My Mom is on Medicaid in a nursing home. The $90 VA benefit might increase her bank account enough that it could cause her to exceed her $2000 Medicaid asset limit. (Her bank account is quite a bit lower than that due to life insurance value.) She gets to keep $60 of income due to state Medicaid law and uses that or a little more than that for personal care, but if she had more she could have a phone and maybe use the beauty shop more often. But I can't let the $90 VA benefit impact her Medicaid eligibility.