Hi, I've been working on A&A for my dad, who is in a nursing home, for the past 10 months. My mom recently received a letter requesting 1) signed affidavits from in-home caregivers from 2009, 2) financial and banking information documenting asset and interest for 2010, 3) VCAA Notice Response asking if we'd like a response within 30 days, and 4) Signature made by "X" form. Unfortunately, my dad's health has declined in the past 10 months and he can no longer sign his name so the "X" form is now necessary. The original date of claim is 1/1/2010, and it's my understanding that if my dad is awarded the benefit it's retroactive to the date of application. So, why would they be needing 2009 affidavits (will send anyways)? Also, since we're checking the box on the VCAA form that says to decide the claim as soon as possible, can we expect the 30-day waiting period to be accurate? Seems like we're getting close. Any suggestions/comments? Thank you! This is a wonderful forum filled with so much valuable information.