My mother received a letter that she was approved for A&A after only 10 days from mailing application and required documents. Now our roadblock is the POA and fiduciary appointment since her Dr. statement reads "moderate dementia". I have been her POA for years, sent that AND the VA's POA document asking that I be appointed her representative. They returned all my documents and included a 12-page attachment with a list of approved attorneys and said to chose one from the approved list. I sent back their POA with another letter requesting that I be appointed her representative. Any tips on how this process can be resolved in a timely manner? Her income is $900 and assisted living is $2500. I'm having to pay the balance from my savings .... as long as that lasts. I also sent them a copy of the 14.630 that "anyone" can be appointed.