My mother has been receiving Aid and Attendance benefits as a surviving spouse since 2009 however I have just received notice from VA that due to Cost of Living Increases in her Civil Service benefits they are reducing her VA benefits, however her expenses have increased dramatically over the years due to ever increasing levels of care. The last time I had to submit a "Statement in Support of Claim" was in 2012 and she was still able to sign the document. It never occurred to me to obtain an "Appointment Of Individual As Claimant's Representative" although I have always handled her and my deceased father's claim(s). I know the VA will not accept my POA. My mother is in a nursing home in late stages of Alzheimer's, she would have to be transported by ambulance to attend a hearing and then would not be able to answer any questions. She cannot do anything for herself. I have to file another Statement in support of claim to prevent the reduction in VA benefits but she cannot sign it Does anyone have any advice?