I work in a local government agency with an H4 EAD since 2015, that was valid till April. An attorney advised to apply for H4 extension & EAD renewal together well ahead of time and we did so in Oct 2018, 31 Oct 2018 receipt date. I had to travel to India in Nov 2018, even when we asked the attorney about it I was advised to apply. Now the case is still pending with USCIS even after 5 months of applying. I strongly believe that it is because of the travel this has been affected [https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/faqs-employment-authorization-certain-h-4-dependent-spouses#_While_Waiting_for] I need advise on what I can do now? Can I apply a fresh I765 for the EAD while the older case is still pending?