I am just about ready to send in my binder for A & A. I have included the following. -Application 21-534 This is for my grandmother who is widowed -Certified Discharge papers -Marriage license -Death certificate -Physicians statement 21-2680 as well as statement from eye doctor. -Care provider certification of services from the skilled care she just left. FV13 -Statement from skilled care nurse that they provided for daily needs since fall. -Proof of payment to skilled care. -Attendant affidavit from caregiver who took over when she returned home last week. -Social Security benefit letter. -Income and expenses. -Form 4138 and 0845. -Cover letter asking to expedite due to age (93) and requesting back pay to the beginning of the skilled care in Sept. (I read there is a new rule where if there is proof you can sometimes get back pay) ---So does this look complete or is there too much?? And I have two questions: 1. Do I need a bank statement. The VA hotline said no need, but I don't know if I trust that answer. 2. Do I include life alert, depends, prescriptions, meals on wheels on expenses? OK one more...LOL...Does the 3 months in skilled care need to be listed under expenses or do they just want monthly recurring expenses starting with the caretaker check issued last week? Thanks soooo much!