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All WWII Vets Now Eligible for V.A. Health Care
November 15, 2023

The Veterans Administration on November 10 announced that all World War II veterans are now eligible for V.A. health care, including inpatient and outpatient health services, without regard to their financial status, income, or disability rating. There are no monthly…

Military Veterans Take Flight April 15
March 25, 2023

Southeast Florida Honor Flights honors military veterans by escorting them on trips to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials that pay respect to their wartime efforts. The next Honor Flight is April 15, and everyone is welcome to participate in…

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…

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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,…

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Florida Amendment Would Pass Homestead Exemption to Widows of Some Veterans
September 25, 2020

Veterans and their families have access to several Florida tax exemptions for homestead property.  One more is on the ballot this November: Florida Amendment 6 –  Ad Valorem Tax Discount for Spouses of Certain Deceased Veterans Who Had Permanent, Combat-Related…

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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 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,…

Honor Flight October 13 to Include Vietnam Veterans
September 24, 2018

The last of the 2018 Southeast Florida Honor Flights takes off on October 13, 2018. The program began several years ago with the mission of escorting World War II and Korean War veterans, free of charge, to Washington. D.C. to…