Veterans Angels-I cannot think of a more perfect moniker for Stephen and Linda Stone. I was made aware of the benefits available to my mother in 2006 by a different organization in Southern California. They said, that for the nominal fee of $900, I could be “walked through” the process of getting my mom her survivor benefits. There was no guarantee of receiving these benefits and the fee was non-refundable. I declined their “help” (more accurately, I could not afford it!). Their response was to immediately play the guilt card. How could I be so selfish? Didn’t I want my mother taken care of? To add more insult to injury, these predators contacted the administrator where my mother was staying and told them I refused their help, so the assisted living facility called me and asked why I was not taking advantage of the services available for my mom. They were unaware of the strong-arm tactics being used by this so-called advocate group. Fast-forward three years. My husband’s employer is relocating us to another state. I want to move mom with us, but there is no way we have the funds. I was told of the Veterans Angels organization. To say I was skeptical would be an understatement. I was hostile. There was no way I was going to be subjected to that sort of treatment. I was not going to get my mom’s hopes up only to have to tell her we couldn’t afford to get her the help she needed. The counselor at “A Place for Mom” convinced me to give Veterans Angels a call, and thank God, I met Linda Stone. She listened, patiently endured my skepticism, and helped me get the maximum benefit available for mom. The monies received allowed us to move her, purchase new furniture for her own room (she no longer has to have a roommate!). Veterans Angels assistance is always a phone call away. If I have any questions, they are there. It is very comforting to know when you are dealing with the confusing paperwork and hurdles put before you by government agencies, that you have someone on your side that knows how to navigate the system. The cost for this service? Nothing. The benefit? Stephen and Linda take your hand and never let go.