Veterans Benefits Articles

  • Applying for Veterans Benefits: 5 Tips for Caregivers and Spouses

    Veterans and their family members can use these pointers to minimize confusion and possibly expedite the process of applying for VA Benefits.

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  • VA Pension Provides Veterans with Supplemental Income

    Learn how a tax-free monetary benefit from the VA can help financially needy veterans make ends meet.

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  • VA Benefits for Veterans and Their Caregivers

    U.S. veterans and their families are entitled to many government programs and benefits in exchange for their service to our country.

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  • VA Aid & Attendance Pension Helps Veterans Cover the Costs of Long-Term Care

    A tax-free monetary benefit from the VA can help low-income veterans who require the aid and attendance of another person pay for care services in their own homes and in residential settings like assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

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  • Take the Guesswork out of Funeral Arrangements

    Frank discussions about final arrangements are wise to have at any age. Use these strategies to broach the subject and develop comprehensive funeral plans for yourself and your aging loved ones.

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  • Veterans Aid & Attendance Gets New Eligibility Rules

    The Department of Veterans Affairs gave notice that it will be changing the rules for Aid & Attendance pension eligibility. This will impact benefits for veterans and for you as the caregiver.

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  • How to Pay for In-Home Care

    Use this guide to explore all your options, such as insurance coverage, benefits and out-of-pocket sources, that can be used to pay for home care.

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  • How Can I Get Paid for Being a Family Caregiver?

    Programs and assistance vary widely by state and individual circumstances, but some financial help may be available for family caregivers who are looking to offset the costs of providing care for an elderly loved one.

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  • 10 Government Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About

    Federal, state and local governments offer many programs, services and benefits for seniors and their caregivers, but few people know these resources exist or how to access them. This is your go-to guide for getting assistance.

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  • Veterans’ Surviving Spouses May Be Entitled to VA Pension

    Many spouses incorrectly assume that there is no longer any VA assistance available to them after their veteran spouse passes away. Fortunately, a benefit called the survivors pension provides additional income to surviving spouses and their children.

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  • Funeral Pre-Planning for Veterans

    The VA Burial Benefits program helps veterans and their families to engage in more extensive funeral pre-planning, which better ensures veterans’ wishes are fulfilled and eases the burden on surviving loved ones.

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  • Testing the VA's Inpatient Care Services

    Charlie has been having some more health issues lately, which landed him in the hospital. We still aren't sure what's wrong, but the VA medical team has been proactive and thorough with administering tests and potential treatments.

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  • The Home-Based VA Care Program

    Charlie recently fell ill, but we had a difficult time determining what was wrong. Our team from the Home-Based VA Care Program was punctual, determined, and considerate throughout the entire process, and for that I am grateful.

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  • Help is Available for Veterans through the VA

    After one stint of my husband refusing to bathe for six weeks, I finally admitted to myself and his VA doctor that I needed some help at home. This is our incredible experience with the VA’s home-based care programs.

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  • A VA Hospital to Be Proud Of

    Not all VA hospitals are created equal, but we are fortunate enough to live within 15 minutes of a top-notch facility.

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  • 10 Important Facts About VA Burial Benefits

    U.S. veterans are entitled to burial benefits that can help their surviving family members defray funeral costs. Learn how the VA can help give veterans the memorial services they deserve.

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  • Veterans Can Receive Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Benefits

    Veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are eligible for mental health benefits at no charge. In some cases, monetary benefits are provided, depending on the severity of the illness.

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  • Veterans and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Emotional Scars of War

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) plagues over a quarter of veterans after they return from war. This can create a difficult living environment and challenges when the veteran nears the end of their life.

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  • VA Medical Foster Homes Help Keep Elderly Vets Out of Nursing Homes

    As an alternative to a nursing home, this VA program matches ex-military personnel with people in their community who have decided to open their personal homes and act as caregivers.

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  • Can a Former Spouse Still Receive Benefits After Divorcing a Veteran?

    Members of the military and their families are entitled to many different medical and monetary benefits in exchange for their service, but divorce can have a serious impact on a former spouse’s eligibility for these programs.

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