I have been reading and reading on the process for A&A. I'm glad that I came back to this site. My mother is the surviving spouse of a WWII veteran. As far as I know, my mother does not have any of my father's military papers. My brother is in process of getting power of attorney for my mother. She is suffering with dementia type symptoms after a fall about 6 weeks ago. She is now in assisted living. As I learned this afternoon, we will need a fiduciary. Do most people complete the A&A process on their own or go through some type of elder service? Thanks and thanks to many posts.