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Checks for Vets by Joseph Scott McCarthy

A guidebook to help wartime service veterans and their surviving spouses receive VA pensions to pay for long-term care.

Contains samples of all the forms you need and tips for successfully filing a claim for an Aid and Attendance or Housebound pension.


How to Get the Money You Deserve

Over 1.5 million wartime service veterans and their surviving spouses are eligible for billions of dollars a year in the form of VA pensions to help pay for assisted living and home care. Many leave their share of the money unclaimed due to their lack of knowledge of this program. This all-in-one essential resource will help you discover how these pensions may provide over $23,000 per year of tax-free money to pay for long-term care that is normally paid for out of pocket.


“I found Joe’s book helpful and informative: I would endorse his book for anyone seeking to be smarter about veteran claims.”
—ALAN SMITH, MAJOR, USAF retired, Congressional Aide, and American Legion Commander

“Joe has produced a clear, readable guide that walks you through the process for obtaining Aid and Attendance benefits. Packed with practical tips, this guidebook is a welcome addition to the library of anyone who works with long-term care recipients and their families.”
—ANDREW G. SYKES, ESQ., Sykes Elder Law, LLC

“Veterans and their families often are overwhelmed by the volume of information they need to provide to get benefits. Joe has provided a step-by-step tutorial to guide folks through this process.”
—ANN MUTMANSKY, Director of Admissions, Lutheran SeniorLife Passavant Retirement Community

“Joe shows the real benefits available to our nation’s veterans … a must-read for every service member and veteran, as well as their families.”
—JEAN E. WAGNER, Community Relations Administrator, Passavant Hospital Foundation