My Dad was a WWII veteran and I have opened a case for my mom for A&A benefit. She was turned down for the reason that the examiner said she had enough to maintain her expenses. She is 91 and now has about $55K in cash assets. Her income is $1350 per month through a small pension and Social Security. She lives in an assisted living facility and her monthly expenses today about $3200 per month (mainly ASL fees and medical expenses). Should I file an update to see whether they will now grant her A&A benefits or wait until her assets get down to $40k or so? I have also heard that i could transfer her assets into a trust which would not count as an asset but will be used to support her expenses in order to assure her qualification but I have been reading about a VA look back and also did not want to jeopardize her Medicaid eligibility should she need that. Thanks for any replies.