My mother just got her first payment from the VA for assisted living. She may be getting a sum of money for the amount in arrears due to her being eligible since April 1st which I figure comes to 4-5 grand. Her home is due payment for property taxes and insurance. My brother and I are also on the house, but are paying for our own homes too. Would I get in trouble recouping some of the money that has been spent to make all of her medical payments so that she is WELL below the $2000 that the state will let her keep in assets. I know that some persons will tell me to ask an attorney, but tell me one lawyer that will counsel me for FREE. I just don't want to get into trouble paying for these expenses that are legitimate.