Category Archives: Veterans Benefits

Don’t make the mistake of applying for benefits without the advice of an Elder Law Attorney accredited by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Four Pillars Law firm is proud to help our Wartime Veterans and their Surviving Spouses receive the maximum VA benefits they have earned through their service to our country.

Disabled Military Child Protection Act

The Disabled Military Child Protection Act has been introduced by Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) (S.1076) and Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) (H.R.4329) in an effort to provide for the payment of monthly annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan to a supplemental … Continue reading

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VA Pulls the Cord on UMEs in Senior or Independent Living Facilities

A new fast letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs clarifies what qualifies as unreimbursed medical expenses (UMEs) that may be deducted from income for pension purposes. Continue reading

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Thank you to all who have served our country. Happy Veterans Day!

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Cost of Long Term Care Survey 2012

For the ninth consecutive year, Genworth surveyed long term care service providers throughout the nation to analyze the current cost of long term care services. In doing so, Genworth recognized several emerging trends: 1)      The cost of long term care … Continue reading

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Ramifications of Marriage after Age 60

Thinking about marrying later in life? Don’t allow your heart to make all of the decisions without at least bringing some thought to the idea.  After all, such a decision can greatly affect a multitude of earlier decisions concerning: estate … Continue reading

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How to Prepare When Elderly Parents Move In With Adult Children

More and more parents are moving in with their adult children, and the trend probably won’t reverse anytime soon. As nursing home costs continue to rise, children and their parents are finding that living together is a better arrangement, both … Continue reading

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To all who have served… Thank You.

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Long Distance Caregiving Tips

It’s difficult enough trying to care for an aging loved one at home or near you, but the difficulties rise substantially when you are long distance from your loved one.  You most likely are not able to check in with … Continue reading

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In Honor of Our Veterans

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Today, our Nation comes together to honor our veterans and commemorate the legacy of profound service and sacrifice they have upheld in pursuit of a more perfect Union. Through … Continue reading

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De-Institutionalizing Skilled Nursing Facilities

I would have to bet, if you ask anyone in the community what they think of when they think of a skilled nursing facility, one of the descriptive words would include “institutional.”  Well, the skilled nursing facilities seem to have … Continue reading

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