How does the Fiduciary Process work?: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in Uncategorized on February 11, 2016
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What are considered assets? :Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Question: How does the fiduciary process work for the Aid and Attendance veterans benefit? First and foremost, the fiduciary and applicant (the veteran and/or veteran's spouse) do not start the fiduciary process until the VA has ruled the applicant needs to appoint a fiduciary to manage the Aid and Attendance application. Even if the veteran is Read More »

American Veterans Aid Business Reviewed: Don't Let Them Take Advantage of You

Posted in Uncategorized 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 »

Resources and Support for Caregivers of Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on February 2, 2016
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Recent studies show that caregivers of veterans – while similar in many ways to those caring for the aging or someone with a chronic illness – actually face many additional challenges and experience a longer-term, more encompassing life-change when becoming a caregiver. For example: 30% of caregivers of veterans have been caring for a loved Read More »

How to Apply for the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit

Posted in Uncategorized on January 19, 2016
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How to Apply for Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit; VeteranAid.org

VeteranAid.org was created to be an educational and supportive website for veterans and families looking for the Aid and Attendance benefit. This infographic was recently created to share with veterans and their family members so awareness can be spread about this little known veterans pension benefit. Please share this image with your friends, family, on Read More »

Funding Your Veteran-Owned Business

Posted in Uncategorized on January 5, 2016
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How to Fund your Veteran-Owned Business; VeteranAid.org

If you are a veteran looking to leverage the leadership and discipline you learned in the service to create an outstanding business of your own, you’re not alone. There are more than 3 million veteran-owned businesses in the U.S., and 30% of all American business owners are veterans. It seems that the formula of armed Read More »

Travel Deals for Retired Military and Selected Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on December 16, 2015
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Travel Deals for Retired Military and Selected Veterans; VeteranAid.org

A lot of us dream of travel after retirement but most of us don’t follow through. A 2011 poll of retirees found that 2/3 traveled less or the same amount as they did before retirement, in part due to the cost involved. There are plenty of resources for frugal travelers, but there are a few Read More »

My application was denied. Should I appeal?: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2015
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Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ; VeteranAid.org

This is a question that comes up often in the VeteranAid forums. If you are filing an application for the Aid and Attendance benefit for yourself or your loved one and the award of the benefits is denied, it is an unfortunate situation to be presented with. Here is our best advice to navigate you through Read More »

Senior Benefits for Veterans’ Spouses

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2015
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Getting by can be hard as you age. You thought you’d set plenty away for retirement, but there are more expenses than you’d expected, and health care seems to eat up more of your budget every year. It can get pretty disheartening. If you’re struggling to cover all the costs of life as you age, Read More »

How to Afford Assisted Living

Posted in Uncategorized on December 4, 2015
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The costs of senior care can be staggering. But when you need it, you need it. A move to assisted living rarely feels optional. Most people would prefer to stay in their homes if given the option, but as the needs of a senior increase and the burden put on caregivers becomes unsustainable, you have Read More »

What You Should Know About DIC Benefits

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2015
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What you should know about the DIC Benefits; VeteranAid.org

The wide world of benefits available to veterans, their spouses, and their dependents is very complicated. Keeping track of what’s out there, what you might qualify for, and what you can actually expect to get in the instances where you do qualify is nearly impossible for the average military family.  In the hopes of helping Read More »