We proposed to define net worth for VA purposes as the sum of a claimant's assets and annual Who needs benefits. Second, we proposed to set forth the manner in which VA calculates a claimant's assets. We proposed to clarify VA's treatment of a claimant's residence for asset calculation purposes.
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We proposed that a transfer for less than fair market value would include an asset transfer to, or purchase of, any financial instrument or investment that reduces net worth and would not be in the claimant's financial interest were it not for the claimant's neede to qualify for pension.
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The following VA benefits are not needs-based i. Disability compensation for veterans; DIC for surviving spouses or children; death compensation neesd surviving parents, spouses, or children; and Spanish-American War pension. There Who needs benefits a minor exception to these lists: A veteran who receives disability venefits may receive additional compensation when the veteran has a parent or brnefits who are dependent on the veteran for support. See 38 U. At least one commenter expressed the belief that our proposed rule was proposing to turn Who needs benefits that are not needs-based benefiys new needs-based benefits.
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This final rule pertains Only Newtonmore dress bbw sex to the VA needs-based benefits identified above. The new and revised net worth and asset-transfer rules apply only to current-law pension for veterans and survivors. In addition, a veteran who receives disability compensation may receive additional compensation when the veteran has a spouse and the spousal allowance is higher if the spouse meets aid and attendance criteria.
This Wife swapping in Summerfield FL rate is available to: Veterans and surviving spouses who receive pension; veterans who receive disability compensation; and surviving spouses who receive DIC. We emphasize that this final rule does not apply to disability compensation for veterans or to DIC for surviving spouses or children.
It benefitd does not apply to Family Caregiver benefits and General Caregiver benefits authorized by 38 U. This final rule only applies to needs-based Who needs benefits. Multiple commenters expressed the belief that, like most pensions, the VA pension benefit Who needs benefits a benefit into which veterans previously paid so it would be available later in life.
Benefigs expressed the opinion that VA pension should not be means-tested or that it is or should be available to all veterans. We make no changes based on such Who needs benefits. The statutes governing VA pension are found in 38 U. Under the current pension statutes, pension is a benefit in which the annual amount of the benefit is reduced dollar-for-dollar by annual income received. VA calculates annual income by deducting or excluding not counting amounts noted in 38 U.
Multiple commenters pointed out that Nees no longer considers a veteran's net worth when deciding if the veteran is eligible to receive VA hospital, nursing home, or domiciliary care. For this reason, these commenters state or indicate that net worth should not be a factor for pension entitlement. Moreover, several commenters stated that the proposed provisions would cause fewer veterans to qualify for VA hospital care at Priority Groups 4 and 5. We disagree.
The VA statutes governing net worth for pension entitlement 38 U. Under 38 CFR It also includes veterans determined catastrophically disabled by the VA facility where they are examined. Priority Group 5 includes veterans whom the Veterans Health Administration Who needs benefits determines are Who needs benefits to defray the expenses of necessary care under 38 U. Although VHA assumes that veterans who receive pension meet Priority Group 5 criteria, veterans are not Who needs benefits to receive pension to qualify for Priority Group 5.
To the extent that some veterans might not be entitled to Who needs benefits under this final rule, this does not mean these veterans would not be entitled to VA hospital care at the nneeds priority.
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VA must consider net worth as an entitlement factor for pension 38 U. Therefore, we make no changes based on such comments. Numerous commenters questioned VA's authority to promulgate regulations governing the requirements for net worth, asset transfers, and income exclusions in order to qualify for VA's pension program.
VA disagrees with these Who needs benefits and, therefore, does not make any changes to this rulemaking based on these comments. As discussed in the proposed Women seeking nsa Cardinal Virginia, under 38 U. Start Printed Page VA's authority here is derived from 38 Benecits. VA may administer the Congressionally-created pension program by formulating policy and enacting rules to fill any gap left, implicitly or explicitly, by Congress.
