After about two months of first reading through this site, than gathering data and then carefully completing the forms I received approval for my fathers application in 27 days. Fortunately it was a very straight forward situation with 92 yo father, in assisted living with about $60k in assets. I was very pleased with the VA's communications throughout and how they effeciently processed the application. THIS SITE AND THE MANY POSTS I READ WERE VERY HELPFUL. THANKS!!!!