Hello! I have been working with a VA Accredited Claims Agent and have had a struggle with this group from the beginning. I have provided them with all the necessary forms and the Doctors form. The last piece they instructed me to do was have a Care Contract with my mother, who is the person I am trying to obtain the A&A for. They said the contract should go back to the date on "intention to file" which is Jan. 1 and telling us Mom needs to come up with 2 months of her income to pay me. My question.....is a Care Contract necessary? My mother is not in an Assisted Living but requires assists with daily living. They are suggesting that my Mom write me a check each month & ZERO out her income and I will then turn around and pay her bills. Mom would hire me to take care of her affairs. My mothers assets are around 30,000-35,000. Monthly income $2400.00 The claims Agent is acting VERY unusual and now my family and I are second guessing. Thank you for your help!