It seems there have been a great many of these posted recently , which is marvelous to see. I as well started this process and sent my mothers application in June and received the notification just this past week that her claim has been accepted. All past amounts have been deposited in her bank acct as well as her current month. This means so much to mymother and family. This will help her for a great deal of time. I told her to think of this as a gift from my dad, every month. My father was a Korean Vet and is deceased. What a wonderful gift that his service is now taking care of his wife , even after he is gone. Thanks for all the guidance on this forum. We are in the Greater Minnesota area and supported by the St Paul Veterans Administration.