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 Form: Which Should You Use?
The specific aid and attendance form you should to submit to the VA depends on which benefit you are applying for and where you are in the application process. Submitting the wrong aid and attendance form to the Department of Veterans Affairs can cause a request for more information letter or a denial letter. Even […]
VA Form 21-8049: Prelude To A Denial
VA Form 21-8049 is the form that the Department of Veterans Affairs requests when a claimant for aid and attendance pension has net worth issues. Net worth must be provided to the VA on the aid and attendance application. If the VA thinks that the applicant’s net worth might be excessive, a request for more […]
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 […]
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 […]
Standby Guardian — An Important Part Of A Pennsylvania Estate Plan
What Is A Standby Guardian? A standby guardian is not the same as a guardian that you appoint to care for your children in a Pennsylvania last will and testament. Your last will and testament only takes effect after your death. This includes the provision in your will that names a trusted family member or […]
Pennsylvania Last Will And Testament
This article is meant to provide the reader with basic information on a Pennsylvania last will and testament. While comprehensive, this article is not complete and is not a substitute for speaking with an attorney about your specific situation. A Pennsylvania last will and testament can provide many advantages. This article will touch on many […]
How To Avoid Pennsylvania Estate Recovery
If you’re researching how to avoid Pennsylvania Estate Recovery, there is a reasonable chance that either a loved one is in a skilled nursing facility or about to enter a skilled nursing facility. Many families want to know how to avoid Pennsylvania Estate Recovery because they want to protect assets and avoid the costly financial […]