On June 23, 2015, I sent via "Certified Mail/Receipt Requested" (on behalf of my mother who resides in an Alzheimer's/Dementia assisted living facility) VA Form 21-543EZ (completed) along with the Authorization To Disclose, Physician Statement, VA Form 21-0779 from the AL facility, Medical Expense Report, my deceased father's Military Discharge information, his Death Certificate, their Marriage License/Certificate, copy of letter from Social Security, and Verification of my mother's Recurring Medical Expenses. I put all of the forms and documentation into a 3-ring binder with tabbed dividers per the advice on this website, along with a cover letter respectfully requesting that the application be expedited due to my mother's advanced age (93). This information was received and signed for by someone in the Philadelphia VA Center within a week of my sending it (but whomever signed the form did not date it). It has now been over 3.5 months and I have had no response. Should I attempt to contact the VA to try to ascertain the status of the claim? Should I contact either a Senator or Representative to initiate an inquiry? Or should I consider utilizing my local county "Director of Veterans Services" to contact the VA for a status -- or should I just continue to wait? My mother's meager savings are fast being depleted and my only other alternative seems to be to soon attempt to find a job and forfeit my retirement at age 68 to be able to keep my mother in the facility where she currently resides. Any advice or guidance would be most appreciated.