Hi. My situation…I am over 30% since 1992. I adopted a son. I submitted his SSN and birth certificate showing I am his mom. My local VSO said I didn’t need to submit the adoption papers. After thinking a bit about it, I did go on ebenefits and upload the adoption papers just in case. My dependency claim shows receipt on 12/20/2012 and an estimated complete of 11/19/2013. It is now 04/18/2014. Still not completed. I do have an appeal in that is currently at the VBA. Not related to my son. I have vaguely heard if you have an appeal in (which it has been for several years) no other claims can be worked for you. If I use ebenefits to add my son now, will it still take quite a while since it falls into the category of having to be manually reviewed since he was adopted? I am concerned it may still take another couple of years to adjudicate my claimon on appeal and it leaves me continually waiting to add my son. Would it at some point be retro since the original claim in December 2012 if I added him through ebenfits? Or it best to just wait on the original 12/20/2012 claim? And as one VSO stated, considering it a non-interest bearing savings account….. Your recommendation?