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Veterans Benefits

Monday, August 5, 2013

Alabama Man Charged with Receiving Benefits Based on Fraudulent VA Pension Application

From the andalusia star news

Local man accused of stealing from VA

Published August 3, 2013


Governmental benefit programs based on an applicant's income and/or assets depend on honest disclosure by applicants in order to determine eligibility and benefit levels.  Whether or not the defendant in this story is guilty, the story is a reminder of what not to do.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Helping veterans and their spouses pay for long-term care

There are currently more than 25 million veterans alive in the United States and more than 9 million surviving spouses of veterans currently living in the United States.

Many of these veterans and surviving spouses are receiving long term care or will need some type of long term care in the near future, and there are funds available from the Veterans Administration ("VA") to help pay for that care. Unfortunately, many of those who are eligible have no idea that any type of benefits exist for them or that an attorney can help them become eligible.

There are three types of benefits available that provide a monthly cash payment to veterans who have long term health care needs. Read the Maine Center for Elder Law newsletter to learn about what benefits are available and who qualifies.

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