Well, folks, through a ton of work and via a lot of help from this site, my mom got the A&A awarded! I filed at the end of January and she got her letter yesterday. I had one minor hiccup, (that wasn't my fault with paperwork...the VA claimed the seal on my dad's military records was not detectable and claimed they were copies - I finally made them realize they were originals) but it took us about 6 months. Not too bad! We are very lucky. Next step is getting me appointed as the fiduciary since she is deemed incompetent. I'm not arguing this. I am going to submit form VA 21-4138 stating that we are not contesting the incompetence and that she would like to appoint me as fiduciary. I live in CA and she is in AZ. Does anyone know where my interview would take place?