I just received a strange letter from the VA. They are claiming that because my father's monthly social security check went up by $5 this year (2017, because of a tiny COLA), the VA is going to cut his pension by the same amount. First, why did it take all year for them to tell me this? Why do they care about a measly $5. My father has end stage dementia, needs 24 hour care that is costing $4000/month. Why are they trying to negate the tiny SS COLA, and are they going to do it again in 2018 when the COLA is 2% and his Medicare Part B cost will most likely go up to negate the COLA? They want me to send in his 2017 Soc Sec statement but I am not sure why since they already have this information. Has anyone else has this happen and how did you handle it?