VA Disability and Alzheimers Disease

Care for Veterans with Alzheimer’s or dementia is provided throughout the full range of VA health care services. Depending on the Veteran’s needs, services may include Home Based Primary Care, Homemaker and Home Health Aide, Respite Care, Adult Day Health Care, outpatient clinic, inpatient hospital, Nursing Home, Palliative Care, or Hospice Care. Caregiver support is also an essential part of … Read More

Medical Evidence is Key

When it comes to a VA disability claim, medical evidence reigns supreme. From the rules, laws and regulations, every aspect of a VA disability claim is immersed in the need for medical evidence. The medical evidence is offered in the context of the legal frame work. For this reason, many veterans, service organizations and attorneys misunderstand the true import of … Read More

VA and Private Medical Care

Veterans have choices when it comes to their healthcare. Many assume that all veterans receive their care through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) hospitals and clinics, but less than half of the country’s approximately 22 million veterans receive VA healthcare. But eligibility, breadth of VA coverage, and copayment rates depend on a number of factors, including a veteran’s income, … Read More

Improvement in Educational Benefits for Veterans

President Trump signed into law in 2017 the Forever GI Bill. The law makes some changes to the ways that veterans can access education. Here are some examples of the positive changes for veterans. There’s no longer an expiration date. Any veteran who left the military after 1 January 2013 can access educational benefits. The Yellow Ribbon program, where schools … Read More

DIC…what is this about?

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Service-members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease. There are many requirements and complexities of DIC benefits, but many veterans’s surviving spouses can benefit from DIC benefits. To obtain such … Read More