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VA Publishes Final Rules, Changing History


Most veterans are completely unaware that they, or their surviving spouse, may qualify for a veterans pension to help cover costs associated with health care, home care, housing, or other needs. As of last month, those benefits were more easily obtainable.

On September 18, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs published its new rules that will make it more difficult to qualify for pension benefits. These final rules went into effect October 18, 2018, changing VA planning drastically.

Please contact our office at (615) 989-7054 to schedule a consultation if you have any further questions or would like to see if you or your loved ones will qualify for veterans pension benefits.

The Final Rules can be accessed at the link below:

Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions for Needs-Based Benefits - Effective 10/18/2018 (Federal Register RIN2900-AO73, Pages 47246-47275, Department of Veterans Affairs)

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Heritage Law Group, PLLC is a boutique Estate Planning and Elder Law firm assisting residents in Tennessee and Kentucky. We are dedicated to providing client-centered, professional legal services that are individualized through one-on-one consultations. We delight in empowering our clients and community through education and providing specialized resources. Our integrity-driven team will help you protect your legacy while delivering outstanding quality at a reasonable cost.

Owner, Jake Mason, J.D., LL.M. (Elder Law & Estate Planning), EPLS, is board-certified in Estate Planning and Probate, accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and licensed in Kentucky and Tennessee. Contact us to schedule a consultation at (615) 989-7054 or info@planyourlegacy.com.

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References:

*Federal Register RIN2900-A073 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/18/2018-19895/net-worth-asset-transfers-and-income-exclusions-for-needs-based-benefits