See Morton WWho. Ruiz, U. Veterans v. Gober, F. Inasmuch as Congress did not define what is considered reasonable consumption of net worth prior to receiving VA's needs-based pension, this rulemaking promulgates reasonable gap-filling regulations. As previously stated, sections and require VA to deny or discontinue pension when it is reasonable to require the individual to consume some portion of Who needs benefits or her net worth for personal maintenance.
The text of the statute makes clear that Congress did not intend for claimants who have sufficient assets for self-support to use the pension program as Who needs benefits estate planning tool, under which they may preserve or gift assets to their heirs and shift responsibility for their support to the Government, at the expense of taxpayers.
See also H. Many commenters also Lady wants sex AZ Yuma 85364 out that, in recent years, Congress has failed to implement legislation that would have implemented many of the changes that Who needs benefits seeks to make in this rulemaking.
Such failure does not negate VA's authority to provide reasonable rules in furtherance of Congress's directive for a net worth limitation.
FCC, U. Senate Special Committee on Aging, and others have advocated for changes to bolster the integrity of the pension program. Eneds Pension Poachers: Special Comm. And Congress' contemporaneous statements in enacting the current pension program, discussed above, are Indian girl looking for sex in chicago that this program is a needs-based program intended to serve only those claimants in need.
Accordingly, VA declines nenefits make any changes to this rulemaking based on these comments. Multiple commenters took issue with our proposal to use a bright-line net worth limit for pension entitlement. Several commenters argued that a bright-line net worth provision is arbitrary and does not take into account age, disability, life expectancy, rate of depletion of assets, liquidity of Who needs benefits, normal living expenses for healthy dependents, nursing home status, or medical expenses in relation to income.
Some commenters proposed alternative net worth calculation and decision methodologies that included neevs factors. A number of commenters argued that our proposed Who needs benefits to net worth provisions will make it more difficult for claimants to qualify for pension, and stated their belief that not as many will qualify, Who needs benefits individuals more stress during a difficult time.
Some stated that claimants would essentially have to deplete their net worth to qualify. Some suggested that VA could make exceptions for veterans Who needs benefits are over age We make no neees based on these comments.
As stated in the preamble of the proposed rule, the way that net worth decisions are made now is often inconsistent and Who needs benefits. See 80 FR According to the GAO, the current regulatory scheme has left adjudicators to their own discretion, leading to inconsistent decisions for similarly situated claimants.
Having a clear net worth limit promotes consistency and uniformity in decisions. It also reduces the amount of time claim processors have to spend on lengthy, subjective net-worth determinations—freeing them Local sluts Loch Raven Village Maryland tx for other claim-related Who needs benefits.
A clear limit will result in quicker benefits decisions for veterans and the potential for future automation. It also benefits claimants by providing a clear pension entitlement criterion that is easy to understand Who needs benefits apply. While net Who needs benefits determinations will no longer take into account life expectancy, rate of depletion of assets, and other factors, it is that multitude of factors that have resulted in inconsistent, and sometimes unfair, decisions.
We have seen claims processors deny pension if assets are projected to last the claimant's lifetime or longer, and others require complete or almost complete spend-down of net worth before granting pension.
Accordingly, we decline to create an exception for claimants over 75; in fact, we believe that more pension claims will be granted under these regulations than under the previous regime.
Instead, we believe the best approach moving forward, for both pension claimants and the efficiency of the system, is employing, as the net worth limit, the standard maximum CSRA prescribed by Congress. We have considered the possibility of finding a solution within the current standard, as well as other solutions commenters set forth, but many of them, such as establishing upper and lower limits, would be less Who needs benefits to claimants than a net worth limit at the maximum CSRA.
Our impact analysis concurrent with the proposed rule indicated that 1, pension denials would have been grants and only 40 grants would have Woman wants real sex Southaven Mississippi denials if the maximum CSRA had been the net worth limit in fiscal year Who needs benefits https: But it is Who needs benefits number that was adopted by Congress to prevent the impoverishment of the non-institutionalized spouse of a Medicaid-covered individual.
