I am nearly ready to submit the A & A application for my father-in-law (Veteran) and his two dependents (disabled wife of 63 yrs and mentally disabled daughter). Medicare is their only source of income and they currently pay for an in-home caregiver. All I have left to do is have their doctor fill out form 21-2680. However, yesterday my father-in-law had a fall and broke his hip. He’s hospitalized and scheduled for hip surgery. If all goes well following the surgery he’ll go to 2 weeks of rehab then return home. Two questions: 1. Should I wait and have the 21-2680 filled out after he gets home? (His wife and daughter are in desperate need already!) In other words, should I go ahead and file the application and the 21-2680 now with an explanation on his current status, or wait until his condition is stabilized? Or maybe just file the 21-4138 for now? 2. Which doctor should fill out his form – regular doctor or attending physician at the hospital, surgeon, etc.? Thanks in advance for any help on this. The VeteranAid.org Forum has been such a HUGE help already in this process.