Hello, I am new to this forum and I am seeking information concerning my mother's eligibility for A & A. She is a surviving spouse of my retired military father, who passed away in 1993. She is currently experiencing disabilities of her own of which I am researching the A & A as a possibility for her. She lives alone in her home, is blind in one eye, has decreased vision in the other, recently suffered two mild strokes, has a heart condition and severe osteoporosis. Her physician has written a detailed letter describing her physical limitations and need for in-home assistance. In my research of the A & A site, I thought I came across information stating that an individual does not need to be of low income in order to qualify, but I am now wondering if I misread that info, as I seem to be reading differently on this forum. Can you please tell me what the highest income allowed is for the A & A Assistance? With hers and my father's different retirements and her Social Security, she makes approximately $25,700 annually. She then has about $20,000 in an IRA. Her only other assets are her home and car of which I understand are not included. Her insurances pay for any medical she currently needs. We are in the process now of researching the costs of her needed in-home care. Is she not eligible until she actually acquires the in-home care or moves into a medically assisted living home (should she need going forward)? Is it at that point that those expenses bring down her income to make her eligible? Am I able to begin the process now and go ahead and apply so that she will have available for when we do settle on the necessary in-home care? I have gathered all the necessary documents, but as stated above, concerned her income may be too much. Any assistance you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!