HI i just wanted to share news of my mom's a&a. she is receiving maximum amount. good news. bad news...now that she is receiving more income , she cant receive any more medicaid and she is having to pay for her medicare premiums. even though she is paying caregiver to care for her the government consider the income hers because its in her name. so if u start receiving a&a and u were receiving assistance from government such as food stamps and medicaid, if the amount of pension is significant u wont be able to get that assistance from government as before. but the most important thing is that your parent is being cared for. if anyone has gone thru this please let the other forum users know.