After submitting the VBA-21-534-ARE Aid And Attendant Application a few months ago I received a notice indicating that they needed the following info: 1.) Fill out form VBA-21-8049-ARE2, Request For Details Of Expenses. 2.) Requested a death certificate for the deceased veteran, (although I sent a copy with the original application) 3.) Wanted to know the market value of property except house, vehicle, clothing, & furniture. * - Other than filling out Form VBA-21-8049-ARE2, exactly how much detail do they need? Should I reply with copies of utilities, food receipts, housing expenses, and taxes? * - Also, does cable or a land line phone count as utilities or is that just electricity and water? * - As for the death certificate. Will a copy do, or does it need to be certified, or should I send an original? * - As for market value of property, do they need an itemized list? How does one estimate the value a few pieces of artwork in the midst of an economic depression? Based upon their wording "Market value is the price you would get if you sold the item on the same day you submit this information to us". Would that be a liquidation sale such as an estate sale, or what the price would be if you donated the item to a thrift store, or what I would like to get for the item if I placed an ad in the newspaper or online? From what I've seen online and in the newspaper, people are selling their possessions at rock bottom prices. I realize market value is subjective, so if you could answer the first three questions I would be appreciative.