Noon - 11 PM
Noon - Midnight
Noon - 2 AM
9AM - Midnight
9AM - 11PM
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1503
Free WI-FI in the Post Canteen
NEXT POST 1503 MEETING
WEDNESDAY, October 15th • 19:30
03 - Friday Dinner 5-9 PM, DJ
04 - GUN SHOW: Queen
of Hearts, DJ, Weekly Drawing, Wings
05 - GUN SHOW
10 - Friday Dinner 5-9 PM, DJ
11 - Queen
of Hearts, DJ, Wings, Weekly Drawing
17 - Friday Dinner 5-9 PM, DJ, Kids Karaoke
18 - BROOK YODER BAND: Queen
of Hearts, Weekly Drawing, Wings
24 - Friday Dinner 5-9 PM, DJ
25 - 3D BAND: Queen of Hearts, Weekly Drawing, Wings
31 - HALLOWEEN PARTY: Friday Dinner 5-9 PM, PAM PELANO BAND
NOTICE: Watch for new web page in the near
No wings will be served on
Saturday, 11th October 2014.
The kitchen will remain open until 8 p.m.
October 11, 2014
Time: 6-11 P.M.
Location: at VFW Post
Event: Benefit-Military Order of the Purple Heart
Date: 13 October 2014
Event: Navy Birthday Celebration
Date: 18 October 2014
Time: 9 A.M.
Location: I-95 car Rest Stop at Dale City VA
Event: Honor Flight Visit
26 October 2014
Location: A Hall at VFW Post
Event: Children's Halloween Party
26 October 2014
Location: VFW Canteen
Event: Chili Cook Off
31 October 2014
Location: Adult Halloween Party
Event: Halloween Party-Grown-ups Only
John Meehan – Facility Manager
Remember our Friday Night Dinners followed by DJ/Band at 8 pm.
Federal Holidays Listing
Monday, October 13
Tuesday, November 11
Thursday, November 27
Thursday, December 25
Every Wednesday Evening Starting at 7:30 PM
DJ Friday Nights Starting
at 8:30 PM
BINGO OPEN TO
Every Tuesday & Thursday
- Early Bird starts at 7:30
Weekly Book Drawing every Saturday at 8:00 PM
Looking for a place for
Office Gathering after work
or a place for an
Then think about the
Post Canteen on Friday's.
Great food, atmosphere,
drinks and dancing.
As veterans age, many are unfamiliar with a benefit that can help pay
for care at home or in assisted living or a nursing home.
The Department of Veterans Affairs benefit called the Aid
and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension benefit, known as
A&A, which can cover the costs of caregivers in the home
(including sons and daughters who are paid to be caregivers, though not
spouses) or be used for assisted living or a nursing home.
Up to $2,019 monthly for a veteran and spouse, and up to $1,094 for the
widow of a veteran.
"It's probably one of the lesser-known benefits Of the 1.7
million World War II veterans alive as of 2011, who were in need of
caregiving assistance and thus eligible, only 38,076 veterans and 38,685
surviving spouses were granted the A&A benefit that year
"The sad thing is, this has been an entitlement for 61 years, but it's
sat idle - the V.A. employees just haven't been educated about it
To bridge the information gap, a web site called VeteranAid.org,
to provide information about A&A eligibility and how to apply.
To qualify, a veteran need not have suffered a service-related injury.
He or she only had to have clocked at least one day of his or her 90-day
minimum military service during a time of war and need care giving for
activities of daily living.
Applying can be confusing and arduous.
If you know the program's name and search the Veterans Affairs Web site
for Aid and Attendance, the first page states, among other things, that
you are not eligible for A&A unless you already qualify for a basic
Veterans Affairs pension - for which you have to be "totally disabled.
That's more than a little misleading.
What people don't know is that when wartime veterans turn 65, the V.A.
automatically classifies them as 'totally disabled and if they meet
income and asset criteria, they are eligible for a basic pension.
The A&A benefit can be more than 50 percent higher than the basic
veteran's pension ($24,239 annually for a veteran and spouse with A&A,
versus $16,051 for a basic pension). The income and asset cutoffs are
also higher than for A&A benefits. One warning note: Scams abound. The
department forbids anyone to charge to help veterans fill out these
challenging forms, yet a growing number of companies - many of which, on
a Web search for "Aid and Attendance," pop up with waving flags and
red-white-and-blue banners - offer to "help" veterans fill out the forms
free, then charge thousands of dollars for financial consultation. The
department does not reveal maximum allowable assets. But $80,000 (the
house and a car are exempt from this total) seems to be in the ballpark,
though someone with more assets could still qualify if expenses were
very high, Income limits are not set in stone either. But the maximum is
around $20,000 to $23,000 after deducting costs for medical expenses,
caregivers, assisted living or nursing home fees. Some people are
taking advantage of A&A to protect assets for their heirs,
Go to VeteranAid.org for information about A&A eligibility and how to
Veterans who have served in foreign wars may be eligible for
Eligibility: VFW Eligibility
General Membership Meeting 3rd
of the Month
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in
any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they
perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their
-- George Washington
General Chesty Puller
VFW POST 1503
14631 Minnieville Road, Dale
City, Virginia 22193
Phone: 703 670-4124
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