The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently issued a letter of clarification indicating that room and board paid to an independent living facility should not be considered as a deductible unreimbursed medical expense in most cases. One of the most important eligibility requirements in getting VA...

The Obama Administration has agreed to settle a nationwide class action lawsuit to end the standard practice to require Medicare beneficiaries to show a likelihood of improvement before Medicare would pay for therapy or skilled nursing services. As previously reported in the Texas Elder Law e-letter,...

Senate Bill 3270 has been introduced to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to consider the resources of individuals applying for non-service disability pension that were recently disposed of by the individuals for less than fair market value when determining the eligibility of such...