Top Benefits Veterans Might Not Be Aware of in 2023

Q. Veterans Day is tomorrow. Our military Veterans have served our country, fought for freedom, and they deserve our utmost respect. My father is a Vietnam Veteran, and he and my mother (and me) are unaware of what benefits might … [Read more...]

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AARP’s Health Benefits Navigator: A New Tool for Veterans and Caregivers

Dear Oakley,My father is a veteran and I am his caregiver. All of the benefit options seem really confusing.  Is there an easy place to review and obtain all the available healthcare benefits without all the confusion and … [Read more...]

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Which Veteran’s Benefits are Expanding and Increasing in 2021?

Chris, a 75-year-old Vietnam veteran, is planning on moving to Northern Virginia to reside with his son and his family. He is eager to remain at his son's home for as long as possible, but is concerned he won’t be able to manage … [Read more...]

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VA Caregiver Support Program Expansion Begins: What it Means for Veterans and Caregivers

Q. I am a caregiver for my father, a U.S. Navy veteran. He and I recently celebrated Veteran’s Day and my understanding is that it is National Family Caregiver’s Month all through November. In light of these two important … [Read more...]

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Military Families Feeling Financially Stretched by Elder Care

Captain David Steere’s father was a Class of 1931 Naval Academy Graduate. At the end of his life, he was living in assisted care and having trouble making ends meet. David is now retired from the Navy himself, and is concerned … [Read more...]

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Veteran Caregivers and Spouses: Benefit Clarification

Q. My 76-year old father, Larry, served during the Vietnam War, and suffers from Parkinson’s Disease and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). My mother, Anne, is his caregiver. They live on Social Security checks and his … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: What Veterans Aid and Attendance Will and Won’t Cover

Dear Commander Bun Bun,My grandfather is a veteran who may be eligible for Veterans Aid and Attendance. What does it cover and what is not covered by it?Thanks for your help!Aidan Atendans----Dear Aidan,The … [Read more...]

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Veterans DON’T Delay (3-Year Look-Back is Imminent)

Photo from discoveryvillages.com.The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) helps veterans and their families by providing supplemental tax-free income through the VA Special Pension with the Aid and Attendance benefit. The Aid … [Read more...]

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Lending a Paw for Veterans

Robert Soliz, a 31-year-old former Army Specialist, participates in Paws for Purple Hearts. (Joseph Matthews, Veterans Affairs Photo)After being married for just six weeks, Mark, a U.S.Army veteran who was stationed in Iraq, … [Read more...]

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Caregiving for a Veteran: Programs Mentioned at WHCOA

Dear Commander Bun Bun,In Mr. Farr’s recent article on the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA), he talked a lot about caregiving, but didn’t mention anything about veterans, in particular. Can you elaborate on anything … [Read more...]

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