We have made it through the process, appointed a fiduciary and have been awaiting the release of the retroactive payment. We met with the field examiner on 6/8/12 and have a letter dated 6/11/12 from the VA approving the funds. We were told to expect the funds within 90 days. Is there a time limit on when they should be released? Needless to say, when we can get through to the VA, we get the runaround. Today they told us it would be another two weeks and to call back if we don't have them in that time frame. Thank you to Debbie and others on this site. It has been the only reliable information we have received on this journey. Good luck to everyone trying to help a deserving Vet and/or their families.