I am just about ready to send in an A&A application for my father. I've spent weeks researching this program and have taken different avenues trying to compare notes on all the input I've received. Guess everyone knows what I'm going to say - yikes, it's all different! I've found this forum exceedingly helpful though. I have just a few simple questions that I need kind of quick answers to - if possible. 1. I've read that some of you have gone ahead with certified copies of the various supporting documents. I've spent so much money already trying to prepare this packet. Any opinions on the certified copies pulling more weight? 2. I was particularly encouraged by a post made by .............. where she explains that she filed her mother's application in ....... and had sweeping success with the turn around time, and the generousity of help that particular office gave her. If I was understanding her message, she was recommending that we try filing with this office - regardless of where the applicant resides. Is this true? It doesn't seem like it would be. The office that I have been instructed to send things to is "Varoic Philadelphia" in PA. Not sure what varoic means. Has anyone heard of this particular center? My parents reside in Florida.... 3. Finally, I'm afraid I have made a mistake and possibly am running the risk of derailing my parent's pending eligibility. Prior to finishing the A&A application, I was told by the ALF that they live in that I should apply 'jointly' for a Florida State program called "Long Term Care Community Diversion Waiver Program" (to keep them in the community and out of a nursing home). This is state funding that has limited availability and is currently tapped out for an undetermined time period. Would this have any impact on my dad's AA eligibility, should it actually come through? Any quick help would be great. I am scrambling, of course, to get this in today (before Vet's Day : ) - trying to put a blessing on the package. Thanks in advance!