Has anyone gotten an award that was granted but does not go back to the original date an intent to file was received? I submitted paperwork for my father in law, had to send in some additional items, and got a letter of award today pending a fiduciary appointment. However the date goes back to October 2017 when our letter of intent to file was received in October 2016. The letter states that we may be eligible for pension (aid and attendance) back to Oct 2016 but we need to send all the information in that we sent the first time. Not sure why we need to do it again. I sent information on expenses and assets from both 2016 and 2017 as I anticipated the process would take a while. They are asking for forms 21P-05161 (eligibility verification) and form 21(-8416s (medical expense reports). In addition, they are asking for another physician letter/form 21-2680. In their correspondence, they acknowledge an MD letter from Oct 2016 and income and medical expenses from 2016 also. I am so confused. This process has taken over a year already. My cynical side is thinking they do not want to honor the intent to file form that was sent in on October 2016 and they think that making me do the work again will cause me to just take what they are awarding starting now. What is the point of intent to file if they do not honor it? Any words of advice? has anyone else run into this?