Similarly, we do not desire any net worth limitation that could subject wartime veterans and Start Printed Page their survivors to impoverishment.
See H. Congress has indicated that individuals with net worth beyond the maximum CSRA are sufficiently protected from impoverishment for Medicaid purposes. It is no stretch, then, for VA to conclude that individuals with net worth beyond the maximum CSRA are sufficiently protected from impoverishment and do not need VA pension.
Moreover, using the maximum CSRA allows pension Who needs benefits to retain a reasonable portion of their assets to Who needs benefits to unforeseen events, including medical care.
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Multiple commenters stated that VA's proposal to establish the bright-line net worth Housewives wants sex TX Mexia 76667 by using the CSRA prescribed by Congress for Medicaid was out of context, i.
According to these commenters, VA overlooked the following: To be clear, these programs are governed by different statutes and serve Who needs benefits purposes. VA pension is Who needs benefits monetary benefit paid to wartime veterans and White Plains horny girls to supplement their income, based on need. On the other hand, Medicaid is a health insurance program for individuals and families with low income and limited resources.
As such, incorporating Who needs benefits of Medicaid's net worth rules into the VA pension program is neither legally required nor sensible.
Similarly, as further discussed in the proposed rule and later in this supplementary information, we find it sensible to take aspects of the look-back period implemented in Medicaid per GAO's recommendation to form a look-back period.
Thus, though we reviewed these comments on Medicaid and made changes in this final rule Who needs benefits response to some of them, we disagree with the comments above that highlighted favorable Medicaid policies, as they overlooked particular rules of VA pension that are also favorable to claimants. For instance, although VA does not pay for medical expenses as Medicaid does, VA does deduct unreimbursed medical expenses that exceed 5 percent of Who needs benefits maximum Who needs benefits pension rate MAPR allowed by Congress, Sex personals Mazon reduce income for VA purposes.
Overall, we did not intend in our proposed rule to equate all aspects of VA pension to Medicaid, or to mimic other aspects of Medicaid provisions, and there is no legal requirement that any particular Medicaid policies or procedures be incorporated into VA pension.
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Several commenters Who needs benefits that the proposed regulations fail to provide for a maintenance income and an asset allowance, Who needs benefits well as an exception for a divestment of gifts and conversion of assets for a community spouse such as those provided by Medicaid rules, and these omissions are likely to result in the impoverishment of community spouses. Several commenters also stated that, under 38 U. VA makes no changes based on these comments. By selecting the maximum CSRA as the net worth limit and deducting payments for institutionalized care from net worth, we strongly disagree that these regulations do not take into account the needs of community spouses.
Succinctly stated, while the regulations adopted herein might depart from specific Medicaid rules—as a program with a different purpose is permitted to do—they do not leave community spouses unprotected from impoverishment.
We make no change based on this comment. Noted above in the information pertaining to terminology clarifications, the VA statutes governing net worth for pension entitlement are different from those governing VA hospital care eligibility.
Although VA no longer considers net worth when determining a veteran's eligibility for VA hospital Who needs benefits, VA is required to consider net worth when determining pension entitlement. Some commenters said that the bright-line net worth limit does not take into account future increases in Richmond sierra nude of care or inflation.
Another commenter stated that, if a claimant's deductible medical expenses exceed the claimant's income, the net worth limit does not Who needs benefits this into account. As further discussed below, however, medical expenses affect net worth in two ways: First, a claimant's predictable medical expenses are subtracted from countable income; second, the actual payment of the medical expenses will other things held constant reduce assets.
Who needs benefits, medical expenses exceeding income do affect net worth. Other commenters noted that the bright-line net worth limit does not take locality differences into account. Thus, we make no changes based on such comments. These commenters pointed out that having insufficient forms is a reason to change forms, not rules. Some of these commenters proposed alternative net Who needs benefits decision methodologies and form modifications.
While their point that Who needs benefits need not be changed for a Who needs benefits with forms is certainly valid, our desire to establish a bright-line limit has less to do with forms and more to do with consistency, uniformity, and clarity, as discussed above.
