I stumbled upon a very nice VA employee who is helping with the A&A application. He's been really great. He works for the VA and I overheard him talking when I was in the unemployment office...he has a desk there and works out of the same state office 3 days a week. He asked if my mother's social security amount was based on my mom or dad's employment. I have no idea....does it matter on these forms? I haven't actually looked at the forms...he's been telling me what documents I need (marriage certificate, etc.) We will then file the documents "downtown" at a larger VA office.