I just checked my mailbox this morning and found a letter from the VA. The letter states that my application (for my veteran dad) has been thrown out of FDC and into standard processing because they need more info. HOWEVER, the info they ask for is something I already gave them in my initial application! [The issue has to do with a tiny (less than $100/mo) lease my father entered into IN PRIOR YEARS. Dad owns an interest in 19 acres of rural land that he allowed a gentleman to run some cattle on for grazing; in return, this man gave Dad $97/mo. Of course, I already disclosed to the VA the existence of the land--Dad's ownership interest, current valuation from the county appraisal office, etc. AND in the interest of full disclosure and because the VA would be able to see this rental income on Dad's last tax return, I also disclosed the small lease, stating that it happened last year, but is no longer happening, and will never happen again.] In the letter, the VA says that my application states Dad receives income from a rental property, but we did not disclose any assets in real property (NOT true--see last paragraph), so I need to submit a 21-4138 with current valuation, etc (again, I already did this!). Also, they want a 21-8049 (Request for Details of Expenses) because they say they must make a "special decision" about whether is entitled to benefits. I don't know if this is related to the lease confusion or not. Dad seems CLEARLY eligible for the full benefit: his ALF cost alone is about $800 more than his total income; his assets consist of a checking account with about $10k and an interest in the above-mentioned property (worth about $26K, HOWEVER, as I told the VA in my application, Dad can't even sell this small interest because the co-owners don't want to sell or buy him out). HELP! I know this is too long, but I'm just so upset. I had a good cry, and then I logged on here. I worked so hard on the initial application because Dad desperately NEEDS the benefit ASAP. He will be out of money in less than 6 months and won't be able to pay for his ALF. Now that we're out of FDC, this could drag on for months and months. Any insight? Thanks so much.