For many families, Aid & Attendance is a key part of the care plan to prevent a nursing home admission, and keep the veteran or surviving spouse safe at home. A GAO Report delivered to Congress explains basic VA procedures, and a general overview of the formula the VA uses to process claims. http://aging.senate.gov/events/hr246rpt.pdf For more information on how Aid & Attendance and other resouces combine to make quality elder care possible, visit http://masshealthhelp.com/html/veterans_benefits.html and http://masshealthhelp.com/index.html For information on the importance of a Caregiver Contract with family members who provide care: http://www.masshealthhelp.com/html/caregiver-contracts.html The Law Office of John L. Roberts serves clients in Hampden County, Massachusetts. (413) 567-5600 This video explains how unreimbursed health care and medical expenses (meaning expenses that are not paid for by your health insurance, Medicare or any other source) are what you need to qualify for Aid & Attendance