VA Helps Beneficiaries Better Prepare for the Future
VA makes an online will preparation service available at no cost to beneficiaries
December 12, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) understands that planning for the future after experiencing the loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult. Many are often unprepared for the loss they’ve endured. Normal feelings of grief and confusion may be compounded if they are also recipients of a large benefit payment.
That’s why VA makes an online will preparation service available at no cost to beneficiaries of Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI), Family SGLI (FSGLI), and Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI). These services are also available to those who have received payment under the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program (TSGLI).
A will may be the most important document you ever sign. A will may be especially important after receiving a benefit payment. But if you’re like most Americans you don’t have one because the common belief is that wills are complicated, expensive, and must involve an attorney. With online will preparation, you’ll be taken step-by-step through a series of straightforward questions. After submitting your answers, you’ll receive a legal will, valid in all 50 states. All you’ll need to do is print and sign. With this document in hand you can have peace of mind knowing that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes.
Online will-preparation is available in addition to the financial planning services that VA already makes available at no cost to beneficiaries and TSGLI recipients. Now available online, financial planning helps individuals make the most of their insurance payment during an extremely difficult time in their lives. You simply enter your information into a secure website. A financial professional will then review the information provided and prepare a financial plan designed to assist you with your financial goals. If you have any questions, just call. Financial professionals are always available to speak to you about your financial plan or to provide quick answers to your financial questions. You can call as often as you like.
To learn more about online will preparation and financial planning services available to SGLI, FSGLI, VGLI beneficiaries and TSGLI recipients, please visit http://goo.gl/lerp6. To speak to a financial professional, please call FinancialPoint® at 888-243-7351. TSGLI recipients should call 800-428-3416.
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