In december 2005 the assisted living facility submitted the paper work for mom. We were told sometimes it takes a year. We patiently waited. Faxes were sent. In June of 2007 they said they didn't have the marraige license and started it like a whole new application. They had never requested this certificate nor mentioned it in all the correspondence. They will not go back to the original date and said we have to appeal it. We have exhausted the monies. How long does this take we again haven't heard anything. The assisted living facility said they have never had this problem before. We don't know where to turn, how to check up on this are we being foolishly patient.. We just keep thinking it will come. Please any assistance you can give us is appreciated.