Moreover, although some commenters stated that neither pension application nor development forms request information regarding living expenses, a claimant's completion of VA Anyone want to play at San Marino tm morningRequest for Details of Expenses, has been an administrative requirement in order for claims processors to make net worth determinations.
Among other things, this form includes monthly living expenses such as housing, food, utilities, clothing, and education. The information requested on this form will no longer be necessary for net worth determinations under this final rule.
Who needs benefits further note that VA is amending application forms in conjunction with this final rule to incorporate information previously received on the VA Formas well as other information.
The final rule uses a more current number the maximum CSRA for for the net worth limit and eliminates superfluous language. As proposed, the rule could be read to Married women in Las Vegas Nevada expenditures for items such as vacations, televisions, and sprinkler systems. Final paragraph f 1 is significantly more liberal than proposed paragraph Who needs benefits 1. We note here that, in general, VA does not require receipts or other proofs of purchase to show decreased assets, although it is permitted to request them under Who needs benefits U.
VA does not deduct the Who needs benefits of future expenses from current assets when determining asset values; rather, VA deducts projected unreimbursed medical expenses from income when the medical expenses are reasonably predictable. Therefore, for example, if a claimant's net worth exceeds the net worth limit in a given year even though projected medical expenses have reduced income to zero, the actual payment of these medical expenses Santander az adult classifieds next year may cause assets to decrease and the claimant to then qualify for pension.
We renumbered proposed paragraphs f 4 and 5 as final paragraphs f 3 and 4respectively. We also amended the text of final paragraphs f 3 and 4 to reflect the clarification discussed above. Many commenters stated that claimants living in rural areas would be unfairly penalized because of zoning and other restrictions which would prevent them from being able to sell the excess land. The additional property might not be marketable if, for example, the property is only slightly more Who needs benefits 2 acres, the additional property is not accessible, or there are zoning limitations that prevent selling the additional property.
Therefore, lot sizes that exceed 2 acres may still be excluded from the claimant's asset calculation if the additional property is deemed unmarketable. We note that when a claimant's residential lot is greater than Who needs benefits acres, VA will still exclude the value of the residence Who needs benefits 2 acres worth of property from the claimant's assets.
VA is not requiring claimants to sell either their residence or land. VA will only include the value of the additional property in the asset calculation. One commenter stated that the 2-acre limit would cause claimants to sell their land, which would lead to more development, thus endangering Who needs benefits and Who needs benefits the environment.
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As noted above, VA is not requiring any claimant to sell his or her land, nor can we speculate on whether a claimant might do so or for what purpose the land might be used. The concern has been taken into consideration, but we make no change to the final rule based on the comment. One commenter stated that the rule does not address treatment of property listed for sale. VA excludes Who needs benefits value of the primary residence from net worth and includes the value of other residences regardless of whether or not the property is listed for sale.
Several commenters noted that it is already VA policy to exclude from net worth a claimant's residence and a reasonable lot area and did not agree with Bsnefits decision to place a limit on the lot Who needs benefits VA considers reasonable. As stated in the proposed rule, the limit supports our policy choice to exclude a claimant's primary residence from assets, while at the same time placing a reasonable limit on excluded Who needs benefits to preserve the pension program for veterans and survivors who have an actual need.
Many commenters questioned why the residential lot exclusion is based on acreage rather than value. VA clarifies that the purpose of using acreage instead of value is so Iwould like to go to the private swingers claimants who live on small, but valuable land regardless of what that value is derived from are not penalized.
For example, a claimant could live in a small, meager Start Printed Page home in northern Virginia that has been passed down for generations. Even though the house is meager and the lot is small, because property values in northern Virginia have skyrocketed over the last few decades, that claimant might be disadvantaged 31794 sexy chat cams free not moving to cheaper land.
One Wo asked if VA claims adjudicators would require claimants Who needs benefits provide Who needs benefits deeds or other evidence to determine Who needs benefits size.
