My father died in 1986. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer as he was a heavy smoker starting in his military years just over 18 years old. Ironically, the chemotherapy and radiation treatments he underwent worked and his cancer was in remission. Read more
Posts from the ‘Aid & Attendance’ Category
Veterans of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) were often exposed to occupational hazards that could cause serious health issues. These health risks were similar to hazards encountered by U.S. Navy personnel, such as noise and vibration (guns, equipment and machinery), and exposure to asbestos, industrial solvents, paint, lead, radiation and PCBs. Read more
Disability compensation is provided to veterans with disabilities, diseases and injuries that resulted from (or were aggregated by) active military service. The VA also provides health care to veterans with active military service who received an other than dishonorable discharge. Read more
The Veterans Administration (VA) provides many different types of benefits to U.S. Navy veterans, including disability compensation, health (medical) care, pensions and educational programs. Some benefits are also available for dependents and spouses. Eligibility requirements can vary depending on the benefit. Factors that may be considered when determining eligibility for a particular benefit include the veteran’s length of service, where and when the veteran served and the type of discharge the veteran received. Read more
Of the 16 million military personnel who served during WWII, 70% (11.2 million) were members of the U.S. Army.
Most WWII U.S. Army veterans are eligible for VA benefits including a special long-term care pension called Aid & Attendance.
To qualify for Aid & Attendance, a WWII veteran must have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during the WWII war period of December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946. If the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947, is considered WWII service. Read more