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Families of Disabled Veterans Struggle with Fiduciary Appointments

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

When an aging or disabled veteran can no longer manage their veterans’ benefits and military pensions, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may appoint a fiduciary to help take care of their financial affairs. In most cases, the VA strives to appoint a family member, but there have been several instances where a family must fight for their right to their loved one’s care.

Many military families are claiming unfair treatment when it comes to VA-appointed fiduciaries, from neglecting to select a family member first to ill-intentioned VA fiduciaries who mismanage the veterans’ finances. Families who are facing difficulty in getting a proper fiduciary assigned to their veterans’ financial affairs often battle these cases for years with little success.

Families involved in disputes over fiduciary appointments and management of their veterans’ financial matters are often brought into veterans appeals courts, where they may require a representative to support their case. 

If you collect veterans’ disability benefits, it is important that you make sure you have your wishes for your financial affairs in order while you are still in control. An experienced veterans’ disability representative can advise your family on how your disability pay can be counted in income calculations for various needs, as well as direct you to resources for protecting your future needs should you become severely incapacitated due to age or disability.

If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veterans’ disability rights firm today 1-(800)-800-3332.