The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection recently put out a guide for military veterans and souses to raise awareness on common tactics used to scam you out of pensions benefits. Read the guide below
Scammers are targeting the aid and attendance benefit, which is an increased monthly pension for veterans or their surviving spouses who are eligible for a VA pension and need help with activities of daily living, are bedridden, are patients in a nursing home, or have certain vision limitations.
Look out for:
- Offers to file an application to get you benefits or increase your pension for a fee
- Claims to get you benefits faster for a fee
- Advice to move your money so you’ll qualify for benefits
How to apply safely:
It’s free to apply. Call (800) 827-1000 for information.
Report scams targeting your aid and attendance benefit to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.
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