My dad is going into an assisted living place next week. He was denied last year when I took him to get a VA ID card because he made to much the year before. I have done his taxes and plan on re-applying. Do I need to apply for a VA ID prior to him going into the alf or do I just fill out the necessary paperwork when he is admitted to the alf without having an ID from the VA. He does not plan on using the VA for health, as he has his own doctors and insurance. Any advise?