I am new to the forum (and to the veterans benefits process), so thank you in advance for any help you can provide. My grandmother is the surviving spouse of a WWII veteran. She is struggling to remain in the community, and she and her physician are both in agreement that she would benefit from moving to an assisted living facility. While in the community, her income (minus her medical expenses) exceeds the income restrictions for A&A, leaving her ineligible for support. However, the monthly fee for the assisted living facility she hopes to move to exceeds her total income (whether we factor in medical expenses or not). I have been told that my grandmother must already reside in the assisted living facility (and, therefore, essentially have a negative income) to be eligible for A&A; however, she cannot move in without the additional support. She has a very limited savings account that may be able to cover the full cost of the assisted living facility for 2-3 months, but everything I've read suggests it is unlikely that her A&A application would be processed in that amount of time. So, in essence, it appears she is in a Catch-22 situation: She cannot qualify for A&A without already living in an assisted living facility, but she cannot move into an assisted living facility without A&A support. What can we do? Again, I am very new to this process and would appreciate any suggestions or help. Thank you.