I've scheduled an introductory appointment with the local VA Hospital for my 92 year old veteran Dad, a stroke survivor who receives a modest (but critical) monthly A&A check. I'm beginning to wonder if this was a big mistake because the doctor will likely report his vascular dementia which may trigger the fiduciary process. A few years ago, my parents trusted an LPN with an unhealthy self interest who left them with more life than money (including a big tax debt for home care). Then they appointed me as their POA. In an effort to make ends meet, I scheduled this appointment so that we can start redirecting money for his Rx, OTC, and DME to the tax debt. Does anyone know if they disqualify a candidate for fiduciary if they're still in the midst of resolving a mess? Do they disregard candidates who are unable to travel to the veteran's home? Scarier yet... could they begin withholding benefits until the issue of a fiduciary is resolved? Keep your fingers crossed for us, please?