My mom is currently in a rehab facility for her 100 days covered by Medicare. She wants to apply for the benefits she's eligible for thru the VA. However, we have heard 2 different answers to the same question. That question is that if my mom does apply for those benefits, does that income go to the home as well? She's on MediCal when she goes permanent, so her income will drop to $35 a month due to high share of cost. We have been told that the home cannot touch that money and also that the home can take that money. She wants to apply for it so she has money while in the home. Does anyone know if they can or can't take VA income? If they can, then I'm not going to apply for it since they will be getting paid from her income and also MediCal.