Good News I think

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jimmylinn, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Jimmylinn

    Jimmylinn Newbie

    We haven't got a letter but I just checked the bank account and there is extra money in it saying VA Benefit.
    I think Mama got approved don't know any details but something is better than nothing.
    Would the first deposit include retro benefits? Whatever I am happy. 7 months it took.
    Let you know the details when I find out.
     
  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Money in the bank always trumps "the letter" that is on it's way! Congratulations to you and your Mom!

    The retro amount may be attached to the issue of Mom's competency rating. Did the VA rule her incompetent?

    If so, then you will have to go through the fiduciary process for the retro funds to be released.
     
  3. Jimmylinn

    Jimmylinn Newbie

    Haven't heard a word from them other than the standard letter saying we are still working on it. Should I be hearing from them?
     
  4. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    You should be getting a letter any time now.
     
  5. vetwife

    vetwife Full Member

    That is wonderful news Jimmylinn! :)
    So happy for you and your mom.
    My husband's claim is about the same length of time, so this gives me hope too.
    God bless and I hope this helps with your mom's care.
     
  6. Jimmylinn

    Jimmylinn Newbie

    They approved Mama for a very small amount. They didnot include the money she gives me for
    her care. They need a more detailed statement. What form do I use or do I just write a statement?
    Thanks
     
  7. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Use a 21-4138 Statment in Support of Claim to document those expenses, as well as either canceled checks. They should recalulate her expenses and up the award. You should simply state that her payments to you were not factored into her award.


    If they have requested other forms to be provided showing her expenses, you need to complete that as well.

    Keep us posted
     
  8. Jimmylinn

    Jimmylinn Newbie

    I know you said we needed cancelled checks but I do everything online and do not have checks but can show transfer from her account to mine. How do I present this? I can order checks and start from now on but would not have them going back to application date. Any suggestions
    Thanks
     
  9. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Use checks going forward, and your bank statement would show the transaction, just makes it more complicated.
     
  10. Jimmylinn

    Jimmylinn Newbie

    I can get copies of statements how many months should I send to them?
     
  11. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    You won't need them right now with making application, but if the VA comes back and asks for them before approval, you will need to supply them. When they are really going to come into play is on the Eligibility Verification Report.
     
  12. Jimmylinn

    Jimmylinn Newbie

    I am working on the form 4138 about the wages paid for caregiver. I just stated that she needs around the clock help and cannot be left alone and needs help with every detail. I listed some of the areas that help is needed. I stated how much when and how I am paid. Anything else I need to put in there?
     
  13. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    They are looking for the dollar amount.
     
  14. Jimmylinn

    Jimmylinn Newbie

    I put that when I filed a previous form but when she got the award letter it said it could not consider it until
    they received a statement from me the caregiver. So I am once again sending in this form and see what happens. Do I send it to the same place as the application?
     
  15. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, and mail it Return Recipt, and as always, keep a copy of it for your records.
     
  16. Jimmylinn

    Jimmylinn Newbie

    Mailed off today. Let you know what if anything happens
     
  17. Jimmylinn

    Jimmylinn Newbie

    UPDATE Last post in November . I sent in documents to show Mom was paying me Havenot
    heard anything at all not even a letter. TODAY there is a large deposit in our acct. Woo Hoo!!
    Waiting for letter before we get to excited and spend it.
     
  18. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Awesome news and Congratulations!
     
  19. Jimmylinn

    Jimmylinn Newbie

    Thanks for all your help and support. Will post again when we get official letter.
     
  20. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Will look forward to it!
     

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