My 81 year old father just entered an assisted living facility and receives a medicaid waiver. Before we knew he would be a recipient of this waiver I had done much of the research and groundwork to submit his form 21-526. Can you tell me whether he can apply and perhaps use his VA pension benefit rather than the Medicaid waiver benefit? The reason I want to help him pursue the VA pension benefit is because it is a better benefit for his circumstance and could possibly allow him to retain a little more of his monthly income for personal items and secure a private room at the facility. I am trying to contact his Medicaid case manager to determine whether his applying for the VA pension would in any way adversely affect his Medicaid waiver eligibility. Anyone else had this circumstance?