I applied for A&A for my dad on August 5. September 3, I received a letter stating they received the application from DAV, on September 28 received another letter from DAV, stating my dad is entitled to A&A had a file number but stated it was confirmed that the August 5 was effective date and to do nothing else if I don't dispute. It stated the final award would follow. October 5 received a letter from Department of veteran affairs said application was still processing, no award. I called the 1-800 number yesterday and they said the file was sent to a supervisor for review and they were requesting my dad's file. Said it had an approximate approval date of January 17, but it could be two week, or around Christmas. What does it mean? Why would I get an approval then a delay.