My mother has dementia and now receives the maximum benefit as a spouse of a veteran. She is still owed 12 months worth of back payments. My sister had a meeting with the Fiduciary field examiner and he requested a breakdown of my mothers total expenses paid from her bank account for the past year i.e. utilities, food, clothing, etc. Is this normal? Why would this information matter? I thought her income and the cost for her medical and care giving was all the information that the VA needed.