Another 2 hours with the Veterans Service Officer today. We finished the paperwork and it got mailed to the VA today. And I was able to mail out all the forms I had to fill out for his Post Office benefits. Now I wait.
Marshall made sure I had the VA's supplemental insurance (called ChampVA) but I didn't understand how it worked so that's why I've been researching other supplemental insurance. However, after a few of you have alerted me to how it works (thank you!) -- and after the Veterans Service Officer made some phone calls and did lots of research -- I understand that it is definitely a supplemental health insurance plan that works in conjunction with Medicare. At no cost to me. So I thank Marshall for his foresight.
My challenge for today was trying to find information on his previous marriages. All of the forms I filled out required that information. I didn't have it so I even went to one of those People Search sites on the internet and paid the money to do a search and came up with nothing, not even his marriage to me. Marshall and I were together 28 years and I wasn't the least bit interested in previous marriages. So the Service Officer decided to simply put "unknown" and we'll see what happens.
I believe I am now done with paperwork for the time being. YAY!