Hello everyone this has been a interesting process. I thank this forum for helping me get thru the process. I have read all the post and this have helped me along the way. I have helped my husband who is a Korean war veteran get thru this process. We have now received a complete check thru ebenefits and is currently awaiting an decision/award letter. I started this process on September 30, 2015 and it completed on January 7, 2016. If I can help anyone with a little advice please stay on top of your paperwork to VA. Also send faxed, mailed and computer copies they do lose paperwork unfortunately.(make sure their ss# is at the very top of each page). I saw where he was rated 100% with dementia talked with my VSO and they state this was good news. However, I am still a tad bit nervous because I was reading where one could be approved but denied at the same time because of income. However, he is in need of full time assistance and is homebound and his care amount exceed his income. Now hopefully the fiduciary process starts and I don't know how long that will take once I receive the VA letter. I am praying that VA acknowledge that I am his legal guardian and by pass the process of fiduciary. I will keep everyone informed on this. You don't need all those solicitors to take advantage of your love ones. The moderator of this forum is a blessing! She will help you get thru the process just stay informed! Thank you!