Reasons Veterans Miss Out on Veteran Disability Benefits

         More than 18 million American military veterans live in the United States today. To address the needs of this population, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) has expanded health, education, home loan, and other veteran benefits over the years. V.A. disability payments are one of the most common entitlements veterans overlook. However, they […]

What Are Veteran’s Death Benefits?

         Although death benefits are available to veterans, as well as their families and veterans who did not engage in combat, less than half of those who are eligible for death benefits use them, according to the American Association of Retired People. Available veteran’s death benefits may include burial in a national cemetery, compensation for expenses, or […]

How Will the Public Health Emergency’s End Affect Veterans?

         Per an announcement from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the federal Public Health Emergency created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic ended in May 2023. With the end of this Public Health Emergency (PHE) comes several policy shifts that may specifically impact U.S. military veterans. The Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 […]

Key Elder Law Numbers for 2023: Annual Roundup

For quick reference, please find below the figures for 2023 that are frequently used in elder law practice that are of interest to our clients. Medicaid Spousal Impoverishment Figures for 2023 Medicaid Home Equity Limits Access CMS’s complete chart of the 2023 SSI and Spousal Impoverishment Standards. Income Cap The income cap (in applicable states) […]