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Program distinctions between Social Security Disability “SSDI” and Veterans Disability Compensation “VDC”

Distinctions between the SSDI and VDC programs make it possible for even a 100% disabled veteran to be denied SSDI coverage. VDC does not require total impairment before benefits can be awarded, nor does VDC require a claimant to be unable to work unless the claimant receives IU compensation. The average monthly VDC payment of $2,673 is more than twice that of the average $1,064 payment received by SSDI beneficiaries. Veterans who receive compensation under both programs, are not subject to any offset of one benefit against the other (CRS Order Code R41289, June 17, 2010). For more in to…

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Young children in military families are about 10 percent more likely to see a doctor for a mental difficulty when a parent is deployed than when the parent is home,

Senior Life Care Planning works with seniors and their families as advocates for their quality of life, whether at home, assisted living facility or nursing home.

Go. O’Malley introduces program, which provides veterans and their families with unique opportunities to enjoy the rich natural habitats of Maryland

The program has set 35 fall fishing trips for veterans and members of the armed services.

What is the VA procedure of a DRO and a BVA?

Briefly, a DRO is at the local VARO office and can be requested by a claimant at any time.  This senior adjudicator and can overturn the original's adjudicator's decision and approve the claim.  If he denies the claim, he must send a statement of the case which gives the claimant the reasons for the denial. From the time that a DRO denies the claim, the claimant has only 60 days to file his formal appeal with the BVA, using form VA9. The Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) is part of the VA and is in Washington.  Its judges review claims that were…

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There are a number of financial organizations that abuse seniors and those who refer to them, if they knew or should have known that the senior (or disabled) was likely to be financially abused.

There are a number of financial organizations that abuse seniors and those who refer to them, if they knew or should have known that the senior (or disabled) was likely to be financially abused. For statutes related to annuity and financial abuse see (www.riesslaw.com).  On this website, you will find the statutes and California case law. Combine that with information you can find on the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform website and that of the State Bar AND the Attorney General’s website. 

Free Canes for Veterans

A national program, “Hugo Salutes Our Veterans,” will provide at no charge 36,000 state-of-the-art Hugo Folding Canes to any U.S. Military Veteran in need of mobility assistance.

What are the co-payments for Veterans (PART 2)?

If you don't fit into one of those catagories,as indicated in What ar the co-payments for Veterans (Part 1), the VA will ask you to provide your household income and net worth from the previous year. If your income is below certain thresholds, you will not have to make a copayment. Click here to view the thresholds for income. In addition, you must not have more than $80,000 in property. Those whose income exceeds the threshold or who refuse to submit to the means test may have to make a copayment. Unlike Medicaid, there is no penalty for transferring assets…

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What are the co-payments for Veterans (PART 1)?

There are no costs for certain veterans and low-income veterans. The following veterans are eligible to receive cost-free health care benefits automatically: A service-connected veteran receiving VA compensation benefits A veteran seeking care for a specific service-connected disability Former POWs Purple Heart Medal recipients A veteran with conditions related to exposure to herbicides during the Vietnam-era, ionizing radiation during atmospheric testing, ionizing radiation during the occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki A veteran who sustained a service-related condition while serving in the Gulf War, in combat in a war after the Gulf War, or during a period of hostility after November…

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What is covered under VA health care?

The standard benefits package includes: Preventative care services, outpatient diagnostic and treatment services (including mental health and substance abuse treatment), inpatient diagnostic and treatment services, prescriptions, and long-term care (including nursing home care for some veterans). Long-term care. The VA offers a number of long-term care options through its health plan. All enrolled veterans are eligible for the following services: Geriatric evaluationprovides either an inpatient or outpatient evaluation of a veteran's ability to care for him or herself. Adult day health carea therapeutic day care program that provides medical and rehabilitation services to veterans Respite careprovides either inpatient or outpatient…

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Who is eligible for VA Health Care?

To receive care, most veterans must be enrolled in the VA health system. Eligibility for the health system depends on a number of factors, including the nature of your discharge from military service, your length of service, whether you have service-connected disabilities, your income level, and available VA resources, among others. To be eligible, you must not have been dishonorably discharged from the military. Your length of service may also be important. Former enlisted persons who started active duty before September 8, 1980, and former officers who first entered active duty before October 17, 1981, do not have a length-of-service…

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