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Fiduciary assignment and A&A

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appears I have been assigned to VA ficuairy hub and I assume someone will now come visit me and wife. I also have an A&A claim pending review. does the home visit have any bearing on a&a claim?

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I knew a veteran that was on A&A  was bedridden  his spouse was his caregiver and a VA Rep from the A&A or Rehab  I.L.P. came to their house  to see what all he needed?

, they ended up getting wheel chair ramps put in , they lived in a Mobile Home so the porch was fairly high off the ground  and they also put him in a walk in bath tub and wided 2 doors so he could have mobility to get around in his home  and make it better on the person that helps him...so this visit was to see what all this veteran needs.   he said they were super nice.

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Well, yes.  Why would they come visit your home if it had no bearing on anything?  

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If and when the VA determines you are no longer capable of handling your own financial affairs, they will appoint a fiduciary. The normal course is to chose a spouse of other family member to administer your funds. They have to send in a report annually documenting what was spent on what. 

The VA sends out a Fiduciary assessor who makes sure you a) need a fiduciary and b) appoints one you choose. This is a requirement of law. It in no way influences the ratings you receive such as A&A. The examiner will usually contact you both via USPS and a phone call to remind you of the appointment. I'd have to check but I believe the fiduciary, if it is a third party, can charge a sum of $90 dollars per year and other hard costs of being your fiduciary. 

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Can you get A & A SMC L without getting assigned a fiduciary or do the two go hand in hand. 

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I would say yes if the veteran is in his/her right mind.

...they( VA Assessor) can choose a spouse or someone you know or family member you trust.

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The VA sends out a Fiduciary assessor who makes sure you a) need a fiduciary and b) appoints one you choose. This is a requirement of law. It in no way influences the ratings you receive such as A&A''

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