I am looking into this program for my mother, who is both a veteran and a veteran's widow. When I read the VA site, it says a vet has to qualify as low income, which means her annual income has to be less than $10,000. Hers is closer to $20,000. But that's without subtracting any care expenses. I don't see on the VA site where you get to subtract those expenses in order to qualify. Can someone clarify this for me. If she were to go into an assisted living facility, the monthly fee would use up more then her monthly SS and pension (not a VA pension). So looking at it that way, she wouldn't have any income. But I don't see that anywhere on the official documents. They make it sound like you just count your income, not your expenses. BTW, her assets would be less than the $80,000. So she would qualify on that part. Thanks for any clarification you can provide. No offense, but there are so many scams out there on the internet that I would really like to see something official from the VA website that clarifies.