I have sent in my mom's application for Aid and Attenendant benefits (40 pages). She is an 89 year old widow of a veteran. She lives alone, has refused to stay in assisted living (after a 4 month move) and is having difficulty at home taking care of herself. The state of Michigan's Department of Adult Protective Services has filed a case that a full guardian be appointed. For various reasons, none of her 3 children are able to do this. After an initial hearing, 5.27.14, the case was rescheduled as a contested hearing for 7.24.14. We have received a request from the VA for additional information on 2 of the caregivers listed on her application who basically pick up food for her. She does not have many personal care givers because she has extreme paranoia of anyone who comes in her house. My question is whether it is in her best or worst interest to inform the VA of the pending guardianship hearing. The fact that Adult Protective Services thinks she needs aid would seem to work in her favor, but will this start a fiduciary inquiry and delay their decision? I am also having an Opthamologist test her to forward the results, for her vision has greatly deteriorated, making it difficult for her to write checks. Otherwise, she still is able to manage her finances very well. Is there any law that the VA cannot make a decision while a Guardianship case is pending?