Effect of Medicaid-Covered Nursing Home Care on Entitlement to PensionThe Medicaid Estate Recovery Program allows the State to place a lien on the house of a Medicaid eligible person for reimbursement of Medicaid expenses. May a person elect not to apply for Medicaid and continue to receive A&A benefits instead?
A veteran without dependents who is receiving Medicaid-covered nursing home care will have his or her pension benefits reduced to $90 a month for any period after the third full calendar month following the month of admission for such care.
38 U.S.C.S. § 5503(a)(1). Pub. L. No. 107-103, § 504, extended this limitation from September 30, 2008, to September 30, 2111.
If you are covered by Medicaid (in a nursing home) VA is required by law to drop you down to $90. The advantage to this is that unlike all other govt benefits, you can keep the $90 a month for your own spending. normally medicaid just takes all of your checks. the $90 is a much better benefit than what it sounds like