I am filling out VA Form 21-527EZ for my veteran father. He lives in an assisted living facility. I have a couple questions about Section X of the form ("Medical, Legal or Other Unreimbursed Expenses"). (1) I'm confused--I have heard over and over again that the VA is interested in ONLY recurring expenses, but this section suggests otherwise since it asks for "Date Paid.".....I mean, this has to be where I put the amount Dad pays per month for assisted living, correct? That's his biggest UME--the asstd living bill alone brings his countable income down to 0. And then there's insurance premiums, his meds, etc.....SO under "Date Paid," should I just write "monthly?"; and "Amount Paid by You" is the monthly amount (for ALF or meds, etc)? (2) The first 3 months Dad was in assisted living, he got a "move-in special" rent discount (~$500--$1,000 off his bill ea month). Now, in his 4th month, he's settled in at the usual rate. I'm afraid of even bringing this up in my application for fear it will muddy the waters. The ALF has signed a "Statement of Occupancy" for Dad certifying his monthly (non-discounted) rate. The bank acct statement I will send in with the application will show the non-discounted rate debited from his account......Any advice on how to deal with this, if at all? I'm not trying to get away with anything, but I don't want to get kicked out of the FDC tract if the VA gets confused. As an aside--is it me, or do these VA forms fail to match up with real-world circumstances?! They don't seem to correspond to most applicants' situations.... Thanks for any help anyone can give me.