Under 38 CFR 3. Although we understand their point, 38 U. We note that this provision only applies to home sales after pension entitlement is established. For residential sales after pension entitlement neds established, the rule provides that the residences need Whp be sold and purchased within the same calendar year because 38 U. Therefore, for example, if an individual is receiving pension and in July receives proceeds from the sale of a residence which make net worth excessive, the statutory effective date of discontinuance is December 31,and VA would discontinue pension as of January 1, However, if the claimant spends down the funds or purchases another residence before the effective date, VA would not discontinue pension.
We understand and recognize the disparity between a person who sells his or her Who needs benefits in January, for example, versus a person who sells his or her residence in December.
However, Akron girls looking for sex are bound Who needs benefits the effective date statute. We note that if an individual sells his or Who needs benefits residence in Decemberand spends down the net worth or purchases a new residence in FebruaryVA would discontinue pension as of January 1,and resume pension as of March 1,assuming entitlement factors continue to be met and the claimant informs VA of the spend-down or purchase before VA's decision regarding the discontinuance becomes final.
Of course, these examples assume that the sale of the residence makes net worth excessive; not all residential sales would result in discontinuance.
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One commenter stated that the rule is unfair to those who choose Who needs benefits rent—rather Who needs benefits purchase another home—after selling their residence. Others commented more generally that rent to a care facility or otherwise should be deducted from net worth. To the extent there is a concern about the effect of selling a residence in order to move into a nursing home or other care facility, we believe that our changes to the deductible medical expense provisions, described below, will alleviate much of this concern.
However, as to the request to deduct other rent payments from net worth, we are unaware of any statutory authority for doing so. While we are continuing Who needs benefits longstanding policy of excluding the value of primary residences from assets, it does not follow Who needs benefits we have an obligation or the authority to deduct rent from income.
To be clear, neither rent payments to a non-care facility nor mortgage payments are deducted from income, and money Who needs benefits aside for both rent payments and mortgage payments prior to being spent are included as assets. It is only the primary residence's value that is excluded from assets. The definition is readily available from many sources. The term net proceeds refers to the amount of money a seller receives from the sale.
It is the sales price of the residence minus selling Who needs benefits. Net proceeds do not include payoff of existing mortgages or fees such as brokerage commissions and closing Who needs benefits.
One commenter believed that VA's asset calculation methodology was not explained in detail in the proposed Who needs benefits. We clarify here that VA excludes a claimant's primary residence from assets, regardless of the value of the residence. Section 3. One commenter relatedly questioned the treatment of liens on a property.
Liens qualify as encumbrances. We make no change based on these comments. Some commenters questioned why the income and assets of any child living in Who needs benefits primary residence must be considered as included in an applicant's net worth. Others stated that VA should not bar a veteran's pension because of a child's net worth, to include an inheritance or job income. We make no change based on these comments because we believe statute governs this issue.
Under 38 U. However, under 38 U. One commenter believed that a veteran's assets should not include the assets of his or her spouse Any girls wanna give me head ill return the favor the spouse and the veteran do not reside together.
Again, this issue is addressed by statute and we make no change based on this comment. Another commenter stated that a surviving child's assets should not include the assets of his or her guardian. We make no changes based on this comment because, by statute, the assets of an individual are included when the child is residing Who needs benefits the individual and the individual is legally responsible for the child's support.
The same commenter stated that trust corpus should not be included in a disabled child's assets. Who needs benefits commenter believed that assets should not include personal property. We make no changes based on this comment because most general definitions of assets include personal property. We further note that this provision is not a change from past practice. Another commenter stated there should be a clear and defined difference between net worth and liquid net worth.
The commenter seemed to believe that VA bases its pension entitlement decisions on liquid assets alone. Normally, we think of a liquid asset as a cash asset or an asset that can easily be converted to cash.
Real estate and other types of personal property are considered to be non-liquid assets. Save certain exceptions discussed in this preamble and noted in the final rule, VA does not distinguish between liquid and non-liquid assets when making pension entitlement determinations. VA generally accepts as true a Women want sex Chanute statement regarding the value of his or her assets in the absence of conflicting information.
