My A & A experience

Discussion in 'Share Your Personal Experience' started by blueridgevoyager, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. My father was a WWII service-connected 100% disabled vet.
    He required full time care during the final 4 years of his life, which I provided in his home untill his death in 1986.
    I applied for A & A for him and the VA's final decision was that he was only 99% disabled and did not qualify.
    I never recieved anything from the VA for being his caretaker!
    My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's/dementia in March 2007 and had to leave her home and move into my home.
    My wife and I are the caregivers.
    I applied for A & A in Dec. 2008 after reading the Boomer magazine article.
    A & A was granted and, I was appointed her fiduciary and I finally recieved a check in the mail for Feb.-Aug. The VA advised me that Jan. benefit is held in arrears. She did not recieve anything for Dec. even tho, that is when the application was submitted.
  2. pologal1979

    pologal1979 Guest

    benefits are payed in arrears.

    ex. if his date of claim was 12-05-08 and benefits were granted, then his first pay date will be 01-01-09. Benefits for the month of January are paid at the end of jan or first of the next month depending on when the first of the next month falls. etc.

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