Not sure if I am posting to the right area, but I will try again. Dad passed in August, WWII vet. My sister and I are trying to find out if it is possible to get the Aid & Attendance benefit for our 57 year old Down Syndrome sister. She is currently going back & forth between our homes, but I live out of state. We found a very nice independent living apartment and they suggested applying for Veteran aid & attendance benefits since she has been a disabled child before the age of 18. She only gets Social Security from my dad's account, about $1300, no assets and goes to a sheltered workshop each day. The independent living apartment will be $2,000 plus a month once we add some utilities. Has anyone had experience applying for disabled child? I've called a couple attorneys who are willing to meet and fill out the paperwork, but none of them have had experience actually filing for the surviving child. I had an appointment with the local VA office, but after reading so many comments on here regarding perfect paperwork being submitted if we do on our own wrong, I cancelled the appointment and started researching attorneys. Any guidance would be appreciated.