An Intro to Veterans Benefits Planning

Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., ET

Presented by: Mike Weeks, CELA, The Weeks Group Estate Planning and Elder Law Firm

Whether you are looking to satisfy your 3 hours of continuing education credit with the VA, or just looking to add Veterans Benefits planning to your elder law practice, this webinar is for you. By learning about the various programs offered through the VA, you can help Veterans and their spouses access important healthcare benefits, help pay for long term care, and help them understand how to obtain critical disability benefits if they were disabled as a result of their service.
This 3-hour webinar (which includes one 15 minute break), will cover a number of benefits provided by the VA Benefits Administration and the VA Health Care Administration. If you are looking to satisfy your 3-hour CLE requirement as an accredited attorney, we’ve got you covered.
Not yet accredited? Visit the VA General Counsel website for everything you need to apply for accreditation.
  1. Representation before the VA
    1. Attorney Accreditation
    2. Fees
  2. Claims Procedures
    1. VA Structure
    2. Types of Claims and Process
  3. Basic VA Eligibility
    1. Basic Requirements
    2. Service Connection
    3. Ratings
  4. Disability Compensation
  5. Dependency & Indemnity Compensation
  6. Improved Pension
    1. Service Requirements
    2. Dates of War
    3. Disability Requirements
    4. Means Test
    5. Asset Limit
  7. Appeals
    1. Notice of Disagreement
    2. Understanding the new appeals processes

CLE: Qualifies for 3 hours of VA CLE under 38 C.F.R. § 14.629(b)(iii) for attorneys in every state.
Pre-approved: AR, CA, NJ, NY, OK, PA. Attorney will self apply in states not listed. 

You should be accredited by the VA prior to taking this course. This will cover the topics required for initial accreditation CLE. This course also qualifies for renewal CLE for already accredited attorneys. For additional information on VA Attorney Accreditation, please visit our Attorney Accreditation page or the VA's FAQ page.

Can't join us live? This event will be recorded and provided 2-3 days following the live event for all registrants.