Do you have to count spouse as dependent?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chance11, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. chance11

    chance11 Newbie

    My dad and mom live with me and I care for both of them. Is it in my best interest when applying for A&A for my dad who is 90 and needs daily care, to count spouse as dependent or can you apply as just a veteran for A&A ? My mom has beginning signs of dementia. Thanks for the site and for all you do! He gets about 1200 in SS and she gets around $650 in SS that we use for caretaking expenses for my dad.
  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Since you are providing care for both, and her condition will worsen, it would not make much sense to file just as the veteran. I recommend you file as veteran with spouse.

    Keep in mind that you have to be able to show care expenses in order to qualify financially.

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