We were instructed to file for both Medicaid and VA when my 92 year old father-in-law fell and broke his hip. We had to put his dementia wife in Memory Care as we had no idea how long he would need recover and go home, if ever. Up to this point he had been taking care of her. After the hospital, he went into rehab. From there he went into assisted living. He fell in Jan. and was approved for Medicaid in April. As was his wife. He was in assisted living for one month and then returned home. That lasted a month and now he is in a nursing home permanently. Today I received a notice from the VA saying he is entitled to a $600 benefit. What do I do first? Notify Medicaid, VA or the nursing home? Who is entitled to that money? Do I just send it back?