Though I am still waiting to actually receive benefits I received a letter which stated: We amended you PENSION award as follows: Effective Date Monthly Rate Countable Annual Income Maximum Annual Rate 1-01-10 $1056 000000 12618 It then goes on to state how they came to those figures, reiterating her income and expenses. Everything is exactly the same as was on the previous Rating Decisions. So what was amended? No clue. The local office has finally received my mother's file to initiate a field visit. I am told they have 45 days to have the field visit and return information to main office. That will put me at March 12th. Almost one year to the day I originally applied. I have never had anything returned because they needed additional information or I didn't send something in correctly. It just has taken this long. Ready to pull hair out!!