I am getting together information to help my 82 year old mother (living in an Assisted Living Facility since late July of 2011) apply for the Aid and Attendance benefit on my stepfathers service time.He was a WW II vet and passed away in 2001.He was born near my mother back in the 1920s but moved away to another state before joining the army in 1943.Once out of the army he settled in Michigan and was married there and raised a family.My stepfather and Mom got in touch in the 1990s after both had lost their spouses.They married in 1994 and he relocated to the state where my mother lives.I only knew him about the last 7 years of his life when he and Mom ended living near me.We have obtained his discharge papers.There are some questions on form 21-534EZ I basically have no clue how to answer. Question 5. Has the veteran or surviving spouse ever filed a claim with VA? Since we do not know should we just fill it out anyway? Question 16: What are you claiming? DIC, Death Pension, or Accrued Benefits. I am assuming we are filling out for the pension with additional money for aid and attendance? Section II of the form--I do not know whether or not to fill any of this section out since I do not know if he had ever filed a claim or was receiving benefits. Section III I am assuming she will need to fill out this section since my mom and stepfather were each married to another before each other?