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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.
Veterans Can Receive VA-Covered In-Home Care
Home care services are part of the VA’s standard healthcare benefits package. Learn how veterans and their caregivers can obtain the homemaker and home health aide services they are entitled to.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using Medicaid and VA Pension for Nursing Home Costs
Veterans can use a special VA benefit in conjunction with Medicaid to pay for nursing home costs and still have some funds leftover for personal care and their community spouse.
Proposed Changes to Aid & Attendance Affect Caregiver Wages
VA Aid & Attendance benefit, including information on caregiver reimbursement and the transfer of annuities and trusts.
Veterans Aid & Attendance Gets New Eligibility Rules
Proposed changes that will impact veterans and their caregivers on the rules for Aid & Attendance pension eligibility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veterans Benefits for Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides many benefits to vets and their spouses. Veterans and their spouses with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia may be eligible to receive certain benefits.
Caregivers Can Refill VA-issued Prescriptions Online
My Health Vet is an online web-based service for personal health records and prescriptions refills – some great vet assistance tools for veterans and their caregivers.
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