My mom was approved for A&A in 2008. The time period she would have been eligble for payment in Assisted Living was about 4 months. She lived in assited living when approved for A&A but suffered a cerebrial hemorrage and was placed in hospice and passed away before receiving any of the monies due her. We filed the necessary paperwork for the accrued benefits and out of pocket expenses due to her death, which was only the grave opening due to her funeral being prepaid. We received a check for the plot opening and was told that was all we were entitled to. We were told otherwise by several different people and I am now having our local Congressman's office look into it. The statement that was made is that the VA will try to get out of paying due monies any way they can. Not only that but throughout this process they would send letters in mom's name to the ALF which were forwarded to me saying that she was receiving checks. No checks were ever received. Finally in the fall of last year there was one forwarded to me notifying me that my mom had passed away and her checks would stop. Funny, they think they were paying her for over a year????? I know the file was closed because we got a letter stating that. I figured it was worth one last shot trying to get the monies that were due her.