06 Apr '15, 12pm

Department of Veterans Affairs' proposal could cut aid for vets - Veterans - Stripes

J. Miles Cary/Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel via The Associated Press Related Changes, errors in benefits can leave veterans in bind Once called the best-kept secret of veterans benefits, “aid and attendance” has become an important resource for older vets needing long-term care or help with dressing themselves or other daily functions. Some have been stunned, however, when the VA has ordered them to repay thousands in “overpaid” aid and attendance benefits or benefits approved in error. Bill targets ‘pension poachers,’ but some worry it doesn’t go far enough Lawmakers hope to make it harder for “pension poachers” to hide the assets of elderly veterans, but some advocates worry that the proposed fix may end up hurting the vets it is designed to protect. VA details new rules for program that compensates family caregivers Advocates for wounded troops are hailing major chang...

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