Many elderly veterans not getting the healthcare due to them

World War II Vet Ed Leonard
World War II Vet Ed Leonard

Veterans Day may honor those who served in our military, but many vets aren't getting the honor they deserve on a day-to-day basis. In fact, only one-third of elderly veterans are receiving the health care coverage promised by Uncle Sam, according to the government.

The paperwork can be daunting for perhaps the most overlooked program, the Department of Veterans Affairs' Aid and Attendance. It pays nearly $2,000 a month for a veteran or surviving spouse who requires assistance with normal activities such as bathing and dressing -- well worth the hunt for documentation.