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New Study Reveals Medical Dangers of Isolation

[Originally published in the NAELA eBulletin] Those who are socially isolated are over 40% more likely to have a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, than those who were socially integrated, new research has shown.  The German study, presented May 23, 2020 at the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Virtual Congress, found…

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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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