About the SVSA & Our Mission
Who We Are
The Senior Veterans Service Alliance is a not for profit corporation that supports veteran members and sponsors eldercare related businesses (called listing providers) across the United States. We are not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The following individuals can apply to become Members of the SVSA:
- spouses of veterans, or
- their adult children.
These individuals, among other things, are entitled to help from any of the individuals or services listed on this site (become a member).
Our Listing Providers include the following:
These individuals help veterans and their survivors understand VA benefits available to them. A number of these people are accredited through VA and as such can also help veterans with their specific claims. Appeals Agents can provide assistance with appeals for adverse decisions made by VA through applications for benefits. Our Listing Providers concentrate primarily on helping senior veterans and their survivors, but they will help all veterans who come to them.
Eldercare services listing on this site include the following:
- Assisted Living
- Care Management (Geriatric / Professional)
- Elder Law (Wills, Trusts, POAs)
- Estate Planning & End of Life Advice
- Family Disputes
- Financial Planning
- Home Care
- Medicaid (Medi-Cal) Planning
- Placement Management
- Tax Planning
These services do not help directly with veterans benefits, but their assistance is vital in helping senior households economize their remaining resources.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are 22.7 million veterans in the United States. Fully 55% of these people are age 60 and older. Many of the veterans benefits now available are not relevant to these older veterans or are no longer available to them; but, there are still benefits to assist older veterans that are not being utilized to the fullest extent. In addition, we have found that many of our nation's seniors, whether veterans or not, are struggling with a myriad of financial and emotional challenges in their final years of life.
Our mission is twofold. First, we are dedicated to helping elderly seniors who served their country receive cash support or other services available from VA. Second, we provide a national website listing of dedicated professionals to help senior veterans better prepare for their final years of life. This national network of providers and advisers includes financial advice, legal help, preparation for eldercare, education on government support programs, care provider services and much more. Although we concentrate on helping senior veterans, we will not turn away any veteran who comes to us for help.
This twofold approach to supporting our valiant elderly veterans, who served our country in a time of need, will improve the dignity, financial staying power and well-being of these valued American seniors.
Our Outreach Efforts
Local Care Planning Groups
The SVSA may refer the support of the other services to make advisory and planning services available to seniors across the country. These services are provided by groups called care planning councils. Each local care planning council has access to a field service officer from the SVSA who is accredited by VA for claims and trained in all veterans benefits.
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- About Accreditation & Fees
- Accreditation News
- Appealing a bad VA Decision
- CLE to Maintain VA Accreditation
- Correcting Your Military Discharge
- Find Home Care / Assisted Living
- Find Hospice Care
- Help finding a LTC Facility
- Help with Care Management
- Help with Elder Law
- Help with Estate Planning
- Help with Disputes / Mediation
- Help with Financial Planning
- Help with Medicaid Planning
- Help with Tax Planning
- Informal Claims / Effective Dates
- Service Connected Disabilities
- State VA Nursing Homes
- VA Aid and Attendance Benefit
- VA Burial Benefits
- VA Healthcare System
- VA Help - Surviving Spouse
- VA Home Renovation Grants
- VA Long Term Care Benefits
- VA Pays Family for Eldercare
- VA Regional Offices