July 30, 2019


As we have discussed in previous newsletters, one of the best kept secrets of the Department of Veterans Affairs is the veteran’s pension for a non-service connected disability.  This benefit – a pension program – does not require a wartime injury.  It is...

October 26, 2018

Over three and a half years ago on January 23, 2015, the Veterans Administration (VA) proposed significant rule changes regarding eligibility  requirements for the Aid and Attendance pension.  Since that time, we have been waiting (and waiting) for the VA to release it...

October 5, 2018

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) recently released new rules regarding eligibility for the VA pension benefit.  These new rules will go into effect on October 18, 2018 and will significantly change common strategies used for qualifying for benefits.  The new rule...

November 16, 2017

I’m often asked if I specialize in elder law.  Not only do I answer “yes”, I typically try to explain the reason for my answer.  While there are many attorneys who claim to be elder law attorneys, certainly not all specialize in it.  I believe an attorney who claims to...

October 19, 2010

What is Elder Law?

More than 20 years ago, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) began.  Its primary purpose was to improve the quality of legal services provided to seniors and individuals with special needs.  Since that time, NAELA has grown to over 4,00...

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