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Veterans' Pensions - Protect Your Money From Poachers

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Veterans' Pensions

Protect Your Money From Poachers

 

Resource Overview

Veterans and their families are a target for some dishonest advisers who are claiming to offer free help with paperwork for pension claims. The scheme involves attorneys, financial planners, and insurance agents trying to persuade veterans over 65 to make decisions about their pensions without giving them the whole truth about the long-term consequences.

Specifically, these unscrupulous brokers try to convince veterans to transfer their assets to a trust ­ or to invest in insurance products ­ so they can qualify for Aid and Attendance benefits. What they don’t reveal is that these transactions could mean that the veteran loses eligibility for Medicaid services or loses the use of their money for a long time. Adding insult to injury, the advisers are charging fees that range from hundreds to thousands of dollars for their services.

 

Click the link below for the full packet, on the Federal Trade Commission Website.

FTC- Veterans Pensions Protect Your Money From Poachers - CLICK HERE: www.consumer.ftc.gov

Last Review and Update: Feb 26, 2015