Thanks in advance for the help and the forum. A couple of quick questions: I have what I think is a complete package: DD214, Social Security Benefit Ltr, Bank Statements for 120 days (there are no other resources), VA Form 21-2680, Statement from the Assisted Living Facility, Dr Records, Cover letter describing the situation and asking it to be expedited - My dad is 82 and very few resources. We filed the Informal Claim, The local VA office provided a VA Pension Worksheet that documents his income (Only SSN for 950 a month), VA Form 21-0845 3rd Party Disclosure. Do we need any other documents - the local office provided a checklist but I don't see where I can document his other medical expenses. the ALF shows $2425 a month - Do we need the VA Form 21-8416? Anything else that we should provide? Also they recommended we meet woth a local VA Service Officer but the first appt is almost a month away. My dad will exhaust every dollar in his savings to cover the gap between the ALF costs and SSN in 7 months. SHould we wait for appt - We asked to get in with any cancellation. Any help with things we should know to get it right the first time would be greatly appreciated. THANKS !!!!