While reading the A&A application, I notice it states that you should list the final expenses of the veteran which includes burial expenses. Does this factor into the deductions from income for the surviving spouse (under medical expenses) when applying for A&A. I am a little confused. My mother paid over $7,000 for my fathers final expenses (burial). Can I deduct that as an expense. Also, do home modifications for homebound persons count as deductions from income as well? We spent over $14,000 making modifications for my mother to live in her home after my father died. Thanks for any information on this topic.