Idaho Veterans Benefits- Don't Give Up on Qualifying for Aid & Attendance

The VA is a gigantic system with millions of veterans enrolled. There are several "divisions" within the VA, but of concern to most vets is non-service connected disability benefits, known as "aid and attendance." The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's article, "Elder Law: Veterans - Never Give...

Veterans Day 2015 - Memories of an Air Force Brat

Veterans Day 2015I’m a “brat”, and my dad was a “lifer”. I grew up in the Air Force. For most of you being called a brat would be an insult. For those of us raised in the military it is a term of endearment and even respect. Growing up “on base” is a very unique experience, one...

Idaho VA Planning - Reminder, Women Served Too!

Last month, two female officers made history as the first women to graduate from the (until very recently) all-male U.S. Army Ranger School. See the story here http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/08/17/first-two-women-expected-to-graduate-friday-army-ranger-school.html. While this is indeed...

Idaho Veterans Benefits - Aid & Attendance True Story

Mike (not his real name) finally decided he couldn’t stay at home any more. He toured some local assisted living communities and found one he really liked. His family was somewhat shocked – happy shocked – but tried to move quickly before he changed his mind. His monthly cost would be...

Idaho Elder Law - Little Known VA Long-Term-Care Benefit

Here's a frightening statistic from the just-released United States of Aging survey:  Only 3% of professionals supporting people 60 and older say they are very confident older Americans will be able to afford their health care costs as they age. The survey was conducted by the National...
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