Hi, I have two questions:
1. When filling out amount paid and date paid on the Medical Expense Report 21-8416, can we put a monthly or yearly Total under Amount Paid By You, then under Date Paid, put Monthly or Yearly, instead of each tiny amount with the mo/day/year for each individual receipt?
2. We were given an award, but it was not a full award due to income tied up in withholding which allowed for partial payment of what we owed caregivers. In the VA letter to us, they said 'We can pay you only for funds you have actually spent, not for funds you owe...if you reimburse your caregivers for back pay, please let us know." So, in submitting this EVR, and Medical Expense Report, will listing the Amount Paid to Caregivers, which now includes the benefit from the VA reimbursing caregivers for back pay, and does zero out income, be enough for reconsideration for the full award? Or is there another form we have to submit. We are sending a covering letter stating this request also.