After many long months we received our A & A verdict. Mom is receiving the maximum amount and it is retroactive to 10 months ago when we applied. It's been a long haul and this is the best news. It has been a strain holding down two jobs to be sure my Mom was taken care of. To those of you who are waiting...keep the faith...and make phone calls! I called every two months and was really really nice with everyone I spoke with, I truly think that helped. We are supposed to see a check in 15 days YAHOO!!! Thanks to all for your support!