My dad was approved for the A&A and is already receiving it. It has been a blessing and I do not want to do anything to interfere with it in any way. My situation is this, my parents donated their home and the vacant lot attached next to it, to me and my two siblings twelve years ago, with my parents having usufruct of the property. All this was recorded int the courts when the donation was made and there is no mortgage on the house or property. Now that my parents are unable to care for themselves, they have moved into an assisted living home, but the house is vacant and getting run down now and in need of repairs.They had already moved in the assisted living when we applied for A&A.We would like to know if we can either rent or sell the house now. I was told I could have a letter drawn up and signed by my parents saying they give us permission to rent the house and agree that all rental income is to be used strictly on the house expense such as property tax, insurance, maintenance and repairs and that the rental income would not be taken by them nor used for them. Would this letter legally stop the rental income from being counted against him or would it cause hem to loose his A&A income or lesson the amount he is receiving? Would it be better to rent, sell , or leave the property vacant at this time, or would either way selling or renting with this letter interfere with his A& A , since technically we already own the property through donation? This usufruct is really causing a lot of confusion. Would the VA allow him to terminate his usufruct now or would this interfere also? I would like to know how the VA interprets it and would rule. Any assistance or information would help greatly at this point.