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.