My Father, on A&A for just over 5 years, died at the end of October (10/29.) I notified the VA immediately (10/30), and as expected, they reversed their November payment. I received a letter from the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs the other day telling me I had to return (by personal check or money order) his A&A benefit from October - all of it! As for the past 5 years, his expenses exceeded his income from all sources - I've still had to pay for October's rent/meals at his assisted living place plus a few thousand dollars for additional care as his needs increased. Is it true that I need to write a check for the October benefits he received (living until the night of 10/29?) Thanks for your help!