Well here is my Mom's situation (we are getting mixed advice elsewhere, so glad for this website): As a surviving spouse of my Dad who was a vet, she applied years ago was eventually approved and has been receiving VA Aid & Attendance about $200-$400 month to cover home care. As typical the amount was adjusted by VA each year based on expenses incurred the prior year. She was living alone in a rental house and further was homebound due to disability from MS. She has very limited income < $1500 month just SS and disability and owns few assets <$2000. In May of this year she had a setback, needed more regular care & so moved into a one bedroom unfurnished assisted living apartment. It's pretty typical place- staffed 24/7 supervision, handicapped friendly, secure access, includes pull cords in bathroom & bedroom, an hour of day help as needed from an aid for dressing/ bathing, transferring in/out of bed, only one cooked dinner, activities, transportation, etc... all grand total about $4,000/month. During this period my brother and I have been providing $ to cover the extra costs. Q: exactly what paperwork should she file to capture the extra A&A expenses incurred this calendar year, plus then to get that increase recurring going forward for 2017? Q: how much of this monthly rate paid to the assisted living apt can she claim? (the bill is not itemized- it's a flat rate with a couple add on options). For reference, a typical one bedroom non-assisted unfurnished apartment in this city would be ~$700. Thanks!