What bills can we use A&A Award for?

Discussion in 'Share Your Personal Experience' started by Sperry8, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Sperry8

    Sperry8 Newbie

    My father was recently awarded A&A benefits. He is in an assisted living facility and requires assistance with bathing, dressing, medication management, etc. (He has dementia/alzheimers). I was told when applying that the VA considers this and specifically not the cost of room/board when identifying whether he should receive benefits.

    My question is - now that he's been awarded monies, can the money be used solely to pay for the aides who assist him daily? Or can it also be used towards the room/board portion? Can it be used towards other things, like cable TV, haircuts, etc.?

    It's sort of a moot question at this point since the bills for the aides are more than he was awarded - but I just wanted to understand for record keeping purposes.
  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    You can use the money however you need or want to.

    Congratulations on getting through the process.
  3. Sperry8

    Sperry8 Newbie

    Great news, thank you.
  4. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    You're welcome.

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