Book: How to Apply for Department Of Veterans Affairs Benefits for Senior Veterans and Their Survivors

Book Reviews from Past Editions


"This is the most comprehensive organized, and practical material I have experienced regarding VA benefits "
- Candace, Ohio | March 2016

" The book and form materials will be very helpful in my practice."
- Bambee, North Carolina | 2016

"Very informative - especially touching on the broad range of VA services and putting A&A in its proper perspective. Other programs have emphasized A&A and glossed over SC claims."
- Timothy, Ohio | 2015

"Recommended for any professional to equip themselves with all the information needed to assist persons with VA claims."
- Roy | 2015

New Book - 2016 Edition | Author, Thomas Day

How to Apply for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits for Recent and Senior Veterans and Their Survivors

How to Apply for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits for Recent and Senior Veterans and Their Survivors$79.00 | 2016 Edition | 432 pgs & Data Disc | Table of Contents

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*Book is currently in printing and will ship by June 13, 2016

We are proud to announce publication of our new 2016 edition of our "How to Apply" book. It is a welcome and needed resource for veterans of any age, their families, and for those who assist veterans.

This book provides current information on VA Rules and detailed instructions on how to submit "Fully Developed Claims," to VA's new Intake Center, for 25 different types benefits. Most importantly, this "How to Apply" Book provides step-by-step instructions to make successful claims for:

  • Pension and Death Pension with Aid and Attendance or Housebound Allowances,
  • Disability Compensation and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC),
  • Disability Compensation, SMC, and DIC with Aid and Attendance or Housebound Allowances,
  • Enrolling in Veterans Health Care
  • Applying for a State Veterans Home
  • Home Improvement Grants (HISA)
  • Burial and Accrued Benefits for Survivors

DiscClaim Support Data Disc included!
Disc - Intake Center Mailing Information, 240 + VA forms, Rates, Detailed Checklists (with instructions for each type of claim), and an addendum on VA's Proposed Rule Changes for Pension.

 




This new book contains well-proven strategies for successful application for senior veterans' benefits.  Over 400 pages of valuable information and instruction are devoted to:

  • a new process called "FDC" for faster and better decisions on claim applications
  • a proven and highly successful claim process for aid and attendance pension applications
  • complete instructions and forms for over 25 different types of disability claims
  • successful completion of necessary application forms found on the Claim Support Data Disk including forms especially designed by the SVSA
  • additional income from little-used aid and attendance or housebound allowances with compensation and DIC
  • applications for veterans health care, state veterans nursing homes and burial benefits

This publication addresses benefits that are generally applicable to senior veterans and their survivors to include:

  • Hundreds of pages of instruction, references and citations to provide the proper background and understanding for veterans benefits for seniors
  • Application for Pension – a non-service-connected disability benefit commonly known as “aid and attendance”
  • Application for Disability Compensation and SMC – service-connected disability benefits for veterans who incurred injuries or illnesses while in the service
  • Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) – a death benefit for survivors of veterans who died on active duty or as a result of service-connected disability or as a result of improper treatment from VA healthcare or rehabilitation services.
  • Undiscovered and generally little-known additional money from aid and attendance and housebound allowances for DIC, Compensation and certain SMC benefits
  • Application for state veterans benefits including state veterans nursing homes
  • Application for veterans health care
  • Application for burial benefits
  • Instructions on appealing an unfavorable decision for benefits from VA
  • Lists of state VA regional offices and state veterans nursing homes
  • Additional information on Individual Unemployability, PTSD and Agent Orange
  • Claim Support Data Disk – included with the book – contains hundreds of forms, medical examination worksheets and medical questionnaires for all types of applications with instructions for their use
  • Step-by-step checklists for each claim to include 30 different types of claims

This book also incorporates the new “fully developed claim” process (FDC) that generally results in faster decisions and a higher percentage of favorable decisions from your VA Regional Office.  Strategies and procedures include:

  • Education, checklists and FDC forms and procedures for 3 different type of pension claims with aid and attendance
  • Education, master checklist procedures and FDC forms for 6 different types of DIC claims
  • Education, master checklist procedures and FDC forms for 17 different types of claims for compensation or SMC

Here are the types of claims for benefits covered in this publication:

  • Application for Aid and Attendance Pension – Unhealthy Veteran Application
  • Application for Aid and Attendance Pension – Healthy Veteran with Unhealthy Spouse Application
  • Application for Aid and Attendance Pension – Single Surviving Spouse Application
  • Submitting Application for an Informal Claim
  • Applications for Aid and Attendance or Housebound Allowances for Spouses or Surviving Spouses for Existing Awards of Compensation, SMC or DIC
  • Application for Aid and Attendance or Housebound Allowances for Veterans Totally Disabled and Currently on Compensation or Expecting to Apply for Total Disability Either through a Rating Increase or through Individual Unemployability
  • DIC Application for the Automatic Benefit
  • DIC Application for a Veteran Who Was on Claim for Compensation but Fails the Test for the Automatic Benefit
  • DIC Application for a Veteran Who Never Made a Claim for Compensation but Whose Death Could Be Presumed Service-Connected
  • DIC Application for a Veteran who Never Made a Claim and Whose Survivor Must Prove Service Connection
  • DIC Application for a Veteran’s Death that Could Be the Result of a Section 1151 Claim That Has Not yet Been Filed
  • DIC Application to include a Surviving Spouse Who Needs Aid and Attendance or Is Housebound
  • Reconsidering or Reopening a Claim for A & A, Compensation or DIC
  • Specific Chronic Conditions Presumed Service-Connected with a Time Limit
  • Prisoner of War – Chronic Conditions, Service-Connected with No Time Limit
  • Ionizing Radiation – Chronic Conditions Presumed Service-Connected
  • Agent Orange – Chronic Conditions, Service-Connected with No Time Limit
  • Disability Caused by Illness, Combat or Other Injury Incurred in the Service
  • Secondary Service Connection or Aggravation of an Existing Condition
  • Exposure to Hazards, Chemicals and Harmful Environmental Conditions
  • PTSD – Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss with Tinnitus
  • PTIU – Permanent and Total Disability Due to Individual Unemployability
  • Gulf War Disorders – Service Connection Is Presumed with a Time Limit
  • Request for Reevaluation or Change for an Existing Benefit
  • Section 1151 Claim
  • Tropical Diseases – Service Connection Is Presumed with a Time Limit
  • Special Monthly Compensation (SMC)
  • Specific Special Allowances
  • HISA (Housing Improvement and Structural Alterations) Grants

Here is a list of the categories of over 240 forms, examination worksheets, medical questionnaires and instructions on the Claim Support Data Disk

  • 38 CFR Part 3 Adjudication of Compensation, Pension, DIC and Burial Benefits
  • 38 CFR Part 4 Schedule for Rating Disabilities
  • 38 CFR Part 19 Board of Veterans Appeals Regulations
  • Elements of the Fully Developed Claim Process – Master Checklist for Compensation and DIC Claims
  • File Folder #1 – Application for Pension and Death Pension
    • Subfolder #1 – Unhealthy Veteran Applications
    • Subfolder #2 – Healthy Veteran with Unhealthy Spouse Applications
    • Subfolder #3 – Single Surviving Spouse Applications
    • Subfolder #4 – Archive of All Pension Application Forms
  • File Folder #2 Application for Compensation and DIC
    • Subfolder #1 – Compensation and DIC Forms
    • Subfolder #2 – Compensation and Pension Examination Worksheets
    • Subfolder #3 Disability Benefits Questionnaires
  • File Folder #3 Application for Health Care Benefits
  • File Folder #4 Application for Burial Benefits