The Aid And Attendance Net Worth Myth

Many myths and misinformation surround the Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance benefit. Due to the technical nature of the veteran application and surviving spouse application, and the sometimes opaque eligibility standards, submitting an application that results in an award letter can be difficult. The most prevalent myth surrounding Aid and Attendance benefits is […]

What Is A Fully Developed Claim?

Submitting a claim through the Fully Developed Claim program is the ideal way to submit an application for Aid and Attendance. A Fully Developed Claim will place your application on the fast track to a Department of Veterans Affairs decision. What Is A Fully Developed Claim? A Fully Developed Claim means the applicant has submitted […]

Aid And Attendance Irrevocable Trusts

I regularly speak with other attorney’s, financial planners, and families about the differences between VA Irrevocable Trusts and Medicaid Irrevocable Trusts. More and more, I’m finding that people misunderstand the crucial differences between Medicaid and VA law as it pertains to VA Irrevocable Trusts. Many professionals and their clients seem to think that any Irrevocable Trust is sufficient to qualify an applicant for […]

5 Tips On Applying For Aid And Attendance

Applying for Aid and Attendance benefits can be a complicated process. The VA doesn’t offer much guidance on the application process, and government forms are burdensome to begin with. The following tips on applying for aid and attendance aren’t designed to be exhaustive.  They are designed to help you avoid some of the common pitfalls […]

WARMS: The VA Employee Bible

On March 18, 2014 the Department of Veterans Affairs updated their Web Automated Reference Material System. The Web Automated Reference Material System, often referred to as WARMS, is considered the “bible” for VA employees. WARMS teaches VA employees how to dispose of issues including, but not limited to, Compensation and Pension.  The manual summarizes the […]