End-Of-Life Care For Veterans

A recent article in the Tribune Newspapers discusses an extensive effort that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is making to improve end-of-life care for veterans. The VA has recently completed a new training curriculum called the Education on Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Veterans Project...

PTSD Ruling Returns Benefits to Thousands of Vets

The Defense Department issued a memo mandating that service members diagnosed with PTSD receive a 50% rating when they retire. A 50% rating guarantees lifetime TRICARE medical coverage and tax-free retirement payments. While the ruling has helped hundreds of veterans over the past four years, more than...

V.A. tightens UME regulations for Pension, Pension with Aid and Attendance

The V.A. has tightened restrictions on the room and board a veteran may deduct from income when applying for Pension, and Pension with Aid & Attendance benefits. These are benefits available to disabled veterans 65 and older who have served during certain wartime periods, and who fall below certain...