top 10 VeteranAid Blog Posts of 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2016
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It's hard to believe that the year is almost halfway over. The VeteranAid blog started in October of last year. Here are the top 10 most popular blog posts from 2015: 7 Outstanding Professional Athletes that Served in the Military The connection between excelling in the military and in the sports arena are obvious. Hard work, dedication, Read More »

Important Tax Deductions for Assisted Living

Posted in Uncategorized on May 19, 2016
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As your parents or other senior loved ones age, you are most likely playing a role in their care. And while some prepared seniors may have the funds to cover their care costs, many will end up needing financial assistance from family members. The good news is that some of these expenses may actually be Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Assisted Living vs. Memory Care: Understanding the Difference

Posted in Uncategorized on April 26, 2016
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As you or your loved one prepares for the future, it’s important to understand long-term care options. Veterans often face unique physical and mental health challenges, and, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, recent studies show that veterans diagnosed with PTSD have double the risk of developing dementia than other veterans. Exploring the range of services 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 »

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