My sister and I are filling out the papers for Aid & Attendance for my mother. My father was a WWII vet and passed almost 11 years ago. Mother is blind and has many other serious health issues. She has around the clock care in her home. A rehab facility told us about Aid & Attendance. Question 1: Do we need to file an Intent to File a Claim first? If so, I'm confused about what box to check. I'm assuming survivors pension and/or dependency and indemnity compensation. Do we need to check either compensation or pension as well? Question 2: In reading the Evidence Tables for "Increased Survivor Benefits Based on Need for Aid and Attendance or Being Housebound", it looks like we only have to have supporting documentation of her blindness and requiring the aid of another person to help her in the home (feeding, bathing, toileting, etc.). Do we still need to include all of financial information in Section VII, VIII and IX? And, medical bills not covered by insurance or Medicare? We have all of this information together, but are unsure if we need it for A&A. Any help in this process would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!