lord, give me strength. i figured i would check the status of the claim for my mom, so i went to eBenefits. you have to register for login info, which is normal with any website, so i used the registration wizard. here in lies the problem. IF THE VETERAN OR THE PERSON INQUIRING IS NOT REGISTERED WITH "DEERS", whatever that is, YOU ARE NOT GETTING ANYTHING. its no wonder our government is so messed up. apparently if the vet was discharged after the 1980's they have a number to enter. my dad was discharged in 1952 so... get ready folks. another hoop. my legs are getting a workout form all of this jumping. sorry, just had to vent a little. apologize for wasting anyone's time. just thought a warning was necessary. have a gooday.