M–Mom

Has anyone dealt with the Veterans Administration? If that is in you future, be prepared to fill out multiple forms, gather hard-to-find personal information, and be offered help that doesn’t really help.

I’ve spent the past couple of weeks preparing to apply for a Veterans Widows’ benefit for my mother. She’s ninety-two and needs the financial aid to help her pay for home care. Wish me luck!

Joyce & Grandma

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About Joyce Ann Brown

Freelance writer retired from a long career as a library media specialist, adventurer, reader, lover of all things spunky. Besides hiking K.C. trails weekly, I currently write for publications and write cozy mysteries. Find Catastrophic Connections and Furtive Investigation on Amazon.
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6 Responses to M–Mom

  1. I’m so sorry it’s been difficult for you. My father was taken care of by the VA in his last years and we can’t rave enough about the help we received, once he got in! Good luck and try looking for a vet advocate. They can help you wade through the mess. Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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  2. Ione Angilan says:

    Prepare yourself for a long and difficult road, with lots of paperwork. My husband is a veteran and has found the Leavenworth VA easier to work with than KCMO. Be patient is my best advice.

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  3. I wish you luck. I may be going down this road in the not too distant future with my mother in law, who is 87, and the widow of a Wold War II vet.

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