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Vets, Don’t Miss Out on ‘Hidden Benefits’

June 5, 2017

From the Kiplinger Magazine website

After his grandfather died more than a decade ago, Lamarr Couser and his family were caught by surprise when the funeral director asked whether the World War II veteran was covered by a life insurance policy from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Couser, who is himself a U.S. Navy veteran and former National Guardsman, wasn’t aware of the VA life insurance, a $10,000 policy for disabled veterans who might otherwise be denied private coverage, nor had he yet applied for it. His grandfather didn’t have it, either. “I was shocked,” he says. “It must be one of the best-kept secrets there is.”

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