My mother (homebound) widow of WWII vet has lived with us for 19 years. We provide everything for her. Physically and living expenses. She receives VA widow benefit. The VA told me to determine an amount that my services are worth as a caregiver with her living in our home and she is totally disabled (feeding, personal needs) 24 hours a day. I did that but they thought it was not enough, but that is what I chose. I need to know if I'm required to pay taxes on that. Why would I when it goes for expenses, but I need to know? Thank you.