Hi, thanks to all the information on this website my dad received his notice of award approximately 30 days after the VA received the claim. With the notice of the award was a notification that there may be an entitlement to pension one year prior to the date of the claim. The letter said there was enclosed VA Form 21-2680. However, there was no form enclosed. Of course I know I can easily download another form, but I am wondering if the form they referred to as being enclosed was prepared in some special way to indicate the medical condition had been present from the year prior. Or do we just obtain a blank form have the physician fill it out again and include a statement that the medical condition was present in the year prior? I am indebted for all your invaluable help. Please realize my dad will have a more comfortable life because of your contributions to the followers of this website. Jim Lokken for Orville Lokken, WWII vet.