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Veterans Agency Tells Soldiers’ Families Their Money Is Safe


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is writing about 10,000 beneficiaries of military and veterans’ life insurance policies to say that payments held in Prudential Financial Inc. accounts are safe and can be withdrawn at any time.

“We want to assure you that the life insurance benefit is secure and available to you,” said the letter, signed by Thomas Lastowka, director of a Philadelphia VA office that administers group life insurance programs for U.S. soldiers and veterans.