First, I am ashamed that I never publicly thanked this forum and site! Using the information from this site, I was able to get my dad approved last year - total process time was only 6 weeks! (I submitted a folder with tabs and very good and clear documentation including a table of contents). So, THANK YOU. Now I have a new question: My dad is now getting a distribution from his IRA (he wasn't when his application was processed and approved). Now, the IRA was shown when his application was processed, he just wasn't taking anything out of it yet. Now he is - monthly. They approved him with the full knowledge that he had an IRA, and we had given them his IRA statements showing how much was in the account (not a whole lot, but some yes - but way less than 80K which I probably think is why he was approved I assume?) - but he wasn't actually TAKING a distribution yet, so his income was VERY low. Now that he's getting a distribution, his income has obviously increased (but, the IRA WILL run out of money - it won't last forever, not very long actually at all I don't think). Will the fact that he now takes a monthly distribution cause them to cease giving him his A&A benefit? Thanks!