I am a first timer to this forum, which I have been reading for the past few weeks. Thank you so much for the info I have gleaned so far. My main concern now is this: my dad meets all the qualifications to receive the Aid and Attendance benefit, but he is retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service (1 yr in Viet Nam during the specified dates) and receives a military retirement pension. He is 75 years old now and has alzheimers. We have found an Assisted Living Facility to move him into in the next month. His military pension, SS and my mother's SS totalled will still not be enough for the ALF. But if they can get A&A, Mom will be able to scrape by. Will the fact that he already receives the military retirement affect whether or not he may receive the additional VA A&A benefit? I have not seen this addressed in any of the fact sheets I have read. Any input would be greatly appreciated.