Am completing the Aid and Attendance application (VA Form 21-534) for my mother-in-law, whose husband served in the Army in WWII. He died in 2007 at age 91, and was not retired from the military. He was receiving a very small VA pension at the time of his death. The last page of the A&A application form is the Form SSA-24, Application For Survivor's Benefits. I seem to remember the funeral home completing a form like this for any benefits my mother-in-law was entitled to at the time her husband passed away, but am not sure.
Can anyone explain what this form might entitle her to? On the one hand, I don't want to be accused of applying for a benefit already received, but also don't want to her to miss out because we don't complete the form and submit it for her. Thanks.