Certified Elder Care Attorney, Victoria Collier, reveals that it may be more efficient dealing with the VA under the new Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, David Shulkin, saying that despite his having not served in the military he comes from a military family and was trained at VA Hospitals.
Decatur, GA, June 5, 2017: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Elder & Disability Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Helping Our Veterans May Be Easier With New VA Leader.” According to Ms. Collier, “So many systems within our government seem to be in need of some TLC, but none more than our Veteran’s Administration.”
Collier writes, “Our servicemen and women who have put their lives on the line for our country are not and have not been tended to with the respect and immediacy they deserv.” She adds, “Hopefully that will change with the new appointment of David Shulkin as the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs.”
Collier provided a quote from Shulkin saying in effect that a lack of funds has not been the problem with the VA, instead he said, “This is fundamentally a system that hasn’t kept up with modernization in the way that the rest of healthcare in the private sector has.”
According to Collier, “I’m not certain that money isn’t the issue. If funding were not a problem why are there 45,000 medical positions unfilled throughout the administration? And, why hasn’t the administration kept up with modernization? Those two items tend to stem directly from a lack of proper funding for our servicemen and women.”
“Our law firm counsels veterans and their widowed spouses helping them negotiate for and receive the services and care to which they are entitled,” says Collier. She continues adding, “Like most government agencies it takes constant education to keep up with the complex ins and outs of the administration to know how to properly apply for specific programs and benefits. I’m all for making it easier for our Veterans and their families in light of the major sacrifices they’ve made for us.”
Collier attempts to ease the fears that some Veterans might have. She writes, “While some veterans may feel uncomfortable that Shulkin has never served in any branch of the military, he did come to his post in the government with three decades of experience in patient care and leading private hospitals. He is also the son of an Army psychiatrist, was born on an Army base and trained at VA hospitals. He understands the sacrifices veterans make and knows that they deserve to have access to their benefits.”
The entire article can be read at http://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/helping-veterans-may-easier-new-va-leader/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, P.C. to serve the legal needs of seniors when their health care needs increase. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Collier Scott Financial Solutions, LLC. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
About The Elder & Disability Law Firm
The Elder & Disability Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of senior citizens when their healthcare needs increase. The Firm focuses its entire practice on Elder Law and Estate Planning matters, which encompasses the areas of Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning, VA Benefits planning, Estate and Special Needs Planning. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice through her personable nature and good management skills.