My MIL is a surviving spouse who is housebound and is considered medically legally blind. She currently needs help with transportation issues like going to the grocery store, doctor appointments and occasional paperwork. She currently lives alone in her own home and does her own cooking and cleaning. BUT her eyesight is deteriorating and she will need help with cooking and cleaning. She is in reasonably good health and currently does not take any prescription medications or has very high out-of-pocket medical expenses. She needs to move closer to us (another state) and may require financial aid to help pay for a monthly housing expense. Even if she were to sale her home and with her other assets she would fall below the $80,000 asset level. My question is, does A&A pay a benefit for someone who lives in an apartment or senior community living that doesn't provide any care giving? Or does A&A pay a benefit only to people living in an assisted living or nursing care facility? I know this question is somewhat out of the content of this website, but would she qualify for the "housebound" benefit as a surviving spouse of the VA monthly pension? Thanks to everyone for sharing your experiences with A&A, it is very helpful.