My father will be 94 in a few days. He resides in an assisted living facility and is private pay for all expenses there. He is a veteran of WWII and has never applied for benefits from the VA. He is definitely below the asset limit and has half of his monthly assisted living charge paid by his children. Prior to assisted living, he spent 7 months in a nursing home on private pay. As I start this process, I have a question. 1. If I send an Intent to File for benefits for Dad, will Intent to File exclude his paperwork from consideration for FDC? I've already requested DD-214. I've also started some of the paperwork you list on your site. I would like to have consideration for benefits for him to start as soon as possible before we are unable to continue paying for assisted living. I think I can have all of his paperwork ready within a week. I visited a VSO a few months ago and was given a health benefits form but received no forms for pension or aid and attendance. Thank you again for your site. I apologize if my question is answered elsewhere on the site. I have been reading and copying as much info as I can. I'm sure I will have more questions.