Receiving A&A benefits before Moving to Assisted Living

Discussion in 'Selling of Home' started by 112frank, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. 112frank

    112frank Newbie

    My father (90yrs old), a WW2 vet has just started to receive A&A benefits about a month ago. He is in the process of selling the condo that he and my mother (85yrs old) live in. I am helping them with all this but have questions.

    • Do my parents have to spend this money from the VA completely every month?
    • How long will the A&A benefits continue?
    • Is there reporting to the VA of their expenses?

    Any help would be much appreciated!

  2. Kaylin

    Kaylin Hero Member Staff Member


    Your parents do not necessarily have to spend the entire award amount of Aid and Attendance money each month. It would obviously depend on their care needs for that particular month.

    If your father is in the process of selling a condo, the VA may reduce the award amount of the A&A benefit if this money becomes an asset of your parents. They will need to report the money from the condo sold to the VA because it will show up on their taxes as well.

    They can use VA form 21-4138 Statement in Support of Claim to inform the VA of the selling of the condo.

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