VA MISSION Act of 2018 – Update

2020-12-18T16:19:18-06:00July 16th, 2019|

Health care just got better for our Veterans. They’ve served our country well and they deserve the best care possible. The MISSION ACT of 2018 was designed to deliver a better system. VA MISSION ACT 101 Care for Veterans has been around in some form since the founding of our nation. The Veterans Administration as [...]

2018 Changes – VA Pension With Aid and Attendance Program

2020-12-18T16:20:51-06:00October 18th, 2018|

BIG NEWS! EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 18, 2018 *Now updated as of 12/01/2018 On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 the VA released new regulations applicable to the VA pension benefit, also known as “improved pension,” or “aid and attendance.” The regulation takes effect October 18, 2018. The regulations provide new rules regarding how much net worth a VA [...]

VA Benefits You Can’t Pass Up

2020-03-19T20:43:19-05:00October 19th, 2016|

Sarah helped her dad work with me to complete his estate planning documents. The three of us then took a moment to see if there was anything else we could do to help Isaac better enjoy his retirement years. As it turns out, he was in line for some important VA benefits Knowing he was [...]

5 Ways You Can Help a Veteran

2020-03-19T19:38:31-05:00August 1st, 2015|

Our veterans make huge sacrifices to protect American lives, but often find themselves struggling to receive the benefits they deserve under the law. While the system sometimes seems to work against veterans, help is available, if only veterans were made aware of how to access this assistance. That’s why we’re presenting this information. If you [...]

VA Benefits – Long Term Care Improving In 2013

2018-11-26T04:36:19-06:00January 15th, 2013|

VA benefits are getting better. One of the best kept secrets in long term care planning is the Veterans Pension with Aid and Attendance program. Aid and Attendance is a benefit available to veterans, their spouses, widows or widowers. Of all the VA benefits, this offers the highest level available and is designed to help [...]

Veterans Benefits for Long Term Care

2020-03-17T19:04:55-05:00November 23rd, 2011|

  NOTE: We posted this information in November of 2011. AS OF NOVEMBER 2018, THE UPDATED RULES ARE AVAILABLE HERE “ATTENTION VETERANS: Qualifying Veterans May Receive Up to $23,396* per year to help pay for Home Care, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Adult Day Services, etc.” said an advertisement in a recent addition of the local [...]

How do I avoid paying everything I own to the nursing home?

2018-12-26T21:12:26-06:00November 22nd, 2011|

How do I avoid paying everything I own to the nursing home is a question I am asked by many of my clients either as they begin the process of looking at long term care options, or as a family member begins looking at the long term care process.  While each client’s situation is different, the [...]

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