VA Death Benefits for Survivors of Veterans (Attorney)

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Description

As Abraham Lincoln alluded to during his Second Inaugural Address, our country has an obligation not just to our nation’s veterans, but also to their spouses and children. When a veteran passes away, in addition to the heartbreak that comes with the loss of a loved one, survivors often face financial challenges. The VA provides several benefits to eligible survivors of veterans to help ease this financial burden. In many cases, however, survivors are unaware of these benefits and not familiar with the complexity of the VA benefits system. For these reasons, advocates play a crucial role in assisting survivors with their VA benefits claims. This webinar will provide an overview of some of the most important VA death benefits that are available to survivors and advice on how to ensure a survivor’s claim is successful.

This 90-minute webinar will cover:
• Eligiblity requirements for dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC), non-service-connected survivors’ death pension, accrued benefits, and substitution
• How to establish entitlement to DIC when the veteran was not service-connected at the time of death for the condition which ultimately caused the veteran’s death
• The difference between accrued benefits claims and substitution requests, and advocacy advice on which type of claim to pursue
• The application process for death benefits claims, including potential power-of-attorney issues
• Lessons learned from DIC cases NVLSP has appealed to the Veterans Court
• An overview of VA burial and memorial benefits, including: burial allowance; plot or interment allowance; burial in a national cemetery; and headstones, markers, and medallions

This webinar will be presented by Michael C. Spinnicchia, Esq.

Presenter: Mike Spinnicchia

Length: 91 minutes

Recorded: May 24, 2018

$115.00

Webinar Description:

As Abraham Lincoln alluded to during his Second Inaugural Address, our country has an obligation not just to our nation’s veterans, but also to their spouses and children. When a veteran passes away, in addition to the heartbreak that comes with the loss of a loved one, survivors often face financial challenges. The VA provides several benefits to eligible survivors of veterans to help ease this financial burden. In many cases, however, survivors are unaware of these benefits and not familiar with the complexity of the VA benefits system. For these reasons, advocates play a crucial role in assisting survivors with their VA benefits claims. This webinar will provide an overview of some of the most important VA death benefits that are available to survivors and advice on how to ensure a survivor’s claim is successful.

This 90-minute webinar will cover:
• Eligiblity requirements for dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC), non-service-connected survivors’ death pension, accrued benefits, and substitution
• How to establish entitlement to DIC when the veteran was not service-connected at the time of death for the condition which ultimately caused the veteran’s death
• The difference between accrued benefits claims and substitution requests, and advocacy advice on which type of claim to pursue
• The application process for death benefits claims, including potential power-of-attorney issues
• Lessons learned from DIC cases NVLSP has appealed to the Veterans Court
• An overview of VA burial and memorial benefits, including: burial allowance; plot or interment allowance; burial in a national cemetery; and headstones, markers, and medallions

This webinar will be presented by Michael C. Spinnicchia, Esq.