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.
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
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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