I am just now compiling all the documentation to apply for my aunt's A & A. I am very apprehensive about this entire process. I've read that the max benefit is only about $700. I've also read that this a a nightmare waiting to happen. Is the process and problems worth the outcome? We are paying $3500 a month for my aunt's assisted living. At this rate it won't take long for her to be destitute. I will undertake this obviously daunting task in the hope that some aid will be given. I am looking forward to reading your posts and learning from your experiences. I hope I will be able to contribute something positive to the board as well.