The short answer is no. While the Veteran is living the claim is technically his and based on his health. However there is a very narrow sort of exception that can help a lot of families. If the Veteran is over 65 he is considered “disabled” by definition and he might qualify...Read more
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I got a lot of phone calls about long term care planning after an article on Medicaid planning I ran a month or so ago. There were common areas of concern from spouses, parents and children caring for loved ones about the nature and range of financial planning options for long term care so here...Read more
1. Buy enough life insurance. A parent is irreplaceable. However, someone will have to fill in. It may be siblings or other relatives. In all likelihood, that family will have to pay for at least some services the parent or parents had provided when able. If the estate is not large enough for this purpose,...Read more
Several years ago she remarried. Is she entitled to any pension assistance now that she needs assisted living? The pension eligibility criteria for surviving spouses include the following: (1) Can be any age, whereas a veteran applying must be 65 years or older or 100% disabled; (2) Must have been married to the veteran for at least one...Read more
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