Last Illness Expenses - Documentation? Cancelled checks??

Discussion in 'Surviving Spouse Application' started by Brian_for_Dad, May 20, 2014.

  1. Brian_for_Dad

    Brian_for_Dad Newbie


    I'm applying for benefits for my mom following my dad's death (the veteran). Form 21-534 includes Section IX, where you can list recurring medical expenses (for the spouse benefit), but also last illness and funeral expenses for the deceased veteran.

    In other places I have seen suggestions that I need:
    1) copies of the full bill from the doctors, hospital, funeral home, etc.
    2) copies of cancelled checks showing that the bills were actually paid.

    The step-by-step guide for surviving spouses doesn't address this. Can anyone verify what is required to document last illness expenses?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member


    Just list the expenses for it all, and don't do the cancelled checks, and if you have copies of the bills, I would include those.

    Good Luck with the process, and please use the forums and site's information on how and where to mail according to her state.

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