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The Social Security Administration recently announced its cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 2021.  This adjustment is important not only because many seniors depend on Social Security benefits as their primary source of income.  This adjustment is also applied to many of the other government programs that affect our clients’ lives. This year’s

In my post last week, I started to tell you about how tricky it can be when applying for Medicaid benefits while currently receiving VA Aid and Attendance benefits, a non service connected pension available to certain wartime veterans and their widowed spouses. While it is not taxable income for tax

                In last week’s post, I reviewed some major changes to the VA Aid and Attendance program.  The one that gets the most attention for obvious reasons is the imposition of a 3 year look back and penalty period.  This will restrict immediate access to the benefit for many veterans,