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Upcoming VA Payment Dates

VA education, compensation, pension, and survivor’s benefits are paid on a monthly basis. Normally, benefits for a particular month are paid the first business day of the following month. When the first business day of the month falls on a non-business day or a holiday, VA benefits will be paid on the last business day…

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New VA Forms Needed Under New VA Regulations

One question we’re hearing lately is when should we expect new VA Pension forms required under the new VA Pension regulations released in October. This is a great question but one that no one seems to have an answer for. An acquaintance recently called the VA Philadelphia Pension Center and was told that they frankly…

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Independent Living Costs Under the New VA Regulations

As we initially feared and warned clients about in the new VA regulations, it appears that it is going to be more difficult to get the cost of independent living as Unreimbursed Medical Expenses (UMEs) to offset income. Step #2 on page 12 of VA Form 21P-534EZ specifically states that the facility must be staffed…

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It’s All About the Quality of the Journey

If you are a client or former client of ours, you probably already know that one of the main eligibility requirements for VA Pension is that you need the assistance of someone else to get through your day. For example, maybe you need someone to help you dress and undress because you can’t raise your…

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Blab Episode #4

Blab Show Episode #4 Is Here! . . . where attorneys Davis Nelson and John Watts answer live questions from real people about Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension benefits This episode:  Mistakes to Avoid in a VA Aid & Attendance Claim Click the image below to watch the latest episode (1:02:27) Each week, Atlanta attorney…

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Blab Show Episode #3

Blab Show Episode #3 Is Here! . . . where attorneys Davis Nelson and John Watts answer live questions from real people about Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension benefits This episode:  What happens AFTER you file a VA Pension claim Click the image below to watch the latest episode (57:38)   Each week, Atlanta attorney…

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How VA Makes Its Decision on Your Aid and Attendance Claim

[sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=”https://davisnelsonlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-02-22-VA-decisions.m4a”](07:30) Get a glimpse behind the curtain to see how VA goes about deciding your Aid and Attendance Pension claim. Learn why the vast majority of claims filed are denied outright or fail to earn applicants more than a small amount of benefits. And you’ll find out why you can’t rely on others to…

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Blab Show Episode #2

Blab Show Episode #2 Is Here! . . . where attorneys Davis Nelson and John Watts answer live questions from real people about Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension benefits Click the image below to watch the latest episode (58:01)         Each week, Atlanta attorney Davis Nelson and Birmingham attorney John Watts answer…

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Our New Blab Channel

Announcing My New BLAB Channel   My good friend, Alabama lawyer John Watts, and I have started a weekly show on BLAB where we answer audience questions about veterans’ benefits, elder law, long term care issues, estate planning and other consumer issues. We’re live every Friday afternoon at 3:00 PM Eastern Time (2:00 PM Central Time).…

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VA adds confusion to powers of attorney

Signatures, Signing VA Documents, and Powers of Attorney [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl=”https://davisnelsonlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/SigsPOAs.mp3″](05:20) The issue of signing VA forms and documents should be a straightforward process. But it’s not. Furthermore, the VA uses, and legal terms in quirky ways sometimes. A good example is the term “power of attorney.” Typically, the phrase “power of attorney” refers to the…

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