DON’T BE A VICTIM: BE AWARE OF PENSION POACHING SCAMS
VA pension exists to help financially disadvantaged wartime veterans and their survivors
January 24, 2014
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.
of possible pension poaching scams:
that cold call veterans, charge money for assisting with a VA pension claim,
and take credit card information from veterans over the telephone
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
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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