Hello Everyone, On Feb. 03, 2010 I wrote this forum asking for help because my dad , my husband and I were all running out of money to keep him in his Assisted Living facility. The Administer of this group "Vetadmin" was nice enough to write back and mentioned since we were in such need to contact the Senator in my dad's area. I have to say I was very nervous to do this because I had no idea how to go about this but I said to myself you have to do this for your dad. I was with my dad, his lady friend, my Uncle and Aunt one evening at a function at the Assisted Living and asked my dad if he knew the Senator in his District and he did and gave me his name. I found out little about him from my dad and the others at the table. They all liked him very much so I went online found his web site and read his bio. I composed an email at the end of March 2010 and told him all about the Aid and Attendance Program, my dad's involvement in his committee and everything I could about our financial situation and if he could help in anyway. To my surprise I received an email from one of his staff and she gave me a name of a person at the local VA. I contacted her and she was very nice but could not really help me but said maybe if the Senator could send a letter it may help. I emailed the Senator back and told the person I talked to before from the Senator's office what the lady from VA said and she told me she and the Senator would be happy to help in any way they could. She told me to send all the information we sent the VA for the Aid and Attendance Program and she would send a letter with all the information and his Aid and Attendance application and that is what we did. Now I do not know if it worked but in no more than two to three weeks my dad got Approved. We sent out the application with the help of a wonderful Lawyer in my dad's community who deals with this application process and could not of done it without him at the end of Dec. 2009. I wrote to this forum in Feb. 03, 2010 and that is when I was told to contact the Senator but I waited for a while and when I got my information for the letter I sent it out. The lawyer that helped us contacted me on May 10, 2010 and told me my dad was Approved and he was just as excited as I was and I contact the Senator's office and the lady that helped me was also so excited for us all. You know it doesn't matter if the Senator's letter helped or didn't what matters is that they cared!!!! I know it can be so intimidating to contact your Senator but they could not of been more helpful and so comforting. I am sure they are not all like this but you will never know unless you give it a try. Just write down everything you are going through and let it come from your heart that is all you can do. The staff member said they would like to come and meet us so I hope that will happen!!! I want to thank "Vetadmin" for all the help she gave me and for this wonderful forum and wish all of you the best of luck!!!! Thank You, Kathy W.