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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.

Preventing Elder Abuse

with Raul Enriquez, Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging

  • 12 June 2020
  • Author: IEP Team
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You may think that elder abuse is rare in Idaho, but Raul Enriquez, of Area 3 Senior Services Agency, sets the record straight. Raul explains A3SSA and how the agency investigates allegations of elder abuse and neglect. He continues the discussion with Scott and Mark about what counts as...

I Have Power of Attorney, But No Control Over the Will! & Other Questions

with Bill Poulson

  • 5 June 2020
  • Author: IEP Team
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Bill Poulson, Director of Client Services, gets on the phone with Mark and Scott to share recent questions from potential clients about estate planning and to talk about common issues in planning ahead. From probate to DIY planning, Bill has been asked about it all. Check out this episode to...

DIY Estate Planning, Part Two

with Carly Ward

  • 22 May 2020
  • Author: IEP Team
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In the second part of Carly Ward's investigation into "Do-It-Yourself" wills and estate planning, Mark and Scott learn more about the confusing, and often tiring, process of using a one-size-fits-all planning program. 

Armed Forces Day and 3 Estate Planning Tips for Veterans

  • 16 May 2020
  • Author: IEP Team
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On Armed Forces Day, Mark Wight talks about 3 things that veterans can do to secure their estate planning and better access the VA support. Listen to this episode for advice to veterans, including discussion about navigating the VA Pension Benefits. Idaho Estate Planning is deeply...

Honoring Our Mothers

  • 7 May 2020
  • Author: IEP Team
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Mark Wight talks with Scott about Mother's Day and the powerful women in their lives. He explains how estate planning can be done specifically for women and by women. 
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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.