The number of beneficiaries receiving Improved Pension increased 25% from 2010 to 2011. Such a substantial increase led the VA to make organizational changes with the goal of allocating more resources and attention to the special issues surrounding the eligibility criteria for Improved Pension. The Pension and Fiduciary Services Department was established April 11, 2011, which David McLenachen, Director, being appointed on August 29, 2011. The purpose of the new Service is to allow VA to … [Read more...] about The VA is Ever Changing – New Pension & Fiduciary Services Department
Have you helped a client become eligible for VA Pension benefits? If so, did you advise them that each year an annual review, EVR, is due on March 1st? So many veterans lose their benefits each year because they did not return the EVR or did not complete it correctly. In addition to losing benefits, they also have to pay back everything paid to them by the VA for the previous 12 months. Don’t let this happen to your clients! What is an EVR? The Eligibility Verification Report is an annual … [Read more...] about Eligibility Verification Reports (EVRs) are DUE March 1st!