Hello! First I want to say I love this forum and I credit it and all the information available here for assisting me with getting me father awarded his pension. My father passed late last year and before he passed I submitted the form the VA sent him regarding him possibly being eligible for benefits a year prior. We had not received a response regarding this particular step at the time of his death. Well after funeral and other expenses I applied for reimbursement of unpaid benefits. I forgot to mention that his first Aid and Attendance payment was held due to the fiduciary process. So, I assumed I would at least get that amount back. But I received a denial letter in the mail stating he did not have any accrued benefits. I just received my father's death certificate a month ago which reminded me of the fact that I did not submit one with the claim for accrued benefits. So I'm wondering if that's what could have resulted in it being denied. Also, does the VA still consider the liberalization claim since my father passed before being awarded that particular benefit? Shouldn't I at least get the amount that was held during the fiduciary process to assist with final expenses? Any suggestions on anything I should or could do?