Hi, I have been fortunate to get advice from you before, and we really need it now. My Dad, who is an 85 year old WW II veteran, qualified for A&A benefits in approx. July, 2007 and has been receiving a monthly pension since then. His health is such that he lives at an assisted living facility and the medical need for this was well documented and the VA agreed and approved the benefit. My parents (my Mom has passed away) never had much and he only has his Social Security payment and a small monthly disability payment that he gets from a VA insurance policy (he is not service-connected; he bought a VA life ins. policy upon discharge and opted for a disability plan, which he ended up needing as he had to stop working in his fifties due to health isssues). Earlier this year, we had to submit his EVR and we did so in early February. He received a return receipt card from the VA (the Pension office in Philadelphia). We called several times to ask about the status beacuse we actually had hopes that they would increase his monthly penion due to the fact that his medical costs (including the assisted living) well exceed his monthly income. Each time we called (February, March, April) they told us that it takes many months for the paperwork to be reviewed, so we decided to stop calling and wait. In the meantime, he was continuing to receive the monthly A&A pension. My Dad just called me tonight and he is beside himself. The VA sent a letter saying that he had failed to respond to their requests (That he did not receive) for information about his increase in net worth (?) and that they are going to make him repay the money he has received, that if he can prove other wise, he has until Dec. 2009 to do so but it will be viewed as a new claim! We are stunned by this turn of events. The only thing I can think that they are questioning is the fact that his bank account has more in it than when he applied (believe me, far less than the $80,000 that what we thought was the VA threshold), and this is due to the fact that his manufactured home finally sold. It wasn't worth very much and this money is now being used to help pay his living expenses. As I said, his Assisted living expenses are more than his A&A benefit and his social security. To complicate matters further, he is 400 miles away from here. He relocated to an Assisted living near my brother because it was $3,000 less per month than the one he had been in near me. For now, our plan is for my Dad to fax the letter to me on Monday morning and then I'll call the VA, patch my Dad in to the call, and hope that we can speak to someone who can help us. This is so frightening. It could also disrupt his prescriptions, which he gets through the VA (insulin, etc). Can you offer any advice? The other thing that I was thinking is going to our Senator Schumer's office for help. By the way, I should mention that my Dad sent information to the VA office in NY in April, 2008, for which we received a return receipt card acknowledging that they got it, only for them to tell us that they never received it. That paperwork included a form that my Dad signed to authorize me to speak to the VA in his behalf. They have yet to acknowledge it (wonder if that submission was part of the pile that was shredded) and other VA people at the call center have told me that the form we sent was the wrong one. How aggravating this all is! What a rotten thing to do to an elderly veteran. How dare they! Anyway, thank you one and all for any direction you can give us.