I'm posting to see if anyone can give me an idea if there is anything else I need to be doing with regards to our claim. My father in law is 90 years old. He moved into an assisted living facility on August 1. It costs $4000/month. I mailed his Intent to File that day. We received a letter saying they had received the Intent to File on August 4th. We submitted his claim with a VA rep on August 10 and received a letter saying they had received it on August 25, and that "if they needed anything else they would contact us, so there was no need to contact them in the meantime." Since then we have received two additional letters dated October 12 and December 9 from the Veterans Service Center Manager in St. Paul Minnesota saying that they were still processing the claim and that we will be notified upon completion of processing. They have asked for no additional information (and believe me they have everything I could possibly send!) My FIL only had $24,000 to his name when he moved in- he pays an additional $2000/month from that to pay his bill there- he has gone through half of his money and of course is so worried as to what he will do. Is there anything else on my end we should be doing or does this sound like a fairly typical progression? I know everyone feels this is such a difficult process for our elders who are least equipped to manage this. My continued thanks to all of you and this Board that supplies so much information and support.