After reading this article in our paper a couple of months ago, I decided after 240 days of waiting to contact my senator. http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/x1806124275/Blumenthal-Murphy-call-for-VA-benefits-reform Senator Blumenthal has agreed to assign someone from his office to contact the VA on my dad's behalf. Things are getting so desperate that my sister's and I are fighting about trying to take care of our own families needs or to take care of my parents. It shouldn't be like this. We are all on limited budgets and no one can afford to do this anymore. I love how the VA says the average is 116 days to process the claims. We have been in "Pending Decision Approval" since July and there has been no movement.