Older Veterans – Beware of Unethical Advisers

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In the past I’ve suggested that older veterans need to be cautious when someone offers to help them secure VA Pension related benefits through the purchase of an annuity or a trust. See: Beware the Boondogglers selling Trusts for VA Pension Benefits. The VA Pension program provides basic income security to “wartime veterans” who are […]

Navigating Veteran’s Benefit Programs

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Many of the men and women who have served in our armed forces may be eligible for a needs-based pension program by way of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA). The purpose of this article is to provide information to veterans and their families about eligibility requirements for the Aid & Attendance pension benefit. General […]

GAO Recommends Changes to VA Pension Eligibility Rules: Legislation Introduced to Impose New 3-Year Look-Back

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Written By: Attorney Jeffrey A. Marshall for the June 2012 Marshall Parker Law Alert The VA pension program is intended to provide economic benefits to “wartime” veterans and survivors with financial need. In fiscal 2011, VA provided about $4.3 billion in pension benefits for about 517,000 recipients. At the request of Congress, the Government Accountability […]