I filed my Mother's Aid & Attendance application with a gentleman helping me through the process back in Nov. 2010. At the end of March, 2011, they denied it because the VA filed it WRONG under DIC. Also they did not take her expenses into account. We sent in information by May, 2011 and I received a letter stating it was reopened. To date, I have called the VA 17 times (that is a lot of music to listen to while on hold) and have gotten no answer other than it's being looked into. Various forms of this answer. I filed two inquiries, I was called back on one within 10 days and the other still haven't heard from....it's been 33 days now since that one was filed. Mom is 90 years old and her funds are dwindling. Come on people...how long does this take. If it's denied, let me know. The person that is helping me said he can't understand it, she should be approved! I personally think they have lost the information. Such a run around. I have nothing good to say about the VA at this point for this particular issue. I did fill out something for the Senator, nothing happened!