TO DEBBIE AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF THIS FORUM - THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP AND SUPPORT. DEBBIE YOU WILL RECEIVE A DONATION THIS WEEK. This file goes back to April 2010. 1. Started receiving A&A in October 2011. 2. I was appointed fiduciary in mid May 2012. 3. All of the requested information that VA asked and required was in as of mid July 2012. 4. Retro pay was approved to be released in late August 2012. 5. Talked with VA rep in early September 2012 and said paperwork had been signed by a manager for release. 6. Contacted my Senator Oct. 19, 2012 and received response on Oct. 27, 2012 with a letter attached from VA that they are checking into the inquiry. 7. On November 1, 2012, I received a personal phone call with an apology from the Fiduciary Office and to say that there are many vets in a similar way - waiting just as long or longer. RECEIVED RETRO BENEFITS - NOVEMBER 5, 2012 I know if I have gone through this long process others have also. I hear that there are other vets that started the filing process for A&A but got so frustrated that they said to forget it. CONTACT YOUR SENATOR IF YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. THROUGHOUT THE A & A PROCESS, I CONTACTED MY SENATOR A TOTAL OF 3 TIMES. DON'T GIVE UP, CONTACT YOUR SENATOR AND YOU WILL GET RESULTS. NOW MY NEXT GOAL IS TO FILE FOR THE IMPROVED PENSION. I can go back one year (2009). I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THIS PROCESS WITH TAKE, HOWEVER I AM THANKFUL. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND ALL THE VETERANS.