Backlogged claims and appeals have been a long-standing problem for the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), the branch of the VA that provides financial and other forms of assistance to veterans, their spouses and dependents.Read more
“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” -Arthur Ashe
Today, November 11, 2019, is Veterans Day, a legal U.S. holiday that honors men and women who have served in the military.Read more
The Veteran’s Administration provides many different types of benefits to U.S. veterans and their spouses. Some of the more commonly known benefits include health care and disability compensation. If you are a veteran over the age of 65, or the spouse of a veteran, you may also qualify for tax-free pensions to supplement your income or help pay for long-term care.Read more
Aid and Attendance is a special Veterans Administration pension for wartime vets and their spouses (current or surviving) who need help with some of the activities of daily living. It is a tax-free benefit that can significantly reduce the cost of long-term care, either at home or in a care facility. Read more
If you are the surviving spouse of a Vietnam veteran and need help with daily living activities like bathing and dressing, you may be eligible for a special Veterans Administration (VA) benefit called Aid and Attendance. The benefit pays up to $1,209 per month ($14,507 per year), tax free, for home or facility care.