Now that the VA expedites claims that are submitted as "fully developed," it is more important than ever to make sure the proper form is filled out correctly. The VA has made it much easier for her to complete the proper form, through the development of "fillable pdfs."
Some of the most frequently requested forms for requesting benefits are:
Form 26-1880 - VA Home Loan Certification
Form 10-10EZ - Application for Health Benefits
Form 21-526EZ - Veteran's Application for Disability Compensation and Related Benefits
Form 21-527EZ - Veteran's Application for Pension Benefits (including the Aid and Attendance Supplement)
Form 21-534EZ - Surviving Spouse's our Child's Application for Death Pension, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), and/or Accrued Benefits
Form 21-22a - Appointment of Individual as Claimant's Representative
Form 21-2680 - Medical Examination for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance
Form 21-4142 - Consent to Release Medical Information to the VA
Form 40-1330 - Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker
All forms are available at www.va.gov/forms. Veterans and family members can also get copies of the forms, as well as help completing them, from their state Department of Veterans' Services and many other veterans' services organizations.