The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) limits monthly Veterans benefits (VA) to $90 for any Medicaid eligible:
- veteran who is a nursing home resident, and who does not have a spouse or child; or
- veteran's surviving spouse who is a nursing home resident, and who does not have a child.
When a veteran or surviving spouse provides proof that their monthly Veterans benefit has been reduced to $90, deduct the $90 disregard when figuring the nursing home credit amount. Allow this deduction starting with the first calendar month that VA checks are reduced to $90. Do not use the $30 NH (nursing home) Standard as a deduction for these persons.
Allow the $30 NH Standard for nursing home cases where monthly VA benefits are not limited to $90, and for all other cases not receiving VA. See PM 15-06-02 for NH Standard policy.
Do not allow both the $30 NH Standard and the $90 Veterans Benefit Disregard for the same month.