My step father-in law died 2 weeks ago. We are trying to find help for my mother-in-law, as in what options she may have. Her husband was a Korean war veteran and they were married for 22 years. I don't know what to look for, to know where to get started. We know nothing about veterans benefits. And I mean nothing. My husband is her only child. He was not really welcome around while her husband was alive. Now that he's gone, we're stepping in as his 4 children have decided "their" parent is dead, so now she's our responsibility. Please don't judge us as this is a small piece of the story. We've done what we were allowed to do. I apologize for the back story, but I need y'all to understand, we're starting from scratch. They were getting about $1,400.00 from HIS social security, $400.00 from HER social security and $400.00 from HIS small pension. They were spending, in one way or another, every dollar they had incoming- every month. They have a house that has a home equity loan against it, that they also charge/withdraw against every month and just making payments back. Social security took back his last check and her appointment to get hers adjusted isn't until next month. So for two months at least, she only has $400.00 coming in and about $1100.00 going out- for meds, drs, insurance, household utilities, etc. She does get medicaide or care, not sure off the top of my head which. There are NO assets of ANY kind- unless you count her car that is barely running and the house that is worth about $50,000.00- and a $15,000.00 line of credit against it. His burial was covered by a life insurance policy and there's nothing left over. And we're noticing she is going to need some assistance for day to day things, but not into a home as of yet. We would feel better that she has someone checking on her everyday, making sure her meds and such are administered correctly. We're pretty sure they're not being taken exactly right. We don't know how the two of them were getting along by themselves up to this point. Does she qualify for ANY of the assistance mentioned on this website?