The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a broad range of benefits and services that can enhance the lives of many clients and their families. Unfortunately, many veterans, their families, attorneys, and other client advocates are either unaware such programs exist or they are unable to successfully navigate the VA bureaucracy. This manual explains why it is important to inquire about the veteran status of clients, and where applicable, incorporate VA planning into estate, incapacity, and long-term care planning. You will learn about some of the most important benefits available to veterans and surviving spouses and dependents, particularly the Pension program, and receive information on planning opportunities that include the use of irrevocable trusts, immediate annuities, family caregiver agreements, and gifting.
Summary of Contents:
A General Overview of Veterans’ Benefits | A Practitioner’s Guide to the VA Pension Program and Aid & Attendance Benefits VA Pension Benefits Eligibility Planning.
Number of Pages: 270