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Backlogged VA Claims & Appeals

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.

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VA Pensions: Are You or a Loved One Eligible?

VA Pension: Are You Eligible?

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.

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14 VA Aid and Attendance Benefit Myths Debunked

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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

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Coast Guard Veterans Benefits, Part 2

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

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Coast Guard Veterans Benefits, Part 1

Veterans of the U.S. Coast Guard who served full-time are eligible for Veterans Administration (VA) benefits including disability compensation, health care, pensions, home loans, life insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment for veterans with service-connected disabilities; and education, training and career counseling.

For most benefits, there is no minimum length of service required if the veteran enlisted prior to September 8, 1980. On or after September 8, 1980, the veteran must have served their full enlistment period or, if less, 24 months of continuous active duty. Read more

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