We filed the A&A application for Mom in June 2012. We went to the VA office in South Hill, VA, where we presented all our documents and the VA person filled out the application. The application was dated for July 1, 2012. We received the letter from the Philadelphia office that they had received the application on July 13th. We have not received anything else since that time. This was the second time applying for A&A as we had applied in 2011 for assistance while she was still living at home using aides 3 hours a day. At that time, she did not qualify as her income was too high. She went to Assisted Living, certified as Chronically ill by her PCP, on June 11, 2012. Is there anything else we should do at this time as it has been 8 months? Thank you for all you are doing to help us!