Dad was receiving A&A benefits since last year (thanks in no small part to the advice I received from this website); he has just passed away. He was approved for NJ Medicaid as of September 1, 2013. Does anyone know if the A&A payment from the VA direct deposited into his bank account on 11/1/13 becomes part of his estate, or will it have to go back? I have been told that Social Security will automatically withdraw his SS payment, but I don't know about the VA. I don't want to have a Medicaid conflict...Thank you.