Veterans Benefits

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Legal Q&A: Gifting And VA Planning For Aid And Attendance

If you have not structured the gifts to create either no period of ineligibility or very minimal period of ineligibility, then you create a penalty for Medicaid you do your VA pension gifts.

07/11/2013

A visitor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is reflected on the surface of the wall in Washington, DC. The memorial honors US service members of the US armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/Southeast Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Legal Q&A: Countable Income For VA Aid & Attendance Benefits

The VA does not consider the Long-Term Care insurance payments as income.

07/11/2013

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Legal Q&A: Veterans Benefits For Assisted Living

The surviving spouse of a veteran who served at least 90 days of consecutive active duty service, at least one day of which was during wartime, may qualify for a non-service connected pension from the Veterans Administration.

07/11/2013

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Legal Q&A: The VA’s 3 Year Look-Back Period

On June 7, 2012, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing regarding the VA’s Aid and Attendance program. The purpose of the hearing was to examine the extent to which the spirit of the program is fulfilled…

07/08/2013

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