What our clients are saying about the SVC, its founder [David Cole], and its staff

*****

David and his team were very responsive in providing details and then pursuing V.A. benefits for our widowed mother. We started the process at a time when the V.A. was reassessing requirements and the pipeline was at a standstill. It's evident to us that we would have become frustrated and unable to accomplish the task on our own. But, Senior Veterans Council stayed the course and finally we were awarded the benefit as submitted including being retro-active to the original request acceptance date. Thanks to David for their help now and in the future.

-- Steve Shifflett, May 20, 2020

 

 

*****

My family is extremely grateful for all the time and help David Cole and Jenny Powell did for my mother, Dorothy. My brother-in-law, Dana, was also given advice on the phone, including help with all of the forms that are required to receive the VA benefit. You both helped him through the steps, and told us that it was going to take time and to be patient. My mother lived for two-and-a-half years, so the benefit really helped with all her medical needs, as well as Hospice helping my sister, Peggie, with the care of her. Because of both of you, Mom was able to be home and not put in a hospital for the rest of her life. Again, thank you so much.

-- Nancy Tilbury, November 21, 2019

*****

I am extremely grateful to the Senior Veterans Council for their awesome help on behalf of my husband, Harvey La Salle.  David Cole was very responsive to our concerns and needs.  And my sincerest thanks to Jenny Powell for her continuous dedication and patience in helping Harvey. I have already shared this resources with my friends and several people I know.  I am forever grateful to the Senior Veterans Council for helping a lot of Veterans in need.

-- Thelma Moore & Harvey Lasalle, August 20, 2019

*****

My sister, Janet, and I are ever grateful for having filed with Senior Veterans Council and received Aid and Attendance over seven years ago on behalf of our mother, Arline V. Young, who, at the age of 100 passed away on June 23, 2019. Death at any age is heartbreaking for families and, in this case, heart wrenching, as we believe this to have been a wrongful death. When I went to your SVC website I noticed a category, "Worse case end of life." ... Continued success to David and Shelley Cole for providing such a wonderful service.

--Lois Dennis, July 9, 2019

*****

 

It has been 2 ½ years since our Aunt Iris’ initial VA benefits began.  Aunt Iris is now 103! (will be 104 in September!).  She has a had a few setbacks this past year.  She fell & broke her leg a few months ago; however, she had surgery, rehabbed very well, & is now back home.  Overall she is still doing well.  Thanks to the Senior Veterans Council’s (SVC) fantastic service and advice in our pursuing VA benefits for Aunt Iris over 2 ½ years ago, she is still living home with no major setbacks to her budget.

 

My wife & I would like to again thank you & all the staff @ SVC for your diligent work in getting this benefit processed for Aunt Iris.  With Aunt Iris in an assisted living facility and community, this VA benefit continues to assist in her staying there as long as needed.  That being the case, your services have also lifted a huge burden from Helen having to continually coordinate Aunt Iris’ care. 

 

Thank you also for all that you have done & continue to do for other American veterans & their families.

-- G. Parker Davis, June 27, 2019

*****

The benefit that my mother received was a life saver! I was referred to you by a friend and have, as a result, referred several friends to your services also!  Your organization was very easy to work with. Contact was easy and questions were answered quickly. I wish I had known about SVC sooner! My mom would have qualified much earlier and could have received benefits for a longer period of time. I will continue to do my best to get the word out!

-- Jane Schlobohm, June 21, 2019

*****

I would love to tell folks how professional, caring and helpful you were. I am so glad I was led to the Senior Veterans Council to get assistance for my sister, who is living with Alzheimer’s.  After her husband’s passing, my husband and I had to dip into our savings to make sure my sister had her needs met.  Thankfully, we were led to the SVC.  They were very thorough and compassionate, trying to make sure that we had everything necessary to get my sister the assistance she deserved. It took time, and I was kept informed throughout the process.  Now things are well in order and she is receiving monthly payments to assist with her housing and care.  Thank you all for being there for our veterans and their families.  God bless you!

-- MaryAnn Boline, June 17, 2019

*****

After two of my family members tried and failed to gather the information to complete the VA Aide and Assistance package for my mother to receive my deceased father's benefits, I contacted the Senior Veterans Council. Bill and his staff guided me through the process which turned out to be so easy. I was so impressed with their efficiency and expert guidance that I have been telling any veteran I know about them. To say the least, that it was the Senior Veterans Council that allowed my mother to receive the care that otherwise my family would not be able to afford. Thank you again Senior Veterans Council.

