VA Planning

Qualifying for VA benefits can be an overwhelming and confusing process. Our experienced team will help you get the benefits you deserve while preserving your assets for your family and loved ones.

Are You Ready to Get Real?

  • 10 November 2018
  • Author: IEP Team
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On today's episode, we address the potential issues that occur with aging and the eventuality we all face- death. Approaching these difficult topics early on empowers you to take control of your future. If you're ready to get real about your estate planning, this episode is for...

Changes to the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit

  • 3 November 2018
  • Author: IEP Team
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 The VA pension program, better known as the Aid & Attendance Benefit, has undergone some changes. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released amendments to this needs-based benefit, that will impact the financial and medical aspects of eligibility. On this episode,...

Why a DIY Estate Plan Could Cost You Later

  • 6 October 2018
  • Author: IEP Team
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Although completing a difficult task on your own can bring about great feelings of accomplishment, there are some endeavors that can do more harm in the long-run when going at it alone. With a number of cost-saving resources available to create your own estate plan, it is tempting to...

Are You Life Planning or Death Planning?

  • 22 September 2018
  • Author: IEP Team
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Making arrangements for your eventual passing is only part of a good estate plan. If you experience cognitive or physical challenges as you age,  your finances and health care can negatively be impacted. On this episode, Attorney Mark Wight discusses issues surrounding life and...

Hearing Loss & Dementia

with Jacquie Elcox and Lindsay Meloy

  • 1 September 2018
  • Author: IEP Team
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Being diagnosed with dementia is nothing short of devastating. Studies now show that people with untreated hearing loss are more prone to developing this disease. Jacquie Elcox joins us from Treasure Valley Hearing and Balance with Lindsay Meloy, from the Alzheimer's Association Greater...
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What Is VA Planning?

VA Planning is for Veterans or Surviving Spouses of Veterans that are in need of long term care or who may be planning for long term care. Some tools that may be used in VA Planning may include:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Irrevocable trusts
  • Testamentary Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Caregiver Agreements
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advanced Directives

Is VA Planning Right for You?

  • You are a Veteran that has served at least 90 days active duty and one of those days was during a war period.
  • You are a spouse of a Veteran who served at least 90 days active duty and one of those days was during a war period.
  • Veteran received a better than dishonorable discharge.
  • Need long term care or planning for long term care.
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Frequently Asked Questions About VA Planning

What and who is involved in VA Planning?

What and who is involved in VA Planning?

When planning for the Veteran pension benefit it is best to involve an VA accredited attorney that specializes in VA Pension Planning. You will be involved, directly, in the planning and will be determining who you want to help handle your estate while working to get the VA Pension Benefit. These individuals can be family members, friends or professionals who have a certain skill set to handle your affairs.

Isn’t VA Planning just for Veterans?

Isn’t VA Planning just for Veterans?

It is for Veterans and surviving spouses of Veterans who have not remarried.

How is VA Planning different from other kinds of planning?

How is VA Planning different from other kinds of planning?

VA Planning is specifically for Veterans and their surviving spouse. The VA Benefit is a special benefit available to help Veterans (and their surviving spouses) to help pay for long term care.

What options do I have at this point?

What options do I have at this point?

The earlier you start planning, the more options you have. Plan while you can!

How much will VA Planning cost?

How much will VA Planning cost?

Veterans Planning can start at about $2,500 and go up to $20,000. However, there is no charge for filing the application with the Veteran’s Administration.

How often will I need to update my plan?

How often will I need to update my plan?

Making sure you are compliant with rules laid out by the VA, it is very important to review your plan annually. Our firm offers an annual Veterans Protector Program that will help you stay compliant with VA.