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Want to gain VA accreditation as a claims attorney? First, complete and submit a VA Form 21a to the Department of Veterans Affairs as a prerequisite of the accreditation process. Then attend this CLE, listen and learn.
Nancy P. Gibson, Gibson Law Offices, PLLC; Missoula, Montana. Gibson is actively involved across Montana and nationally in the areas of elder law and special needs planning. She is a past director of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Special Needs Alliance."
Paula Jacobson, Woelber & Jacobson, LLC; Anchorage, Alaska. Jacobson's practice focuses on cases involving medical, health, and disability issues. She represents Social Security Disability and SSI clients throughout Alaska. She is an accredited VA attorney and a Registered Nurse.
Patricia Elrod-Hill, Elrod-Hill Law Firm, LLC; Atlanta, Georgia. Elrod-Hill concentrates her practice in the areas of Estate Planning and Elder and Disability Law. Patti is an owner of Legal Education Opportunities, LLC, and teaches Veterans Benefits nationally to other attorneys.
8:00 a.m. Registration begins
8:30 a.m. Overview of Veteran's Benefits, Basic Eligibility for VA Benefits, Claims Procedures, Representation before the VA
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Right to Appeal, Disability Compensation, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Pension Benefits
11:45 a.m. Questions
12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:15 p.m. Overview of Public Benefits, Overview of types of Special Needs Trusts
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Self Settled Trusts, Litigation Trusts, Estate Planning/Third Party Trusts
3:30 p.m. Local Procedures/Issues
4:00 p.m. Questions
4:15 p.m. Adjourn