Applying For Aid And Attendance: Do’s And Don’ts

Applying for Aid and Attendance benefits can be a confusing and time consuming process. The VA is actually improving their turn-around time on new claims but the red-tape still exists. This article should help you properly complete a claim for VA Aid and Attendance pension benefits. However, I first recommend making sure you qualify for […]

Aid And Attendance Qualifications

The aid and attendance qualifications are deceptively simple.  During my consultations with clients, I can list and explain the aid and attendance qualifications in a matter of minutes.  The families usually understand what makes a good candidate. But there are two main issues that confuse the aid and attendance qualifications for prospective applicants and families. […]

VA Form 21-686c — Status of Dependents

VA Form 21-686c is the Declaration of Status of Dependents Form.  Unlike many of the forms I write about, VA Form 21-686c is used for aid and attendance pension benefits and compensation benefits. The 686c is an important form.  Veterans receive more money from the Department of Veterans Affairs if they have dependents.  The more […]

Aid And Attendance Application: The Ultimate Guide

I’ve written many helpful articles on VA Aid and Attendance pension benefits.  The information provided in previous blog articles can certainly assist a person interested in learning about Department of Veterans Affairs pension benefits.  However, these articles are not all on one page and some are years old.  Therefore, I’ve decided to create the ultimate […]

Can You Revoke An Irrevocable Trust?

Advanced planning to avoid crippling long term care costs and Pennsylvania estate recovery is an attractive option for many Pennsylvania residents.  Planning ahead is usually preferable to the crisis planning that elder law attorney’s do to help clients preserve assets. But not everyone knows that options exist to eliminate some or most of the private […]

Pennsylvania Irrevocable Trust

A Pennsylvania Irrevocable Trust can come in many different shapes and sizes.  Depending on the creator’s goals and specific situation, a Pennsylvania Irrevocable Trust can be drafted in a variety of ways.  The specific language of the trust will depend on a variety of circumstances that are unique to the person creating the trust. This […]

Pennsylvania Medical Assistance: Can A Testamentary Trust Help You Qualify?

Thirty five percent of the population aged 65+ will eventually enter a nursing home.  This is fact.  There is a very real chance that you or a family member will someday require Pennsylvania medical assistance. Given the likelihood that someone you know will need a skilled nursing facility, how can you prepare?  Of course you […]

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