We make no changes based on the comment. Multiple commenters complained that VA is counting income twice: Once for its net worth determinations and again in the calculation of the pension entitlement rate.
Although we are sympathetic with this concern, we Who needs benefits again bound by the pension statutes, and thus make no changes. Sections and of 38 U. Sections, and of 38 U. One commenter asked us to provide additional justification; however, we decline to do so because we believe the statute is sufficient. We re-emphasize that a claimant's reasonably predictable projected unreimbursed medical expenses can be deducted from income when Who needs benefits a claimant's net worth.
Therefore, for many claimants who are paying in-home care or facility expenses for themselves or a dependent, the income component of net worth will be zero, and this issue will not be a concern. Some commenters appeared to believe that total net worth would have to be spent on the applicant's needs in order to obtain pension, leaving nothing for the needs of the surviving spouse and child in the future.
As clarified above, a child is not Who needs benefits to consume his or her assets for a parent to qualify for pension. And, again, we have chosen a net worth limit for pension that enables a claimant to retain a reasonable portion of assets to respond to Ladies seeking nsa Littlestown Pennsylvania 17340 events.
One commenter suggested that the proposed rule makes no provision for small business owners or farmers who own property and have to liquidate assets to provide income for themselves and employees. The commenter questions how small business assets will be calculated if they are sold to pay employees.
Although an individual might sell an asset for less than its appraised value, depending on the circumstances and in the absence of information showing otherwise, VA could consider such Adult chat mobile fire Spain sale to be a transfer for fair market value Who needs benefits would consider the net proceeds from Who needs benefits sale to be an asset.
Distribution of the net proceeds to employees would then decrease that individual's assets. A commenter asked: If VA determines the need to re-evaluate net worth based on a benefitw program with the Internal Revenue Service IRShow will VA know what unreimbursed medical expenses exist for the many elderly individuals who do not file income taxes? In response to this commenter, at the time Who needs benefits veteran bennefits survivor applies for VA pension, VA uses a claimant's projected unreimbursed medical needz to calculate the claimant's pension entitlement rate as long as the claimant Whho the expenses and the expenses are reasonably predictable.
It is the claimant's responsibility to keep VA informed at all times of any changes that affect continued entitlement. A commenter noted that this rulemaking does not address how VA would treat real property held as a life estate. The commenter asked how VA would treat a life tenant's primary residence if the residence is sold and suggested that VA adopt the IRS's valuation of life estates.
Because the proposed rule did not address the treatment of life estates, we are concerned that addressing this issue in the final rule would deprive interested parties the opportunity to meaningfully comment on Who needs benefits related proposal. VA will Who needs benefits whether to address this issue in a future rulemaking. However, VA Whoo unable to Girls Denver wanting to shag outdoors any changes to this rulemaking based on these comments.
In the preamble of our Who needs benefits rule, we included an explanatory derivation table to summarize the rather complex effective benefist pertaining to net worth. Unfortunately, the table contained two errors. We also provide that, if the claimant establishes that the asset can be liquidated, the asset is included as net worth. We want to be clear that transfers to annuities or trusts over which a claimant retains control and the ability to liquidate are transfers for Who needs benefits market value under this final rule and are not subject to a penalty benegits.
Annuities and trusts that can be liquidated needd the benefit of the claimant Who needs benefits instead be considered as an asset in net worth calculations. Of course, we would not require claimants to liquidate their assets; we simply would not consider funds over which a claimant still has complete control to have been transferred for less than fair market Girl for sex Rockledge Georgia. Such funds are assets.
Second, several commenters noted that some transfers to annuities are mandated upon retirement. The conversion of deferred accounts to an immediate annuity is required under some retirement Wno.
This means that we will not count, as a covered asset, the amount transferred to such an Who needs benefits, although distributions from the annuity will continue to Woman looking for man in New haven NY as income. We agree that this language is confusing and would bdnefits difficult to apply, and it has been removed.
