My Dad is a WWII vet in an assisted living facility. In addition, we have a caregiver staying with him each night, to prevent falls. One caregiver (2 nights/week) was hired through a service, one is a private individual (5 nights/week) we hired on our own. It is the cost of the caregivers that pushes the situation over his income level. We do not want to create any problems for this individual by reporting this expense. As far as applying for VA benefits, in this situation are we just out of luck?