-- Randy C. Roland, June 16, 2019

*****

 

Jenny Powell has helped my mother with her survivors pension and the entire staff at Senior Veterans Council has provided us with great service with attaining, maintaining and guidance with the their support in our VA forms and services!

-- Phillip Vitale, June 14, 2019

*****

A good friend shared his wonderful experience with the Senior Veterans Council. I called and spoke with David Cole. I was given information I wanted and information I didn't know I needed! In contacting their office further, I was responded to quickly, always courteous, and guided to handling all of our contact with the VA correctly. The help that David and his staff give at a trying time in our lives is SO appreciated. I'm so thankful for their service!

-- Kathy Moore, June 13, 2019

*****

Could not have had a better experience. Staff so kind and considerate. They accomplished in four months what I couldn’t get through the VA in five years. They were a life saver! Would recommend to anyone having difficulty with VA claim.

-- Pamela Stigall, June 13, 2019

*****
 

This is a great organization to help support our senior veterans and surviving spouses.

-- John Taylor, June 13, 2019

*****

A great organization that help Veterans and their spouses! My family and I are Thankful they were there to help Mom.

-- Jill Hanley, June 13, 2019

*****

Without the guidance of the Senior Veterans Council, my dad would probably still be waiting for a Veterans pension. Thanks to Dave, Amber, and the entire council, my dad at 96, a WW2 veteran is able to stay in his home.

-- Stephanie Ziffer Langbein, June 13, 2019

*****

Senior Veterans Council is truly a blessing to all those veterans and their families who face the later years of life. There is no other way in which we could have afforded the costs of care, found our way through the VA A&A process, and been confident that my father was receiving the best care possible in the most appropriate setting. He just passed away in May. The last two years of his life were lived with dignity due to the dedicated work of the SVC. Thank you so very much from my whole family!

-- Ted W. Hagen II, June 13, 2019

*****​

I could not be more pleased with the staff at SVC. It took a lot of paper work and patience to get results but they did it. Thank you all for your help.

-- Barbara Hill, May 23, 2019

*****​

David Cole and his team are some of the finest and most professional people I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. The services they provided for my mother (a veteran's widow) in navigating through the very complicated process of applying for veteran's assistance was invaluable. We literally could not have done it without their help and guidance. I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank and praise them. Worth every penny! THANK YOU DAVID and TEAM!

-- Terry Thummel, May 17, 2019

*****​

The people at the Senior Veterans Council are dedicated professionals, committed to providing the best service to help veterans and their spouses receive the benefits they have earned. I didn’t even know what was available to my WWII Marine Veteran Dad until I contacted SVC. They made the whole process easy and the results made it possible for my father to afford a comfortable living arrangement as well as receiving all the assistance he needs. This is a load off my mind and he is very happy. I highly recommend SVC to anyone who needs help applying for and getting veterans assistance.

-- Linda Garlinger, May 13, 2019

*****​

I cannot say enough good things about David Cole and his team at the Senior Veterans Council. When my mother's health declined and necessitated a move into an assisted living facility, I turned to the SVC to find the financial resources to pay for her care. I credit the SVC 100% with securing her survivor's benefits with the VA. They calmed my anxiety, explained the administrative process, prepared the paperwork, monitored the application and steered me to bridge finances until Mom's benefits came through. They were life savers! An investment in the Senior Veterans Council will be one of the best you'll ever make.

-- Vanessa Pope Poston, May 2, 2019

*****​

I'm not as eloquent as some; however, I can attest to all the positive comments that have already been posted!! Dave and his staff were diligent from the first contact we had in helping Fred receive his Aid & Attendance benefit. After learning from an outside source that such a benefit is available and not knowing where to begin, Dave was recommended to us and we have not regretted it for one moment! Yesterday we told a friend and we will provide him with the DVD about Senior Veterans Council.

-- Judith Nease, April 25, 2019

*****

I only have extremely positive things to say about the Senior Veterans Council. It was with their help that we were able to break down the barrier I kept hitting in trying to get the help my mother needed from the VA. The initial fee might sound excessive at first, but when you calculate the rewards you reap once approved you get it back ten fold. This group of individuals treat you like you are family, not just a number in a long list of names. Words can not express our gratitude for all the help and sincere concerns.

