Well, I've done it. This morning sent off the VA form 21-4138, Certified, return receipt requested. The lady at the post office said it should arrive Monday. I am excited!!! I posted the other day November 28, 2012 (TIMING) to find out what time of the month is good to get the clock started. I feel a sense of relief that I have started the process for my Dad. Since posting here on October 17, 2012 (Starting the process) I have been busy putting this together. Notes to myself and thinking, kind of starts to hurt your brain sometimes!!! I have a basic sort of "Table of Contents" started on my computer so all I have to do is complete and print...WORK IN PROGRESS Due to my Dad's age, (87) I found a great template here in a posting for the letter to request the application be expedited if at all possible. All I have to do is put in the information I am waiting on to print and put in my folder...WORKING COPY *EVEN THOUGH THE NEWSLETTER DEBBIE POSTED SAID THEY WEREN'T DOING THIS ANYMORE, I'M SENDING IT ANYWAY.... VA form 21-526 (Sep 2009) Saved this on my computer and for the most part I have it completed will just need to place some bank balances in at the end of the month and have my Dad sign and date. I have double checked all areas and made sure there is a N/A or 00.00 in the spaces....(read that it important here!) WORK IN PROGRESS Supporting Documentation for Medicare Supplement we just got for my Dad..Copies of payment to Insurance company and ID card. Proof of one of his medical costs each month. DONE CAREGIVER AGREEMENT...ready for us to sign today. After my post on November 16, 2012 (THREE QUESTIONS)DONE Copy of my VA 21-4138 we sent today. When I receive the return receipt, I will also copy and place in my folder. Also, whatever correspondence I receive from them will copy and place in the documentation. DONE Military Records- Copy of Dad's DD214 and Reserve papers... DONE Social Security Wage Statement- This is a copy for 2012...I'm waiting for the 2013 one to arrive to copy and place..this is his only form of income. DONE VA-form 21-2680 ( June 2008) COMPLETED Physician's form...Bless their hearts!!! They were right on the ball... DONE VA-form 21-4142 (Feb 2012) Authorization to Release Information to Dept. of Veterans Affairs..Complete and ready to sign...WORK IN PROGRESS/DONE VA-form 21-0845 (May 2010) Authorization to Disclose personal information to a Third Party..so they can talk to me about this application. Ready to sign....WORK IN PROGRESS/DONE Bank Statements starting July 2012. figured out what to do from my post on November 9th, 2012 (BANKING INFORMATION FOR APPLICATION) waiting for the December 2012 to finish WORK IN PROGRESS I also had a question in my post November 23, 2012 (EXPLANATIONS ADDED TO APPLICATION) that I felt helped me decide what I needed to include in my application. Marriage License.....Copy DONE Death Certificate for my Mom DONE So, anyone that might see something I have missed let me know.. Thanks..all cross your fingers for us that they will be swift in processing!!!