Success ..I think!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ltd123, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. ltd123

    ltd123 Newbie

    Thanks to the wonderful people here, my father has been approved for A&A!!!
    I have not gotten any letters or calls from the VA (shows how good the advice is here.. the VA had no questions I guess) but on Feb 18 a deposit of 4932 from the VA appeared in Dad's bank account! Here is the sequence:

    Oct 18 VA received the informal claim
    Dec 4 The VA sent us a claim packet to fill out. I ignored that and sent the formal claim papers I had ready from advice here
    Dec 6 The VA received the formal claim papers
    Feb 18 The deposit from the VA showed up in Dad's account

    Since the process took 5 months (Oct, Nov,Dec, Jan, Feb ) I am not quite sure how to interpret the amount deposited (Dad should have qualified for the maximum benefit of 1644 ). It seems like 4932 is 3 months at the maximum ....but I assume they will send a letter soon explaining. Meanwhile, it is a thrill to think my father can afford the caregivers' help he needs to stay in his own home.

    Many thanks to all of you who were so patient and helpful!
  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Awesome news for you to share!!

    The amount is for 3 months. They always hold a month back, so the amount is right. He should get the full award Mar 1st.
  3. ltd123

    ltd123 Newbie

    Thanks, Vetadmin. That was the last piece of the puzzle!
  4. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member


    Thank you for your genorsity in supporting my efforts to make a difference.

    Greatly appreciated, and so happy that it all worked out for you.

    Debbie (aka vetadmin)
  5. ltd123

    ltd123 Newbie

    Debbie, I was happy to make a donation to your worthy cause! This site really makes a difference in a lot of veterans' lives. Thanks you.
  6. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Having been that daughter, it's an honor to do so.

    Thank you again for your kindness and support.

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