I have read in several places that "As a rule of thumb, assets should not exceed $80,000. That amount drops depending on the age of claimant." My Dad, for whom I am about to first apply for the Aid & Attendance program, is 93 years old and has neither applied for nor received any previous VA benefits. His and my Mom's joint assets are right at $80,000. After his assisted living and medical expenses, his countable income will be negative so this should not be an eligibility problem. However, since Dad is 93, does that mean the VA likely would deny his A&A claim or would his benefit be reduced or prorated down? Would his assets need to be lower to get a full benefit? Thanks for anyone's experience with the amount of expected benefit for an older veteran.