Hello all. I started this process on February 20th and haven't gotten very far. I have lurked the threads and even commented, but now I think I need to put all my thoughts in one place. I hope it is okay to start a new thread. I spoke to a consulting firm which would gladly help me do all this for $900. I have decided to do this myself, with help from this Forum. I know dad qualifies for Aid and Attendance. I have obtained his official discharge/enlistment paper. I have contacted his local Veteran Service Office FOUR times with no success. I have been promised someone would call me back (twice) and it never happens. Dad was very active in the American Legion (County Commander, Post Commander etc.)...I wish they could help me in some way. Background...Dad is almost 89. Fell and broke his hip on February 12th. He is currently in a rehab facility in NJ. I am his POA and eldest of three living children. I live in KY. He is supposed to be released tomorrow. He was assessed for assisted living on Friday, and was told he cannot go there as he needs more care than they can give. They have suggested he go home with 24/7 care or a nursing home. My sister (next in line) is in NJ today meeting with his care team at the rehab center to sort this all out. None of us live close. His income is extremely limited. My heart is breaking. ANYWAY....I am so confused at which papers to start with. I thought first, I need to complete the 21-0966 (Intent to file). Then the 21-0845 (Disclose to a Third Party). And also the 21-22 (Appointment as a Claimant's Representative) Is this the right process??? What am I missing? Thank you in advance. PS We toured the VA home in Menlo Park NJ last year with dad. He was impressed, but that whole process has been crazy too. That's another story. If I could get his doctor to fully complete the medical papers that I hand delivered to them on February 14th, I would rejoice. I know though, even then, he goes on a very long waiting list.