Tomorrow, October 26, 2023, won’t be just an ordinary Thursday. In fact, tomorrow we will observe the National Day of the Deployed, a day to thank all military serving outside the US and their families. This calendar year, in fact, has proven a historic one for veterans, with the passage of the PACT Act approving disability claims for veterans exposed to toxins during their service.
Advising veterans and their surviving spouses is an important part of our law practice at Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates. Along with helping ensure that veterans’ estate planning documents are in order, we want to be sure they – or their survivors – are aware of the many benefits available through the government, including education programs, job search and training resources, home loans, pension and survivor benefits.
At our Geyer Law estate and elder law firm, where we handle not only estate planning, but also business planning and elder law guidance, we help veterans avoid issues with property transfers and with acquiring homes. We are very interested in the help the Workers Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) program which helps unemployed or disabled military veterans. We make veterans aware of the Operation Project Veterans anti-fraud campaign, along with the VA’s More Than a Number campaign that helps protect veterans from identity theft.
Year-round assistance to veterans is an important part of our law practice at Geyer Law, providing help in obtaining VA benefits through the Veteran’s Benefits Administration. While National Day of the Deployed is a day devoted to thanking all military personnel now serving outside the US and their families, to us, veterans’ causes are no “blast from the past”:
- There are just over 100,000 surviving World War II veterans, according to the National WWII Museum.
- There are just over six million living veterans who served during the time of the Vietnam War, according to Statistica.
Sadly, we know, Veterans’ Benefits are among the most misunderstood and underutilized resources, and tomorrow, at Geyer Law, we will be thinking of – and thanking – military men and women serving outside the US today.
– by Rebecca W. Geyer