Veteran Benefits: next steps?
I received a rejection notice for my 81 yr old father from Dept. of Veteran affairs in Milwaukee. Their reply said he was denied because he served on active duty for Korean war from 11/10/55 to 11/9/58, not during their "wartime table". I find this ridiculous, he was still a marine! We had gone thru this process for over 6 mos only to get turned down. He needs financial assistance for medical and daily living. Their only income is soc security and I refuse to go to Medicaid. What I was looking for was income to help him as the caregiver for my mother who has Alzheimers and keep them in their condo, not flush what little money they have to assisted living. She won't go to daycare alone, so we wanted in home care during the day and they have no LTC. He should be entitled to something for being in service. He was also a union truck driver back in the day but they lost all their retirement funding. Seniors have a rough go with little else to turn to.
Status: Open Jan 26, 2016 - 10:09 AM