Hello all! I am a newbie to this site and so appreciate the hard work and efforts of the originator ---- it is a blessing for sure! Now, my question regarding my mother in law ---Husband filed for aid and attendance benefits based on his late father's WW2 service time. We are waiting over nine months. Yes, I know it can be longer but she is now getting rapidly weaker and can't live alone any longer. She has no funds , no property or assets of any kind, only the SS check. She needs to get in a facility asap. All the paperwork was completed and filled out (he went to the local VA office for help on this) and we have heard not a word. What to do next? Whom do we call or do we go back to office that helped with paperwork ? By the way, she is approaching 90 years of age and I did read that they have to give preference when a person is in this age category but we have a few months to go until her next birthday. I am sure the paperwork was done correctly and if it was not, wouldn't we have heard something by now? Thanks for any insights on this issue.