The designation of an individual appointed to receive veteran's benefits for anyone ruled incompetent to administer their own benefits. After initiating a request, the VA administration conducts a field examination to approve the fiduciary to assist the beneficiary in managing benefits.
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What Is a Professional Fiduciary?
When friends or family members are unwilling or unable to take responsibility for an elder's legal, financial and health decisions, a professional fiduciary can ensure that their affairs are taken care of.7 Comments
When POA Isn’t Enough: Other Forms Needed to Act on a Loved One’s Behalf
Power of attorney documents allow caregivers to advocate for elderly loved ones, but some institutions require additional documentation. See what specific permissions you’ll need to access personal information and make vital decisions.13 Comments
Applying for Veterans Benefits: 5 Tips for Caregivers and Spouses
Veterans and their family members can use these pointers to minimize confusion and possibly expedite the process of applying for VA Benefits.66 Comments
VA Fiduciary Questions
Mother has Alzheimer's. I am the fiduciary for her VA benefits. Am I legally responsible for the VA benefits she receives?4 Comments
Aid and attendance; can I close Mom's VA checking account after her death?2 Comments
Any advice on applying to the VA to become a fiduciary for my parents?61 Comments
My parents had fraud on their accounts. I, their daughter and POA, am trying to fix it as well as get VA money for them. Any suggestions?3 Comments
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