I made it through the application process (without paying someone) and I received the letter of receipt from the VA on October 25. In the mean time I received a letter from Social Security saying that the VA sent a claim to them and Social Security explains that the applicant (mom) is not entitled to any other type of benefit. I am showing no evidence that Social Security sent the VA the same letter. Should I send a copy on to the VA or just make a call? I've heard nothing for approximately 2 months. The Social Security letter was dated November 5, 2012.