First application lost in mail. Can we file for those lost months?

Discussion in 'How to Apply Questions' started by sprankles05, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. sprankles05

    sprankles05 Newbie

    We completed the A&A application for my mother while she was in rehab, waiting to be moved to Assisted Living. They mailed the application for us. We waited and waited and never heard anything. The woman who helped us has left the rehab. They could not find any copies or record that it was sent. I contacted our local director of veterans affairs, and he found that there was not a record of the application. His recommendation was to complete another one. We completed another one and eventually received an award letter.

    My question is: can we file for those 'lost' months? Is there any specific paperwork we can complete to recoup that money?

    Thank you!
     
  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Sorry to say, unless you have "proof" of delivery no. This is why we stress always mailing "Return Receipt". The VA is very good at saying, "they never received it".

    Sorry that those months are lost.
     
  3. Max

    Max Hero Member

    I would check again with the rehab center. If they just told you they sent it, but don't have any record of it, that sounds shady to me.
     

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