Have you been targeted by a Pension Poacher? Tell us your Aid and Attendance story.
As a life-long advocate for seniors, and a passionate supporter of veterans, veteran’s rights, and veteran’s programs, there are few things that upset Senator Wyden more than individuals and groups who use the promise of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits to mislead and even steal from America’s elderly veterans.
Recently, he has been looking into the VA’s enhanced pension with Aid and Attendance, commonly referred to as “Aid and Attendance.” While this program meets real needs of financially burdened vets who need help in their daily lives, Senator Wyden is deeply troubled by the emergence of predatory organizations that are providing false, misleading, or incomplete information to veterans. Many of these companies have names and logos that seem to affiliate them with the VA and claim to want to help veterans, but in many cases are only interested in lining their own pockets.
Our office is gathering information on these deplorable practices, but we need your help. Have you, a friend, or family member had an experience regarding Aid and Attendance? In the comments section below, please tell us your story. Senator Wyden may share some of these experiences in the Senate.