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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.

Navigating Difficult Family Situations When it Comes to Planning

  • 1 February 2017
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Navigating Difficult Family Situations When it Comes to Planning
Not long ago, the prevailing attitude among parents (especially the dads) was that their estate planning was "None of their dang business!" This, of course, referred to the children. This might have been generational. It might have been a response to children not listening to their...

Take Care of Your Loved Ones: Put a Plan in Place

  • 25 January 2017
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Take Care of Your Loved Ones: Put a Plan in Place
When it comes to estate planning, many of the families we talk with are concerned with leaving "something" for their kids, grandkids, or other loved ones. And while this is admirable and a great goal for most, sometimes it's not realistic. Depending on your stiuation, it may...

What Women Need to Know about Planning for the Future

  • 11 January 2017
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What Women Need to Know about Planning for the Future
When it comes to planning for the future, and what happens when the future arrives, it's our experience that the women of the family tend to be the most affected. Whether it's the squeaky wheel about finally getting that trust and long-term care plan into place, or the point person...

You Survived the Holidays, Now What?

  • 4 January 2017
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You Survived the Holidays, Now What?
You made it through the holidays. You got caught up with family and friends. You’ve finished the last of the eggnog and fruitcake. (OK, you gave the fruitcake away.) You’re putting away the Christmas decorations and turning to your list of New Year’s resolutions. May I suggest...

Legal Life Plan™ Step 5: Get It Done

  • 14 December 2016
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Legal Life Plan™ Step 5: Get It Done
Idaho Estate Planning created the Legal Life Plan™ to help our clients gain peace of mind about their future. This plan is unique because it meshes the provisions of estate planning and long-term care planning. Now that we’ve reached the conclusion of the Legal Life...
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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.