My parents applied for A&A through a local VA-approved claims agent. The entire application went in the middle of January. We just got a letter back stating that dad is already getting A&A. It says that because of that, he cannot be processed under the Fully-Developed Claims Program, and it will now be processed under the "standard processing procedures." I sent an email off to the claims agent to ask him what it means, but I wanted to hear what you guys think also. It sounds like the Fully-Developed Claims program would have been quicker...and that he now may be stuck in a huge backlog of some sort in the "standard processing" area? I know the claims agent sent out all kinds of info/paperwork that he gathered from us, so I don't think that is a problem. I just wonder how long it will take to process since it is now an increase (though, it was sent out as an original application). I hope this makes sense. Thanks!