Hi -- It has been three months since I initiated contact with the VA to get an aid & attendance supplement added to my mom's existing VA DIC payment. They acknowledge that my information has been scanned into the system, but the Philadelphia Office has not yet opened an official claim. The national pension hotline folks have sent inquiries to the Philadelphia Office and get no response. I understand from this web site that this can be a lengthy process, but I was just wondering -- Is 3+ months to even officially open the claim normal? Thanks.