I can assure you 100% that the information I provided previously is absolutely correct.
VA does 3 things: 1. Health Care, 2. Compensation (service-related monthly payments) 3. Disability Pension (non-service related) Lousy names for #2 & #3, but i don't name them, I just explain them. If his dad is really recieving "monthly Compensation for a wartime disability", then his dad can not recieve both at the same time. If, in fact, his dad is recieving a 'pension' and just started getting it recently, the it is the DISABILTY PENSION. It can be increased as their medical expenses increase. up to the 1649 (?) for 2009. As posted previously "aid & Attendance" is not exclusive to facility care. A&A can be paid at home as well.
Under #3, The pension is triggered by several things but one of them is 'being 100% disabled" non-service related. Being over the age of 65 is concidered 100% disabled. THEN, there are two RATINGS under the Disability Pension: HOMEBOUND and AID & ATTENDANCE. Aid & Attendance is a subset of DISABILITY PENSION. Actually, A&A is not really a program, it's is the highest rating under the Disability Pension Rating System.
So while the words that are used "DISABILITY PENSION" may seem totally unrelated to Seniors in CARE, I can assure you that that is the program.