Thankfully, we were able to receive the A&A benefit for my father, the veteran, and my mother several years ago. In December my mother started hospice and two weeks after that my father passed away. Mon is home. She is bed-bound and is being cared for by my sister with the help of caretakers. My mom is declining because of dementia, but is still physically strong. The VA filed an intent to file for my mother after the A&A was terminated. My dad collected a small pension, which my mother is the beneficiary and I have been waiting since January to hear back from them regarding the pension. Since I am her POA, I believe their own process of granting me that status has delayed the award even further. Any way, I am waiting for the pension information in order to apply for the A&A for my mother. Should I continue to wait for the official notification from the pension company or is there anything I can do now? Since we are paying over $5,000 a month for caretaking, I would like to get this process going as soon as possible. Any suggestions?