Ken Enright is a VA-accredited attorney and US Army veteran, including a deployment to Baghdad from December 2007 through February 2009 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After separating from the military in 2009, Ken studied Political Science at Concordia University-Wisconsin, where he quickly developed a passion for the law. Ken went on to receive his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Colorado.

VA Pension Eligibility

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) manages two disability benefits programs: disability compensation and pensions. Both programs provide tax-free monthly payments to qualifying veterans. But, there are different eligibility requirements. This article concerns non-service-connected VA pension benefits. What is a VA Pension? The VA pension was created to compensate disabled or elderly veterans who volunteered to serve their country during a time of war. How is Eligibility Determined? Benefits are awarded after three requirements are satisfied: 1. Wartime service.

U.S. Law Dictates Spousal Support from Retirement Pay

Set Up an Appointment with one of our Attorneys In the recent US Supreme Court case of Howell v. Howell, 137 S.Ct. 1400 (2017), it was held that a state court may not order a veteran to pay more spousal support for the loss in the divorced spouse’s portion of the veteran’s retirement pay caused by the veteran’s waiver of retirement pay to receive service-related disability benefits. See the news report here. Background: Federal Law Preempts Unless Congress Says Otherwise Because the