I have had my folks living with me for over 7 years. Dad ( vet) has Alzheimer's and Mom (90) has physical disabilities. I have applied for A&A for the past 2 years and have been denied. Recently, the doctor at the VA had me re-apply, so hopefully it will be approved. My question is, can those monies be used to pay for in home care by a non-medical individual and or to myself (daughter) since I take care of them 24/7??? or pay for their care in I travel out of town? Any info. on what A&A pays for would be greatly appreciated. p.s. Thank you so much for this website I am one stressed out daughter who needs all the help she can get !!!!