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Category Archives: Veterans’ Affairs Planning

How technology is revolutionizing in-home care for veterans

How Technology is Changing In-Home Health Care for Veterans

By Andre O. McDonald |

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has become an unlikely and innovative pioneer in the quest to provide cost-effective, quality in-home care for veterans. Although the agency has long been mired in controversies surrounding its programs, particularly arbitrary caregiver dismissals, the home health services sector of the VA has long been touted as an… Read More »

Why Veterans Need a Professional Advocate On Their Side

3 Reasons Veterans Should Have a Professional Advocate

By Andre O. McDonald |

The number of stories of veterans’ benefits getting tied up in the system is not only sad, but startling. A quick internet search can lead to story after story of veterans who have struggled to receive the benefits that are owed to them. Robert DiCicco, a former United States Marine, spent his final years… Read More »

Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) Institutes New Eligibility Rules for VA Pension Plan

New Eligibility Rules for VA Pension

By Andre O. McDonald |

On October 18, 2018, new rules regarding eligibility for VA pension were implemented by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  The new rules are quite comprehensive; however, they also provide more opportunities for veteran and surviving spouses to qualify for these important benefits. 3 Major Changes to Eligibility Rules for VA Pension 1. Lookback… Read More »

Are you aware of all of the benefits available to wartime veterans and their families?

4 Types of Benefits Available to Wartime Veterans (That You Might Not Know About)

By Andre O. McDonald |

There are many benefits available to wartime veterans, surviving spouses, and children. First let’s discuss who qualifies as a wartime veteran. A wartime veteran is one who served active military duty during one of the eligible wartime periods. They include the Mexican Border Period, World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the… Read More »

What every veteran should know about veterans' benefits

Howard County Veterans Benefits Attorney

By Andre O. McDonald |

Veterans are an important class of our population and as such, it is important to know about the various benefits available to them.  Many of these veterans’ benefits are based on the type of service, the health of the veteran, or a combination of these factors. While the next several paragraphs will provide a… Read More »

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