My 92 year old mother currently receives $1153 per month from the VA as a surviving spouse. The VA says that award breaks down to Pension: $721 and A&A Allowance: $432 = $1153. Is that the maximum the VA can pay or is there a table(s) that states what the maximums are? I am also aware that if filing for other assistance such as Medicaid, the A&A does not count as asset. Please advise...and thanks so much.