December 26, 2013 vfpvc

You would probably never fall for a scam like this but pass the word as this VA pension scam is going around.  This is from VVA National:

BE AWARE

Be cautious if someone offers to move your assets around for you to qualify for VA pension. This type of scam is often directed toward Veterans and family members who do not actually qualify for VA pension. You could be required to repay these benefits to the government.

Examples of possible pension poaching scams:

• Organizations that cold call Veterans, charge money for assisting with a VA pension claim, and take credit card information from Veterans over the telephone

• People who charge as much as $6,000 upfront to represent claimants before VA, with a percentage of any eventual back payment from VA as a portion of the ultimate fee

 

For more information about VA pension eligibility requirements—which include special monthly pension benefits—go to www.benefits.va.gov/pension  or call 1-800-827-1000.

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