Category Archives: Veterans Administration

If a veteran is well can the spouse get Aid and Attendance benefits to help with home or assisted living care?

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 for the base pension...
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My mother was the widow of a veteran for many years and raised us children alone.

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...
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Important News for Vietnam Veterans with Parkinson’s, B cell leukemias, and ischemic heart disease

On October 13, 2009, Veteran’s Affairs Secretary Shinseki established service connection for Vietnam veterans with three conditions; Parkinson’s, B cell leukemias, and ischemic heart disease. This is major news for our Vietnam Veterans who suffer with any of these diseases. It is also major news for the surviving spouses of Vietnam veterans who died of...
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