-- Pam Thompson, April 24, 2019

*****

I recommend Senior Veterans Council because every person we worked with was very professional and experienced with how to expedite an application for VA benefits. VA recommends utilizing a certified organization such as SVC and my Family is very pleased with the results of my 91 year old Father in Law receiving a VA pension with aid and attendance. The process with VA is slow and is paperwork intensive, therefore, it was very helpful to receive SVC's direction on replying to the Govt so it didn't delay the process on our end. It is worth the initial investment even though it is a lot of money. The return is far greater for the Veteran. Do trust SVC's efforts and best wishes! It doesn't hurt to write a letter to President Trump and the First Lady to explain the VA process, it's delay in the process, how hard it is to complete the paperwork either...I think this may have helped us getting approved:).

-- Leslie Huerta, April 23, 2019

*****

David Cole and the SVC helped me get VA pension benefits for my elderly Mom based on my deceased Father's WWII service. I will be forever thankful, as they made the paperwork process much easier and were always available if I had a question. Thanks for your service guys!

-- Jenny Zeigler Bond, April 9, 2019

*****

David Cole brings urgency, competency, & patience to the complex world of senior health care. He has helped our family several times over the years in an efficient manner & I would recommend him highly.

-- Nathan Jerpe, March 29, 2019

 

*****

I was introduced to the Senior Veterans Council through a housing agency, who thought I might benefit from their service. SVC provides free advice and information on how to file with, and understand the procedures of, Veterans Affairs assistance programs. They also offered direct advocacy on my behalf at a very, very good value. I wisely chose the advocacy. This is where they cross all the "T"s and dot all the "I"s as well as communicate directly with the VA. It's a lifetime service for the one fee. I have to say that they lived up to their end of the bargain, and hung with me through several months of tug-of-war with the agency until we achieved success... defined as me receiving a monthly payment that covers 100% of in-home care that I need for my wife. In addition, since my deceased father was a veteran too, they have also filed for the same assistance benefit for my aged mother. I can only say that if you are considering using the SVC, get 'er done now. These people know what they are doing, and chances are, YOU DON'T.

                                                                                                         - Mike Stoll, February 13, 2019

*****

I have been working with David Cole and the Senior Veterans Council for the past 2 years. First for my 92 yr old Mother, which they helped her with the Veterans spouse compensation. Then I started on my Husband the following year. They have been so helpful, always take my calls or Get right back with an email. Send me in the right direction, Very pleasant and kind to work with. I’m so grateful to them For all their delegence and guidance, I could never have Accomplished this on my own.

                                                                                                    - Linda Watkins, February 8, 2019

*****

I've had an association with David Cole, Shelley Cole and Amber Terry and their agency for about two years. We've had a lot of interaction, emails and phone calls. It hasn't been easy in trying to support my Dad (ex-USMC) in his claim for Aide & Attendance and post-death benefits. This team has received with professionalism and concern my frustration in applying with the VA. They stepped in to interface with the VA, and ultimately, my Dad's claim was satisfied thanks to the light shed on it by David Cole and team. I cannot thank them enough for staying by our side in this process. It wasn't easy, and their professional poise and expertise never faltered. I am thankful to them for all their diligence!

                                                                                       - Stephanie L. McCarthy - February 5, 2019

 

*****

Senior Veterans Council has been such a great asset during the most difficult time when my father and my mother needed care. When I was feeling totally overwhelmed with paperwork and not knowing which direction to take, David Cole and the staff at Senior Veterans Council were very helpful in guiding me and helping complete the forms correctly. They were also able to guide me and provide advice with the medical process and other questions I had for my elderly parents. Errors in the application for the VA benefit have the potential to delay the claim for many months and at a time when getting the compensation could be detrimental and crucial to my parents care. I submitted the claim and my parents were awarded the VA benefit for care. I appreciate their help so much, I don't feel I could have gotten through the paperwork on my own.

                                                                                                     - Lisa Elizondo -January 15, 2019

*****

David Cole and his staff are efficient and helped us tremendously in obtaining much needed relief for my father. My father is a veteran who never accessed benefits available. Our family had to place my father in a Memory Care Facility and were guided every step of the way. We now have the means to keep him in a safe, secure environment where he is doing well. Many thanks to David Cole and his staff.

-- Myriam Caban, January 12, 2019

*****

David and Shelley Cole at the Senior Veterans Council are fantastic and will work tirelessly in helping you to identify the benefits you may qualify for and walk you through the application process! They were totally responsible for helping my father obtain his VA benefit!

-- Mark E. Moeller, September 30, 2018

*****

On behalf of the family of James Overacker, I would like to thank the Senior Veterans Council organization and specifically David & Shelley Cole and Jennifer Powell for their help providing information and direct support in obtaining benefits through the Veterans Administration. The team and staff at the SVC provided thorough support for several years. I would highly recommend their services. Thank you!

