I am writing on behalf of my Mother, who is a widow of a Korean War and WWII Veteran, who now resides in an assisted living facility. After applying for VA A&A, she sold her home, which was part of a revocable living trust. The proceeds of the sale are now part of that trust. After the sale of the house, she received notice of approval of VA A&A benefit. She received 13 months worth of benefit in a lump sum, which raised her total assets to slightly over $80,000 (including proceeds from home sale). We have two questions. 1. Are assets held in a revocable living trust subject to the $80,000 limit? 2. Does the lump sum payment of benefit affect the $80,000 asset cap, or does it "push" that limit? Thank you for any assistance and guidance with these questions. By the way, we followed Debbie's guidelines and instructions in applying for Mom's benefit, and we had no trouble at all.