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VA Aid and Attendance

VA Aid and Attendance

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Are you a veteran who is 65 or older or are you the surviving spouse of a veteran and have not remarried?  If so, are you no longer able to perform normal tasks such as eating on your own, dressing or bathing?  Are you suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia and no longer able to care …

Are the Aid and Attendance Rules Changing?

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At AlerStallings, our office has been buzzing the last few weeks about a proposed rule change by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (the “VA”). The VA wants to impose a look-back period for applications for its Aid and Attendance pension, much like the Medicaid look-back already in place. The move is meant to leapfrog Congress, …

Disabled Veterans

New “Look-Back” Policy Could Penalize Veterans

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A new government policy is currently pending that could deny benefits to veterans who apply for the Aid & Attendance Pension.

Living Trust

What is a Revocable Living Trust?

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Attorney Greg Aler provides a comprehensive explanation of what a Revocable Living Trust is and what it does.

Why Estate Planning is NOT DIY

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Attorney Ben Worsowicz explains why estate planning is not just another Do-It-Yourself project and what can happen if you treat it that way.

Setting Up a Living Will

I Have a Confession to Make

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Guest blogger Jamie Menges of PDS Planning discusses the pros and cons of hiring a certified financial planner such as himself.

Last will and testament

Do I Need More than a Simple Will?

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Most Ohioans don’t have a simple will, let alone a comprehensive estate plan.  What does having a simple will do? A will controls the distribution of your assets at your passing, allowing you to leave your assets to whomever you choose.  In addition, a will names an executor who manages the assets until they are distributed to your beneficiaries. …

Who Packs Your Parachute?

Who Packs Your Parachute?

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Guest blogger Michael Schoedinger shares his insight on individual purpose as he answers the question of “Who Packs Your Parachute?”

Quick Question: How often should you look at your estate plan?

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By Tim Stallings:

A great answer to a common question:

How often should I look at my plan? We found this helpful information on revising your estate plan.

Attorneys Offer Free Consultations to Seniors at Dublin Senior Citizens Day

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AlerStallings took part in the Senior Citizens Day event yesterday at the Dublin Recreational Center.  Marketing Coordinator Nelly Sell and attorney Geoff Kunkler were in attendance at the event to talk with seniors and answer questions about Estate Planning and Elder Law.

The event, which was hosted by the Dublin Community Senior Citizens group, featured …

Tough Mudders of AlerStallings, LLC

Tough Mudders of AlerStallings, LLC

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Perhaps the most challenging, and certainly the muddiest event that team AlerStallings has ever been through took place last Saturday when the world-renowned race, Tough Mudder, hosted their first ever event in the state of Ohio.

The site of the race was Mansfield Lahm Airport, where the hosts of the event rolled out a …

Can My Spouse Receive Any of My Veterans Benefits During Or After My Lifetime?

Can My Spouse Receive Any of My Veterans Benefits During Or After My Lifetime?

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The spouse of a veteran can apply for help through the VA, but it is not through the Aid & Attendance program. Many people forget or are unaware that the Aid & Attendance benefit is actually made up of two components.

Timing is Everything for Veterans Needing Help with their Care

Timing is Everything for Veterans Needing Help with their Care

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You have probably heard the saying that timing is everything. When it comes to receiving the VA Aid and Attendance Benefits, dates of service are very important. What’s also important, and often overlooked, is the timing of when to submit a VA Application. Submitting your VA application at the wrong time can result in a denial of your claim.