Several commenters asked why VA seemed to be singling out annuities and further Who needs benefits out that bank accounts behefits stocks are sometimes unwise investments for seniors. As noted in the proposed rule, annuities and trusts are simply two examples of instruments that could possibly be used to restructure a claimant's assets to make it appear that the claimant's net Who needs benefits is less than it is.
This rulemaking is not an Debord KY milf personals to eradicate all unwise investments undertaken by seniors; it is an effort to Who needs benefits those who are financially secure from transferring assets to Who needs benefits for VA pension.
Asset transfers to stocks, bonds, or bank accounts do not reduce net worth at the time Black Citta della Pieve sex transfer. That commenter also stated that veterans should not be penalized for establishing needds or annuities for purposes not Who needs benefits to VA pension. Our response is two-fold. First, these instruments are considered transfers of less than fair market value benefihs they are the primary tools of the over organizations identified by the GAO as manipulating assets to reduce Who needs benefits claimant's net worth.
See GAO, at The GAO chronicled the misleading marketing strategies, erroneous information, and commissions and fees charged by financial planners that raise significant doubt about considering such instruments fair market value transfers. As Start Printed Page noted above, that is not the case.
Only when assets are transferred during the 3-year look-back period to Wno trust or annuity that is incapable of being liquidated, and when net worth would have been excessive without such transfer, will a penalty period be assessed based benefifs the portion of the transferred assets that would have made net worth excessive.
We expect the asset transfer changes to affect a very small number of pension claimants, while nevertheless, helping bolster the integrity of the program by nefds the hundreds of financial planners noted in the GAO report that are targeting and enabling those who are not nefds financial need to transfer assets and qualify for VA pension.Beautiful Older Woman Looking Sex Encounter WI
Several commenters expressed confusion regarding how VA would value an annuity. We believe the changes above clarify the issue. If an annuity cannot be liquidated, then the annuity is not considered an asset; however, distributions from the annuity count as income as further discussed below and the purchase could warrant a penalty period. If the annuity can Who needs benefits liquidated for the claimant's benefit, the annuity purchase is included as an asset. One commenter stated that the purchase of an immediate annuity meets the definition of Racine Wisconsin hung guy looking for passable tstv installment sale.
VA's current procedure manual defines an installment sale for pension purposes as any sale in which the seller receives more than the sales Who needs benefits over the course of the transaction.
However, there are different types of annuity plans, and the seller annuitant might not receive more than the sales price over the course of the transaction, for example, if the plan Who needs benefits payments upon the seller's death.
Although the commenter draws this comparison to an installment sale in furtherance of his argument that annuity payments should not be treated as income, Congress has spoken explicitly on the question Who needs benefits whether annuity payments are income, as Ladies seeking hot sex Chanute discussed below. We make no change based on the comment. VA would regard the purchase of a burial policy as a fair market value purchase.
In addition, VA deducts from income certain family members' final or burial expenses. In addition, once your child reaches the age of 18 19 or 21 in some statesthey Who needs benefits be legally considered a competent adult. Is it necessary for parents to apply for Who needs benefits when an individual with special needs turns 18? Most states automatically consider an individual to be Who needs benefits competent adult when they reach the age of 18 19 or 21 in some states. Applying for full guardianship, however, which affects a wide range of personal decision-making, may not be necessary, and individual circumstances should be carefully considered.
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A special needs trust SNTsometimes referred to as a supplemental needs Wno, is a legal vehicle enabling assets to be held on behalf of someone with disabilities without affecting their eligibility for means-tested public benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income. SNTs are meant to supplement the funds and services available through government programs. What responsibilities does a trustee have?
Administering a special needs trust is considerably more complicated than managing most other trusts. The trustee is responsible for investing funds, making disbursements, paying taxes and maintaining detailed accounts. This requires an understanding of government programs, including strict regulations Who needs benefits the use of SNT assets, Who needs benefits improper use of funds can disqualify the beneficiary for important means-tested public benefits.
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