Hi: Can anyone answer this. I posted a few days ago (see original post below), but haven't gotten any replies.I believe that he will only receive a maximum of the A&A benefit, not both, but would like that clarified. This is the part that I read that has me confused. " Aid and Attendance (A&A) is a benefit paid in addition to monthly pension. This benefit may not be paid without eligibility to pension. " This quote was copied from this VA site http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/pension/vetpen.htm#7 Thanks again for any help anyone can provide. Hi: Please help clarify this for me... My dad is single, no dependents, disabled, has dementia and is currently in a nursing home where doctors say he will need to remain. I keep reading that the A&A pension will be paid IN ADDITION to the monthly pension. I have read this numerous times, including on the www.vba.va.gov site. Does this mean that he could be eligible to receive the regular pension of $11,830 IN ADDITION to the A&A pension of $19,736 for a total pension of approximately $31,000? Although he has a current income from Social security and military retirement of about $28K per year, with the deduction for his nursing home care, his income is reduced to zero. His monthly nursing home cost is $5,550. He owns a farm valued at about $100K. We have not put it on the market yet. His nursing home care is still being paid by medicare at the moment (will be for the full 100days). The nursing home wants us to file for medicaid to cover his costs once the medicare runs out. If he were to qualify for BOTH pensions, then he would be much closer to affording the care without having to sell all of his assets. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I have filed an informal claim and am in the process of completing the paperwork for the regular claim. I haven't done anything yet with regard to medicaid. If it makes a difference - his property is in North Carolina and he is in a nursing home in Kansas near my sister. Thanks again.