I applied for VA benefits for my father back in November. He was approved so we should start seeing payments in July. However the retroactive amount was not approved...yet. Anyone ever go through this process? Now I have to have him fill out a form that says he will not contest a finding of incompetency. Then apparently I get interviewed. I realize they are using government funds to do this but does it have to be so difficult? I feel like they make it so hard so some people will give up. The retroactive will cover two months of assisted living so I am not giving up on this. Just wonder if anyone can tell me what to expect next.