Millions of Americans manage money or property for a loved one who’s unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. To help financial caregivers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or the CFPB, worked closely with the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging to prepare four (4) consumer guides: Help for agents under a.. read more →

U.S. states offer Veterans a wide range of benefits. State representatives provided the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with a list of the most popular benefit available to Veterans in each state. Readers can find the list of the most popular VA benefit in each state on the VA website, here: A description of.. read more →

A new website has been launched to help veterans appeal a denial of VA benefits on their own or request a free attorney to help with the appeal. The website, at, was launched by two organizations: the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, which provides free legal counsel to veterans and their families, and Pro Bono.. read more →

Typically, field examiners from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) conduct periodic investigations of fiduciaries who handle the monthly compensation or pension payments made by the VA to veterans and their dependents to insure the appropriate use of funds. Fiduciaries as well as the claimants themselves are often unnecessarily concerned about these investigations. Although it.. read more →

When a veteran, or his/her survivor, has been awarded benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) but is unable to manage his/her VA funds as a result of injury, disease, advanced age, or being under age 18, the VA appoints a fiduciary. The purpose of the VA’s fiduciary program is to ensure VA benefit.. read more →