My dad was a veteran. He was receiving A& A for the last six months, while he and my mom were living in assisted living facility. He had several non service related physical issues which qualified for A&A. He died in Jan. and the A& A has ended. I am trying to get survivor spouse A&A benefits for my mom. She only has mental issues, alzheimers, vascular dementia and diabetes. Does she also need to qualify with physical issues, or does she automatically get it because he was receiving it? If not, is there any other VA program that could help her financially? She is still living in the assisted living facility, but don't know how long we can continue paying those cost. She only receives social security and has no savings.