IM-#15 March 9, 2010 The Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing and undressing or taking care of the needs of nature. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. This portion of a VA pension is included for the Food Stamp, Temporary Assistance and Child Care Programs. This portion of a VA pension is excluded for Mo HealthNet for Families. Enter the full amount of the VA Pension including the Aid and Attendance Pension, as “UI – Unearned Income”, source “VA – Veterans Administration”. Enter the Aid and Attendance portion of the pension as income expense code “AA – VA Aid and Attendance Expenses”. This portion of the VA pension is excluded for MO HealthNet for Families.