-- Lon Overacker, June 20, 2018

*****

THANK YOU! To the SVC staff for your diligent work in getting this benefit processed for Aunt Iris... Your services have also lifted a huge burden from us having to continually coordinate Aunt Iris’ care. Thank you also for all that you have done & continue to do for other American veterans & their families!

                                                                                               - Parker Wilson, NC - December 2016

*****

I wanted to thank the Senior Veterans Council and the very nice young man Brandon, who helped me get my mother her benefits. For 5 years years now, since my dad has passed, my mom has been struggling living off her S.S. Once the company stopped paying his pension, it's been very difficult for her to live off of the small check she gets every month. I had heard about the spouses veteran benefits for the deceased veterans. I looked into myself and found it to be very complicated. With Senior Veterans Council, they did all the work for me! So 6 months later, my mom was approved, due to this companies experience and diligence in following up on all the red tape keeping veterans from getting their benefits. We may never have gotten these benefits without their help. I can't thank Brandon and their team enough! Now my mom can get the help she needs and we can all breathe easier knowing she can afford to live a better life!!

                                                                                                                                        -Mariana

 

*****

I want to express my gratitude for all you did to take care of Dad! He'se been in his new place for two months now and everything is great! You are definitely a person that makes a difference and it means a lot that you did it for us!

                                                                                                                                         -Marcus

*****

Thank you so much for the very professional help in assisting us to get this pension for my Dad. You were always so kind and careful to explain everything in great detail. Your service is a blessing to so many and I just want you to know we appreciate your service. I will continue to pass your name to others!

                                                                                                                                           -Joyce

 

*****

"Thank you" isn't enough to show our appreciation for your help. My mother has started receiving her benefits. If it were not for you, we would not be aware of half what we know now! My prayers are with you for all you do!

                                                                                                                                            -Betty

 

*****

My father got his first deposit into his checking account, over $8k dating back to the date of the claim.  Just wanted to say a big “thank you” to both of you and your  staff for being so professional, responsive, and helpful during this endeavor.  No way I could’ve navigated all the obstacles (and our claim was not the typical one) without your advice and assistance.  Being a veteran myself, I have that much more appreciation for what you do. Thank you again!!

                                                                                                                                                             -Barry

 

*****

I want to thank you and Shelley for assisting and guiding me through the difficult job of taking care of my elderly Mother. From the beginning when I decided to put my mother into an assisted living facility you both have been so helpful, supportive and kind. I am sure I could not have done this without you. I feel fortunate that there are people like you that have the patience and understanding to assist in these matters. This is not something I have ever done or even knew about before jumping in at full speed.  Thanks again for helping make my life a little easier. Also thank you from my Mother!

-Edward

 

*****

Just want to thank you and your great team for all your work on this project. A project that was so important to maintaining my Mom's financial security and peace of mind.
Looking back on it, I know we couldn't have done it with out you and your Teams' expert advice and insights. Many thanks David. Your organization has been a pleasure to work with. I have and will continue to highly recommend your company to anyone dealing with the VA. Thanks again!

-Roger

*****

Just wanted to thank you for all your help in getting the benefits for my
dad, and the retro pay for my mom.  It was a long road but you were always
there to answer my questions and help me with all the paperwork.  We
appreciate all your hard work and dedication.

-Christine

 

*****

David is a highly skilled professional always willing and able to help veteran's and their families. I have had the pleasure of working with David on several VA benefit cases, and I do not hesitate to recommend him. In fact, I was confident enough to send my family members to him, and he came through for my aunt and uncle during a very difficult time. Thanks, David. 

-Jeffrey Marsocci

 

*****

David, my mom is very much enjoying the added monthly payments for being a wartime veteran widow. My dad would have been very happy to know that you and your wife helped us so much to get this for her. Thanks, David, and God bless you, my friend.

– Mike Clark

 

*****

David did an outstanding job for our family in obtaining the VA Aid And Attendance benefit for my mom. I have recommended him many times to senior clients through my Job at Resources For Seniors, Inc. Don't tackle the VA without David's assistance!

– Mark Valletta

 

*****

Thank you so much for your service!  You and your staff were invaluable in securing the VA benefits for our mother to which she was entitled.  We simply could not have done it without you.  Furthermore, your insight, advice and referrals were extremely helpful to me and my brothers in providing the best care possible for our mother during this latter phase of her life.

-Jamie

Senior Veterans Council
Serving those who serve the nation.
362 Raleigh Street | Holly Springs | NC 27540
919-825-1300
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