How does receiving VA Aid and Assistance affect Medicaid application for NH?

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"Sometimes referred to as Qualifying Income Trusts, Qualified Income Trusts, or Miller Trusts (based upon a court case with the same name), they are used when a Medicaid applicant has too much income to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to pay for nursing home care or other long-term care costs."
When the time comes you can set up a Millers Trust so that she can apply for medicaid. MIL's nursing home social worker is helping us with this process.
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My WWII dad receives A&A of $900 per month and the average nursing home in our area is $9000 per month. Check with VA about what happens if she goes on Medicaid.
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Thank you cdnreader & joAnn29 for the information you provided. Let me expand and rephrase my question.
My Mom (Dementia/Alzheimer's) will qualify for VA A&A. She lives with me. My wife and I provide care for her. We do have a Care Contract in place. I plan to apply for VA A&A for her. My question is: if she is approved and begins receiving VA A&A and then say a year or so later, she deteriorates beyond our ability to no longer provide care for her and she needs to go to a Nursing Home. Upon her entering a NH does she need to apply for Medicaid to pay for NH or will VA A&A benefits pay for the NH? I know if she were to get help from Medicaid that she would no longer receive VA A&A but how does she transfer from receiving VA A&A into Medicaid benefits when entering into NH?
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If getting Medicaid you can't have A&A too. Both government programs. A&A does take a long time and can only be gotten if the person was in the service during wartime.
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Dear Rdinstjoe:

I found this information online:




Can you receive veterans benefits and Medicaid?





A Medicaid applicant can usually begin receiving benefits within 2-3 months, while it is not unusual for a veterans pension beneficiary to wait 6-12 months or longer for their application to be approved. ... One spouse can receive Medicaid, and the other can receive the Aid and Attendance benefit.Jul 1, 2017




Dual Eligibility for Medicaid and Veterans Pension Benefits



payingforseniorcare.com/medicaid/veterans-aid-attendance.html

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Do veterans benefits count as income for Medicaid?





For MAGI-based medical assistance programs, do not count any VA payments as income. This includes pensions, compensation and VA educational income which may include an allowance for housing or subsistence. The following VA payments are not counted as income for Medicaid.
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