I didn't think I would be utilizing the wonderful services of this board again, but here I am. I completed this process over 5 years ago on behalf of my mother (my Dad was a deceased vet) but sadly she passed away before she was awarded anything. Now I am here because I am going to work on completing another application for my father in law. Here's his story. He is 90 years old, a WWII vet. He fell and broke his hip in February, surgery and then rehab for 6 weeks, got a UTI rehospitalized for 6 days, rehab for another two. Returned home where he lives alone in May and in June fell again and had a compound fracture of his finger, more surgery six days in the hospital. For all of the above we feel it is time for assisted living. He has a tremor, so difficulty preparing food and eating, fall risk, renal failure, deaf and high blood pressure. After researching many places the one that was a good location, nice and most importantly had "all inclusive" care is $4400/mo for a studio. He has 26,000 in savings and checking and no other assets, SS of $1550 and a small pension of $350 for a total of $1900/mo income. From these boards and my prior application "experience" I think he should easily qualify. Am I missing anything? Our plan is to have him go into ALF Aug 1 and then mail in Intent to File. Then submit application and pay each month with his savings and SS, hoping of course that he is awarded sooner than later (I will file expedited as he is 90) Am I being too optimistic? If he exhausts these savings and doesn't get awarded the A and A he will have to get a Medicaid bed. Anyone feel free to share your opinions, I just pray that this vet can be taken care of in his final years.