When Can you Expect Your VA Benefits?

The Veterans Benefits Administration recently sent a reminder about when recipients can expect to … [Read more...]

Court Approves Class for Lawsuit About Medicare Observation Status

Last month, in the case of Alexander v. Price, 3:11-CV-1703 (MPS), the US District Court in … [Read more...]

VA Acknowledges Presumption of Illness from Camp Lejeune Water Exposure

In the early 1980s, chemicals that are used in dry cleaning and metal  degreasing, along with … [Read more...]

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Reconfirms Guidelines for Skilled Care

In a previous post, I have described the 2014 settlement in the case of  Jimmo v. Sebelius, in which … [Read more...]

Comments to VA’s Proposed Rule Change are due on March 24

Th VA Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance supplement is an important part of the puzzle when … [Read more...]

Knowing Your Medicare Rights

My new client was distraught.  His wife had been hospitalized, and then moved to a skilled nursing … [Read more...]

Helping your Loved Ones with Their Social Security Benefits

Family members who have been appointed as the agent of their loved one's Power of Attorney are often … [Read more...]

Medicare Premiums and Deductibles for 2014

Medicare has published the premiums, deductibles and co-pays for 2015. The part B premium (the … [Read more...]

The VA Fiduciary Program

In the course of qualifying for the VA Aid and Attendance Improved Pension, many of my elderly … [Read more...]

Increased Income Allowance for Holocaust Survivor Pension

On August 15, 2013, I published a post describing benefits available to certain categories of … [Read more...]

Disabled Veterans Can Get Faster Decisions on Social Security Disability Benefits, Too

Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, recently unveiled a … [Read more...]

Social Security Administration Announces 25 New “Compassionate Allowances” Conditions

While Social Security Disability Benefits can make all the difference in maintaining a family's … [Read more...]

Veterans Information Service Warns Against “Pension Poachers”

The Veterans Information Service (www.vetsinfoservice.com) publishes an excellent annual guide … [Read more...]

Important Numbers for Medicare and Medicaid in 2014

As a result of the Cost of Living Increase for Social Security and other federal benefits, several … [Read more...]