Sep 23, 2015 - 10:22 AM
Your best bet is to have a conversation with a Veterans Service Officer in your area. They will be able to explain the Federal Benefits that you mother could be entitled to as well as any state benefits that are available in Oklahoma. Since I am unsure where exactly in the state that you live here is a link to locate one closest to you: http://www.ok.gov/odva/Related_Links/...
The type of benefits that your mother should apply for will be based on what your father passed from. If any of his service connected conditions contributed to his death then your mother should apply for the VA Dependency Indemity Compensation. If his death was unrelated to service connected conditions then it sounds like she would be eligible to apply for the VA Survivor's Pension with Aid & Attendance Benefits.
Also do not forget to file for Burial Benefits, (if not done previously) because he was receiving VA Compensation at the time of his death.
Should you have any further questions please feel free to send me a message via the APFM website or through any of my contact information listed on my profile page.
Sep 28, 2015 - 12:09 PM