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Vol. 36, Issue 6 (July - August 2015)

Volume 36 Issue 6   August 2015



Webinar on VA Pension: Income Security for Veterans and Their Family

Panelists will discuss how to get the best results for a client looking to obtain a VA pension. Practical pointers on obtaining the highest amount for pension will be discussed, as well as how a client can keep that amount each year. Practice tips on dealing with a VA debt—due to an overpayment issue related to a VA pension—will also be provided. This presentation will give practitioners an understanding of the law and provide practical tips on how to work within the confines of the VA.


Webinar on The Fine Art of Balancing Protection with Self Determination

This free webinar will talk about recognizing the signs and signals of abuse, neglect (self-neglect) and exploitation, tools to maximize communication with persons with differing abilities, and promoting self-determination and choice through supported approaches that mitigate against risk and empower individuals. The session will explore the application of the Supported Decision Making model to assist persons in making choices, increase access to positive life outcomes, and reduce the risk of harm.


Toolkit on Design and Implementation: Outreach and Enrollment Materials in States Implementing a Dual-Eligible Demonstration

Justice in Aging has created a toolkit of design and implementation resources. The toolkit consists of: a new tool for advocates comparing different state outreach and enrollment materials to highlight effective models to use when reaching vulnerable populations; and resources on appeals procedures, designing enrollment notices, care continuity, and ensuring consumer protections in integrated models.


BIFOCAL, the Commission on Law and Aging's bi-monthly journal, provides timely, valuable legal resources pertaining to older persons, generated through the joint efforts of public and private bar groups and the aging network.

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