Hi, and thanks for adding me to the group! Like other newbies, I've read through many posts and learned so much already. However, I can't seem to find a definitive answer to my questions. I hope someone here can help. My 84-year old widowed aunt has already been approved for A&A, and has begun receiving monthly checks of just over $1000. At the time they filed through our local VA office, my cousin (we'll call her Mary Grace) had already taken on the responsibility of caring for her mother, staying with her except when she worked, but still maintaining her own residence, a small apartment shared with a roommate. Mary Grace is self-employed, but has lost most of her clients this year and hasn't tried to replace them, due to her mother's needs. She receives a salary of $1200 a month from her mother, plus about $250 a month on her own. They've worked out an arrangement in which Mary Grace uses her $250 to buy groceries for she and her mother; she needs the remainder of her money to pay her insurance, medicines, etc, as well as her share of the rent and utilities at her own apartment. The lease at Mary Grace's apartment is due for renewal next month, and her roommate is planning to move out. Since Mary Grace can't afford the apartment on her own and rarely spends time there anyway, she'll officially move in with her mother, whose own lease will come up for renewal around the same time. Mary Grace has no computer for research, but she called the local VA office and was told that if she moves in, her income will be counted as part of the "household income," thereby reducing her mother's benefit. I read a similar scenario on another website, but I'm sure I read somewhere, maybe on this forum (?), that the caregiver's income is not counted as part of the household. Can anyone clarify this? And if it is counted, is the salary she receives as a caregiver included, or is it only what she makes outside of the caregiver role? Also, how and when do we notify the VA of the change, if any notification is necessary? Thanks in advance to anyone who may be able to help!