Word of Caution on these "qualfications", based on personal experience:
Assets - the max amount of money the VA allows is $80k; a lot of applicants trip up on this factor, and some advisors (attorneys, CPA's, relatives) have given incorrect advice resulting in the applicant not qualifying for the benefit, or, having an asset enter into the ownership of the applicant, thereby, booting them out of the program when the annual EVR is performed. i.e. the Vet owns a house, then decides to "sell" the house, the proceeds then enter into their bank account - there is a good chance they'll be disqualified from the benefit.
Also, several families we have worked with will gift the money assets to the kids; we had one family whose daughter/POA was "gifted" $60,000, as the POA; the POA was liened by the IRS, and they took the money.
Another case - the son was the POA, an annuity was used to reposition the money, the son had full access to the annuity; the annuity did not have an amendment preventing the son, as owner, from taking the money. The son bought a new house, a new car, and took a cruise. The agent confronted the son, and charges of fraud and elder abuse have been filed, the son is being prosecuted as I write this.
How the assets are held and structured is vitally important, to protect the assets of the VET is the primary reason for proper structuring.
One last case - a family was referred to us for the benefit; an out of state rental property was owned by dad; the advice they had been given was to simply transfer the house into a trust, and dad could still "qualify" for the benefit. The intent was to sell the house as the costs for the dad's care increased. We prevented the loss of the benefit, due to the proposed income from the house sale. We saved them a lot of heartache.
Facilities - it has been our experience that applicants have the best chance of getting the benefit with one of two conditions are present:1) they are in a Facility that provides medical assistance for at least of the Assisted Daily Living skills; 2) a Vet living at home with a paid, outside caregiving agency providing the daily medical assistance needed.
This can be a complicated benefit to obtain, always get your information from a few different sources. In the last 2 1/2 years our organization has successfully secured benefits for 460 Vets / Spouses / Surviving Spouses. No brag, just fact.
Take care, hope this helps.