My mother is in assisted living and has been receiving the Aid and Attendance benefit. Can family members make deposits into her checking account to help cover expenses? Social Security and the A & A benefit are transmitted to the account automatically. We have not added any funds to her checking account to date because we did not want to create any basis for the VA to somehow assume that all income and assets were not reflected in the original application. Thank you for this site. I can't imagine trying to get an application approved without the resources provided here.