Just starting this process as I hope to get my mom moved into an assisted living facility in the next few months. I am collecting paperwork now. I have a copy of my dad's death certificate and a copy of the marriage certificate. Will these be sufficient or do I need official documents with a seal on them? Also am I correct in thinking that I don't need the DD214 if I have an older version of the form from when my dad was discharged? It is labelled WD AGO 53-55. Thank you for this site. I think it will be a great help as I go through this process.