Debbie Burak, the founder of VeteranAid.org, is often asked why she took on the mission to educate our veterans and their families about a little known VA pension benefit referred to as “Aid and Attendance” that can help offset the costs of care for senior veterans and their widows.
She says, “The answer is a simple one – I know what it is to be that daughter out of hope, options, resources, and money to provide care for
Debbie discovered the VA Pension at the passing of her father, at the same time needing to move her mother to another assisted living facility. She also realized that her folks had missed out on over $160,000 by not knowing
about the VA pension her Dad as a WWII veteran would have been entitled to.
Debbie knew that she had information that could make a difference for others who were just now setting out on this journey of caring for an aging loved one, and so VeteranAid.org, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, was founded in 2005 to bring to light the VA’s Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit.
Debbie Burak is respected throughout the Eldercare industry for her tireless efforts acting as a Veteran’s Advocate, and is currently working with Congressional representatives to rewrite legislation that will help allow veterans better access to entitlements and benefits.
“My hope is that I can make a difference for someone else while paying honor to those who make the sacrifice and pay the price for our freedom.”
Today VeteranAid.org is no longer a nonprofit but has continued its mission to assist veterans and their families with the Aid and Attendance benefit application process. We know the VA’s website can be confusing and difficult to navigate so we have tried to make the information on VeteranAid as clear as possible.