In Nov. 2007 my Mom was approved medically for A&A, but her application was denied for too much income. We stupidly thought that the ALF projected cost would count against her income, as our plan was to move her into the facility immediately upon approval. At that time Mom decided that she would hold off on moving to the ALF and my brother, who has power of attorney supported her in that. When it became obvious that she absolutely needed to go to the ALF, we moved her in knowing that her tiny bank account would not support her for long. We resubmitted her application with her changed financial status in 06/2008. On 8/25/08, my brother called the VA and asked about the status of the application. He was told that everything appeared to be in order, but that this type of re-application usually took about 90 days. He called again in early September and at that time was told they had no record of her new application. Unfortunately, my brother showed poor judgment in not sending the package with a signed receipt requested. We believe that the VA has the claim SOMEWHERE, or at least did have it. My brother hurriedly put together a new packet and application and mailed it, and it was received on 9/10/08 according to UPS. She has no more money. We are behind one month on the ALF payment. My brother is trying to borrow against his 7 year old car. If I cover her expenses out of my savings, will I be able to reimburse myself out of her retroactive payment? Will the date of elibility and payment be from her original 2007 application or from the remailed Sept. 2008 application? I cannot find this information anywhere.