Does the VA Prioritize Mental Health Care?

Supporting and appreciating our nation’s Veterans is vital. This month, in addition to being Military Appreciation Month, is also Mental Health Awareness Month, and today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day (their biggest … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Is There a Check-in Service Specifically for Veterans?

Dear Kiwi and Mango,Recently, Mr. Farr wrote an article about a check-in service for seniors to combat loneliness and keep those who are aging in place safe. I was wondering if there are any similar programs specifically for … [Read more...]

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Special Client Alert: Recent Ruling Affects Veteran Clients and Their Families 

Today we are issuing this Special Client Alert based on a recent Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) Decision (the “Decision”) about irrevocable trusts and qualifying for Veterans Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefits. If you are a … [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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Mission Accomplished or Mission Impossible: Is the MISSION Act Really Benefitting Veterans?

Q. As a veteran, my father used to have to wait weeks to see a VA doctor, and that doctor was more than 35 minutes away. I heard about the MISSION Act, where he will have access to community care and can find a doctor who is … [Read more...]

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Are VA Nursing Homes Free for Veterans?

Q. My father is a Vietnam Veteran who will almost certainly need nursing home care in the future. Will the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing home system take care of him for free? Are VA nursing homes as good as private … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Veteran’s Benefits for Spouses

Dear Hayek, Welcome to the Critter Corner team! I'm hoping you can help answer my question about veteran's benefits. My wife was a veteran before she passed away last year. I miss her dearly and am just getting around … [Read more...]

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Veterans Benefits for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Q. I read that Veterans who experienced brain trauma in the course of their service are at a 60% higher risk for developing dementia, while those who have experienced PTSD are twice as likely.My father is a Vietnam Veteran who … [Read more...]

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Yikes! Our Top 10 Scariest Articles of 2018

Believe it or not, in Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Special Needs Planning, there are some news stories that sound more like the scary plots of horror movies than real life. The topics can be so horrifying that suddenly, you … [Read more...]

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