If mom gets the Veterans A&A pension to help pay me for caregiving, will that income knock her out of eligibility for services based on income? She had a stroke this spring, and when my hmla ran out I had to quit, as she needs 24/7 care and lives on an 1100 social security benefit and a VERY small va pension. I'm trying to keep my home running and paid for (my 20 something kids are living there) while I live with Mom and pick up the financial slack here as well. I had to cash out my 401k and eat the 60 percent loss , but that won't last long. Mom rents her house, which is a one br. I sleep on the floor on an air bed. My house is too small, so combining households is out.
From the research I've done it seems as though she qualifies for the A&A, but I don't want to increase her income if it will make her ineligible for the help she gets now for home health, etc.
I'm just not sure if the income would cost me more than it's worth if it causes her to lose benefits. Has anyone else gotten A&A and lost other benefits?