Tuesday, March 5, 2019

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Basic "Umbrella" of VA Benefits
3 CLE Hours for VA Accreditation / Agent's Study Course
Presenter:  Karen McIntyre, R.N., VA Accredited Agent
(Ideal for both accredited attorneys - agents, and for non-accredited individuals wishing to learn about VA)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cocktail Party
Sponsored by America's First Financial - All attendees and exhibitors welcome


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

6:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Breakfast and Registration
Sponsored by VAGA - All attendees and exhibitors welcome

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome and Announcements
Karen McIntyre and Don Quante

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Pension Eligibility and Medicaid Planning
Traveling thru the Kingdom
Speaker:  Jack Rosenkranz, Esq. and Karen McIntyre

10:30 AM  - 10:45 AM
Break/Visit with Exhibitors

10:45 AM -12:00 PM
Assessing Your Veteran for Service Connected Disability
Wading thru the Jurassic Maze
Speaker:  Aaron Drake, Esq.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch
All attendees and exhibitors welcome

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The Importance of Proper Medical Evidence
Avoiding the T-Rex
Speaker:  Karen McIntyre, R.N., VA Accredited Agent

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Accrued and Burial Benefits
Searching for Buried Treasure
Speaker:  Amanda Mineer, Esq.

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Break/Visit with Exhibitors

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Leveraging Other Professionals to Better Serve Your Clients
Let's Swim Together
Speakers:  Don Quante, Financial Advisor and Rudy Beck

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Open Forum (Q/A - Topics Chosen by Attendees)
Meet the Cast
All Speakers

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Informal "Jam Session" - Open Topics
Let's Get Together, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!
Facilitator:  Karen McIntyre


Thursday, March 7, 2019

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast
Sponsored by VAGA - All attendees and exhibitors welcome

9:00 AM -10:30 AM
VA Trust Planning
A Pirate's Trove
Speaker:  Rudy Beck

10:30 AM -10:45 AM
Break/Visit with Exhibitors

10:45 AM -12:00 PM
The Creative Uses of Balloon Style Annuities in VA Planning
A Whale of a Deal!
Speaker:  Don Quante

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch with Door Prize Drawings
All attendees and exhibitors welcome

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
What You Should Know about Department of Defense Benefits
Adding Some Enchantment
Speaker:  Aaron Drake

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Break/Visit with Exhibitors

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Understanding the VA Appeals Process
Handling the Shark Attack!
Speaker:  Amanda Mineer

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
Cinderella's Fairy Godmother
Speaker:  Karen McIntyre

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Open Forum (Q/A - Topics Chosen by Attendees)
Soaking Up the Sun
All Speakers


Friday, March 9, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Breakfast
Sponsored by VAGA - All attendees and exhibitors welcome

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
VA Health Benefits
Taking Care of the Boo-Boos
Speaker:  Jack Rosenkranz

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Walking Through a VA Pension Claim
Through the Looking Glass
Speaker:  Karen McIntyre

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Case Studies
Is It a Shark or a Dolphin?
Commentator:  Anthony Bradley, Esq.
Veterans Advocates Group of America, LLC
The World of VA
Veterans Benefits Conference
Conference Agenda

VAGA
Veterans Advocates
Group of America

2019 Veterans Benefits Conference
The World of VA
Orlando, FL
A Quick Look at the Agenda Topics

Pension Eligibility and Medicaid Planning

Assessing Your Veteran for Service Connected Disability

The Importance of Proper Medical Evidence

Accrued and Burial Benefits

Leveraging Other Professionals to Better Serve Your Clients

VA Trust Planning

The Creative Uses of Balloon Style Annuities in VA Planning

What You Should Know about Department of Defense Benefits

Understanding the VA Appeals Process

Dependency Indemnification Compensation (DIC)

VA Health Benefits

Walking thru a Pension Claim Form by Form

Case Studies