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Is there a look back period for determining non-service related VA benefits?

Specifically nonservice related pension benefits
Status: Open    Mar 10, 2015 - 08:27 AM

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Mar 29, 2015 - 08:51 AM

If you mean is there a look back period for Asset transfers, no, currently there is no look back period - however, the VA posted a regulation to implement a 3 year look back - the comment period ended on that proposal on March 24, 2015. There were a lot of descenting opinions, so whether it will be inacted or not remains to be seen. On of the items people were askign for is a grandfather clause.

If you mean look back for your medical condition then no, you can be fine one day, have a stroke and apply that day.



Jul 23, 2015 - 12:57 PM

There is currently no look back period for the VA pension benefits you describe, and no penalty for the making of gifts prior to applying for benefits. The VA has proposed regulations to implement a three-year look back period, but the regulations have yet to be finalized or go into effect.
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