Hello, My father was recently approved for A&A benefits with payments to begin 4/1/16, but he died two days before his first deposit was made. He passed on 3/27/16 and his first deposit was made on 3/29/16 (I'm assuming the payment is for March 2016 benefits). From what I've seen online, since he died before the end of the month he isn't entitled to the benefit for that month. Is that correct? He was also due benefit payments back to 11/20/15, but those payments were on hold due to the fiduciary process. Prior to his passing, I sent a request to the VA asking for immediate payment of the retro due to financial hardship, but I haven't heard anything from them. I'm assuming the retro pay isn't going to be paid now that he has passed, but was wondering if the payment they just made will have to be returned. I haven't informed the VA yet of his passing. Thank you.