Critter Corner: Are Military Retirees and Disabled Veterans Getting a Raise Next Year?

Dear Oakley, I heard a rumor that military retirees and disabled veterans are getting a hefty raise next year. Is this true? Thanks for your help. Mo Money --- Dear Mo, According to the Defense Department, there are … [Read more...]

Veterans with PTSD Could Qualify for Service Dogs at No Cost through the PAWS Act

Q. My husband, Kyle, is a veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He often experiences upsetting memories, feels on edge, and has a lot of trouble sleeping. At times, it’s even difficult for him to do normal daily activities, … [Read more...]

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...]

Critter Corner: Veterans Can Connect with Their Families Through Free Portals

Dear Angel, I am a disabled Air Force veteran, and my husband and I live in Northern Virginia. We have mostly stayed in the house due to the pandemic and miss seeing family. I am pretty technologically savvy and we’d love to … [Read more...]

Helping Veterans with PTSD During COVID-19

Q. I’m a new caregiver for my father, Ted. Since I began a few months ago, most of my caregiving has been at a distance, due to the coronavirus. Dad has Post-traumatic Stress Disorder from his time in the Vietnam War. What can I … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Resources for Veterans (and others) with PTSD During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Hayek, My father is a veteran with PTSD who is being cared for at home by my mother. I know the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been easy on them, having to stay at home all time and not being able to see their grandchildren in … [Read more...]

After 40 Years, “Widows Tax” is Finally Eliminated

Q. My friend, Kim, lost her husband Brian in a helicopter crash in Iraq 15 years ago while he was serving our country. After he died, she was told that she would have to forfeit benefits that her husband had paid into for years, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New VA Training Effort Launched for Providers and Caregivers of Veterans

Dear Ernie and Jannette, I am a caregiver for my husband, an army veteran named Steve. He gets regular treatment for a mild traumatic brain injury and for persistent migraines. He has countless appointments through our local … [Read more...]

Open Enrollment 2020: How Veterans Can Best Maximize Their Benefits

Dear Rune, I am a veteran who wants to add Medicare Advantage benefits during open enrollment this year. I have a few questions about my veterans benefits and Medicare plans, and I'm hoping you can help. First, can Medicare … [Read more...]

Can You Suppress the Onset of Dementia by Treating Apathy?

After many moves and achieving the rank of colonel in the Air Force, Ken had big plans for retirement. His already full bucket list was getting even longer, as he thought of new things he wanted to do with his wife. As an avid … [Read more...]