I think payment should be due within 3 business days of the EUC clearing. Withholding $$$ is the only way to get the government off it's lazy butt!i think once you are approved, the approval should be good for 5 years. Similar to a concealed weapons permit. Sign some papers at pickup, show your approval card, and load. That way you only have to suffer the wait the first time. I would love to buy some more, but dread the wait... This would make life better for everyone.