I applied for A&A for both of my parents (both WWII vets) at the beginning of 2016. It seemed to be a comedy of errors -- lots of back and forth in the claims process. I finally asked for help from my Representative's office (who were wonderful) and both were approved in July 2016. On December 30, 2016, I turned in an application for my father-in-law. My mother-in-law died in December and he decided to move into assisted living. I took the lessons learned from the process with my parents and submitted everything that could possibly be needed. I created an index sheet for the package as well; every page was numbered and cross-referenced. The only thing I got wrong was his interest earned. I left it at zero since it was less than $1 for the month's bank statement I provided! I got a request for more information with the statement "interest earned appears to be too low for total assets". I sent back a letter informing them that the $40K was not invested as it was going to be needed for AL costs, and that money market accounts don't pay much interest these days. I included his bank statements for three months showing the $0.90, $1.38, and $1.21 interest earned! Three days ago I checked the ebenefits site and saw that a decision had been made and a packet mailed. Today I checked the payments section of the ebenefits site and saw a deposit for the retroactive benefits!! Start to finish: three months SO thankful to everyone here for holding my hand the first time around and providing such a wealth of information for this time around.