The Department of Veterans Affairs’ “aid and attendance” benefits is a critical resource for older veterans needing long-term care, but a number of elderly veterans and surviving spouses were shocked when they received a bill in the mail from the VA, demanding they repay the department. In some cases this was due to clerical errors, in others, it was because of changes in the program, or the recipient's status which precluded him or her from receiving the benefits. The problem, however, is that some were never informed that they were not qualified until after they received financial assistance or aid of some kind, and in some cases, it took as many as four years to notify the recipient.
This was the case for widow, Fay Fernandez, 81, of Modesto, California, who was ordered to pay back $47,000 she had used to pay rent at a retirement center for four years, reports the Modesto Bee.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.