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Veterans Administration Aid And Attendance Benefits – Begley Report

INTRODUCTION “America’s veterans deserve the best health care and compensation system we can provide.”  (Anthony Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, News Release, February 3, 2003).  While there are several different commonly known types of VA benefits available to veterans or widow(er)s of veterans, most people are unaware of the benefits available to senior citizens who…

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PAYING FOR LONG-TERM CARE

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Financing Long-Term Care There are five ways to pay for long-term care: Private Pay. The patient or resident simply signs a monthly check. Long-Term Care Insurance. Long-term care insurance is the best way to pay for long-term care, but only about 8% of the American population has long-term care…

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Veteran’s Appeals

An applicant can appeal a VA decision if he or she was awarded only partial benefits or if the claim was denied. Levels of Appeal 1. Regional Office Appeal Once the regional VA office issues a determination, in the form of an award letter, the application can request reconsideration of the decision.  The claimant should…

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Veterans Benefits

Certain Veterans are entitled to a cash grant from the Federal Veterans Administration to assist in paying their cost of long-term care.  The principal program is called “Aid and Attendance.”  Veterans, widowed spouses, and dependent or disabled children of a Veteran may be eligible.  The rules are as follows: Veterans must have served at least…

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