Upon receiving the notice of award for my parents, I called the VA, completely confused. When I got off the phone, I was even more so. There was amount in the accrued section for my father who passed away in 2009. There was another award for my mother, but nothing listed as accrued, but the award was effective 9/2009. I'm confused. Does that mean that there should be an accrued amount for her as well? And if so, since my mother passed 1/31/2011, will it come as a lump sum to my siblings?