I spoke to an Elder Law attorney today. She indicated that my step-father's current VA income is compensation (an entitlement) and that if I want to apply for A&A as a pension, it would stop his compensation pay - i.e. can't have both. Is this true? I thought I read somewhere that you could receive BOTH. Also, she indicated there are two types of A&A, one raises the compensation, the other replaces compensation - this is confusing... Mike.