Dear Debbie, Thank you so much for establishing this site! My father was in WWII (died in 1993). We put Mom in assisted living on 2/1/12. She is 93. The physician's statement says that Mom has Dementia. We have sent in the Statement in Support of Claim to "start the clock", but have not sent in the 21-534 yet. Should we send in the 21-438 with the initial application to save time? Thank you so much for your reply!