First Question: My Father is widowed and has an income of $2150/month, the Assisted Living costs exceed $3,000/month. He has no real savings (much less than $80K), will he receive the full benefit of $1519/month or only the difference between his costs and income ($850/month)? Second Question: Is the VA File Number the same as his Social Security Number? Or do I need to submit the form without a File Number? Third Question: He has dementia, is it better to use say the VFW to represent my Father's case (Form 21-22) or should I have him sign over POA and Health Care Surrgate to me, his son (Form 21-22A & Form 10-0137)? Thank You for this wonderful website and all your help and to all those Vet's; Thank You for your Service!