I spoke to a person at the Texas Veterans and told them that I was seeking 70% service connected , up from the current 30% for my father. His comment was that my father was already receiving the max through a & a. so even if increased to 70% there would not be any addition payments for the nursing home increases. I still sent in a request to increase to 70% due to insertion of the pacemaker and stints and beginning ALZ in conjuction with potential PSTD. I also asked for an expeditied decison. Reading this web site indicates that if you can get to 70% , nursing home may be covered. Do you have any comment?