Rhode Island Medical Assistance ("MA") and the VA Aid & Attendance Program
If you qualify for Aid and Attendance, you should consider how the Aid and Attendance funds are viewed in by Medicaid in Rhode Island (MA). First, it is important to understand what you have been award. A veteran or surviving spouse may not be qualified for any pension under the VA rules until they meet the medical and financial criteria for Aid and Attendance. However, once they meet the criteria, the award they are granted is comprised of Basic Pension (Maximum Annual Pension Rate (MAPR)) and Aid and Attendance. This is important because Basic Pension is taxable and counts against you for Rhode Island MA - while the Aid and Attendance portion does not. Note that there is NOT an exclusion in Rhode Island for assets accumulated from the Aid and Attendance Pension. Follow this link to the A&A Table on this website or check the figures on www.VA.gov.
Rhode Island MA and the VA’s Aid and Attendance Pension:
Under the Rhode Island Department of Human Services Code of Rules MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
VA AID AND ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCES, which are paid toveterans, spouses of disabled veterans and survivingspouses in regular need of the aid and attendance ofanother person, or who are housebound, is excluded. Thisallowance is combined with the individual's pension orcompensation payment.
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