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Chiriqui.Life Podcast #14: BCP Tuesday Talks - Betsy Barbeau Discussing VA Pension Benefits Called "Aid and Attendance"


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After the usual announcements at the beginning of the weekly BCP Tuesday Morning Meetings on August 15, 2017, emcee Penny Barrett introduced Betsy Barbeau for this well-attended presentation. The discussion topic was the US Veteran Affairs (VA) pension benefits for those US veterans needing "Aid and Attendance" services. The Aid and Attendance pension benefit was first enacted by President Dwight David Eisenhower in the 1950s. Aid and Attendance is a benefit that the VA doesn't readily tell veterans about. This posting documents that meeting, including the contact information, the presentation materials, pictures, and an audio recording of the presentation and the Q&A session.

Here is the meeting announcement as posted on CL:

Contact Information

Betsy Barbeau (a US citizen, residing full time in Volcan, Chiriqui Province, Panama)
Email: betsy@frankandbetsy.com
Telephone: +507 6427-5937
Telephone: +1 (919) 795-9509 (magicJack , which rings in Panama)

Presentation Materials

Click Here to download a PDF format of the presentation materials used by Betsy for her discussion about VA benefits.

Click Here to download a PDF version of the Documentation Checklist for applicants to use when applying for the Aid and Attendance benefits.

Audio Podcast

To listen to the audio podcast by Betsy (including the Q&A session after her formal presentation), click below on the white, right-pointing triangle (arrow) on top of an orange circular background. If you see two options below, we recommend using the "Listen in browser" option as opposed to the "Play on SoundCloud" option.

The podcast is 34m 54s duration.

If you would like to provide feedback about this podcast, or discuss other matters related to this podcast series, please either reply to this posting, or send CL Staff a private message (@Moderator_02 is the correct display name to communicate with), or email to support@chiriqui.life.

If you would like to share this podcast with family and friends, simply provide them the following URL, but remember that CL membership is required to view this content: http://www.chiriqui.life/topic/6905-chiriquilife-podcast-14-bcp-tuesday-talks-betsy-barbeau-discussing-va-pension-benefits-called-aid-and-attendance/

During this presentation, Betsy made reference to another VA benefit related presentation by JR Pazo. Click Here to access the information about that earlier podcast.


Here are some pictures of Betsy, first at the beginning of her presentation.



And here during the presentation:



And finally, after the meeting, Betsy talking with a veteran with specific questions about his situation.



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