I got thru to the va the other day. They have just started to process my husband's claim after 2 months. No wonder I just received the standard "we have many claims" letter. The rep said they just have one more form for me(him) to fill out and the other thing was they would verify service records internally thru the gov. Of course his discharge papers were include in application. I think we are making progress. I will make a donation as soon as we get on our feet. Thank you, Debbie for all the info and moral support here. Just think of all the lives you have touched. A real example of one person making a difference in this world!