I applied in May 2016 for my mom and just received notice today that they approved her for the aid and attendance benefit but at only $554 per month. I don't understand why she didn't receive the entire amount. They said in the letter that the income we reported did not match her tax statement from last year. I think the problem may be that she had some stocks last year that provided some income but they were sold this year to pay off a mortgage when we sold her home at a loss of around $10,000. They have her countable assets at this time as around $7000 and monthly income of $2200 from a pension and social security. Should I call and try to talk to someone to get more information? I have the form on file for them to talk to me but don't know if this is a discussion they will have over the phone. I'll need to know what further information to send them. Also no surprise they want a fiduciary appointed which will be my sister. I believe you can only have one person on file as a contact. Should I pursue the fiduciary issue first and then have my sister continue the issue of increased benefits or should we wait on the fiduciary part until the benefit amount is straightened out? I'm grateful for the award but dreading more paperwork! Nothing is ever easy.