Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Veterans Taking Honor Flight On November 5
October 29, 2022

On Saturday, November 5, Southeast Florida Honor Flights is escorting a group of veterans to Washington, D.C. to tour the memorials that commemorate their service: the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the…

Beware Pension Poachers Prowling For Veterans
May 15, 2022

V.A. Aid and Attendance benefits can help elderly and disabled veterans and their widows/widowers pay for the cost of in-home care, assisted living, or nursing home care. Certain income and asset criteria must be met in order to qualify. This…

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Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits Can Help Pay For Long-Term Care
January 17, 2022

Veterans Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance can help elderly and disabled veterans and their surviving spouses pay for at-home care, nursing care, and assisted living care. While a service-connected disability is not a prerequisite for benefits, applicants must have…

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Southeast Florida Veterans Honor Flights Resume!
October 28, 2021

Veterans are celebrities at The Karp Law Firm. We assist elderly and disabled veterans to access V.A. Aid & Attendance benefits, a little-known program that can help them and their families shoulder the enormous cost of long-term care. So naturally,…

Florida Long-Term Care Costs Increase
Florida Long-Term Care Costs Increase
February 13, 2021

The cost of long term care in all forms continues to increase, to no one’s surprise. The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey was just released, revealing continuing cost increases in Florida as well as nationally. Costs in 2020 of…

Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits Increase 12/1/2020
December 27, 2020

Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits can help certain elderly and disabled veterans with the cost of long-term care, whether that care is provided at home, in a nursing home, or in an assisted living arrangement. Veterans must require assistance with…

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V.A. Disability Agent Orange Benefits Considered for Vets With Parkinsons, Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism
August 20, 2020

Some Vietnam Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange may be getting a step closer to collecting the benefits they have been seeking for decades. On July 22, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed the “The Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans…

Blue Water Vets Still Waiting For Benefits
September 22, 2019

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act became law  on June 25, 2019, making Blue Water veterans eligible for disability benefits related to Agent Orange exposure. For decades, veterans who served off the coast of Vietnam argued that, like those who served…

Blue Water Vietnam Veterans Again Denied Agent Orange Benefits
Blue Water Vietnam Veterans Again Denied Agent Orange Benefits
December 25, 2018

Vietnam veterans who served in “blue waters” off the coast of Vietnam have for years pressured the federal government to provide them with the same benefits other Vietnam veterans receive as a result of exposure to Agent Orange. The Agent…

A Veteran With a Sky-High Mission!
October 18, 2018

All our clients have interesting life stories. Many of them are veterans. With Veterans Day around the corner, I want to share the fascinating story of one of our many clients who served with dignity and dedication. With her permission,…