Veterans' Benefits

Medicaid, Medicare, and Aid and Attendance – What’s the Difference?

Medicaid, Medicare, and Aid and Attendance – What’s the Difference? One of the issues that I come across in my practice is that there is great confusion as to the difference between Medicare, Medicaid and Aid and Attendance when it comes to elder care planning. Although each of them are government programs that assist covering… Read more »

Eligibility for Veterans Pensions – The Basics

Eligibility for Veterans Pensions – The Basics The Department of Veterans Administration provides supplemental income through the Veterans Pension and Survivors benefit programs. There are essentially three types of pensions: Basic, Housebound, and Aid and Attendance. The Veterans Pension provides for supplementary income for low-income wartime Veterans. The Housebound Pension provides for an increase to… Read more »

Medicaid Planning: The Basics – How Much Can I Keep and Still Qualify?

Medicaid Planning: The Basics – How Much Can I Keep and Still Qualify? As an attorney who aids clients and their families with such issues, I study Medicaid’s many and confusing rules and regulations. In order to qualify for Medicaid, you are generally only allowed to keep $2,000 of “countable” assets ($3,000 if a husband and… Read more »