Hello, and thanks so much for your assistance with this. My folks (both vets) were approved this spring for A&A. They have chosen my sister to be my mother's fiduciary. She sent in the paperwork -- first to the wrong address (for pension applications) , and just recently to the correct address (for fiduciary applications). It has been a couple of months, and she has heard nothing back. She did not include that language I've seen in another forum posting regarding "Please be advised that ... I have no issue with the VA finding of incompetence," etc. Can she send in a letter stating that language to the correct fiduciary application address? Would that help speed things along? Or, at this point, should she just call the 1-888-407-0144 phone number for the fiduciary program and talk to them about it? I was going to begin the process of working on applying for an award of prior year's benefits for my mother, but I want to be sure that the fiduciary is approved and in place before I send that in. My thought is that they might deny it if they see no fiduciary in place. And, of course, there are the benefits from date of application up to the date of approval that my mother is definitely entitled to right now ... which requires a fiduciary before the money is awarded. Thank you SO much for your help.