Hello, and thanks for this great resource you provide! I am in the process of completing and application for my mother and stepfather, and have a few questions: 1. My parents just moved into a retirement community, and the pay monthly rent. Although their unit is not in the assisted living facility, they get meals; transportation to doctors, stores and church; on-site physical therapy; daily check-in; housekeeping service; etc. all of which they need. Their monthly "rent" is much higher than it would be for a comparable apartment without the extra services. Can we claim the excess cost as an allowable expense? If so, do you have any guidelines for how to determine that amount? 2. My mother gifted some of her assets. I understand there is no look-back period, but the instructions for form 21-526 state that we must "disclose all financial transactions that involve a transfer of assets". Is this really required, and how would I disclose it on the form? 3. Both parents qualify, although they manage fairly well by helping one-another. My stepfather's doctor indicated dementia on his 21-2680 - will that require a fiduciary, or should I just wait until the VA responds and deal with it then? 4. Assuming they get the maximum benefit, will that have any impact on their Social Security? 5. Form 21-526 Part X - Expenses - For what period do we list expenses? 1 year? Do repetitive expenses such as their excess rent or insurance need to be listed 12 times, or will one annual amount do? Many thanks for your great website. I appreciate any help you can provide.