My mother requires round the clock care in her home. She receives a ss check, and has now qualified for an Aid and Attendance check to pay for attendants to keep her in her home. She lives in an income based apartment for the elderly. They count her SS check as income and derive her rent from that. My question is: does she have to tell them about the A&A check from VA? It is used solely to pay for caregivers, nothing else. Or is the A&A check not counted as income?