I have many questions and I think this may be the place to ask them. My father was in WWII and is now bed-ridden with alheimers (sp)and in a nursing home. In the past my mother tried to get disabilty compensation for him from accidents that he had while he was in the army, but because there was no documentation she couldn't get anything. He did have a purple heart for something, but his army records were destroyed by fire so we don't know what it was for. My mother's only income is his social security and she has very little in assets. From what I am reading he either qualifies for the aid and attendance or pension, but I don't know the difference between them. My mother is concerned that if she files for it, a.she would lose his social security, b.Medicare wouldn't pay for his meds and the nursing home, and c. she would be tighter for cash than she is now. If they gave him the aid and attendance or the pension, how would that work for my mom's situation? Thanks for any assistance you can give me.