After waiting many, many months to hear back from the VA on my mother's request for A&A benefits (and assuming the paperwork had been submitted and received) I placed a call to the VA to get a status. We're talking waiting 6+ months. After scheduling a call back (which was 5 days later) I find out they HAVE NO RECORD of ever receiving our application package. And it was not sent Registered or in any manner that we can prove they received it. I verified the address is correct. Now we have to resubmit. Are we screwed out of all the money that we have been expecting to be retroactive to the actual submittal date ? Like 6-8 months worth of payments ??? Does anyone have any experience with this ?