Can this be true?? I've been reading about aid and attendance compensation. Without doubt, I feel my husband qualifies under the L rate in Special Monthly Compensation. His doctors brought all this to my attention and after all this researching I was just about to begin the process. Then I saw this small paragraph stating,"If you are awarded compensation, we will tell the Military Retired Pay Center to reduce your retired pay by the amount of compensaton you have been awarded." He is now drawing Va disability 100% P & T and combat related compensation. Just when I get my hopes up always a slap in the face. Seems like I remember, you can only draw the two highest no matter what you qualify for. After doing a stack of paper work, gathering all supporting documentations, and all else A&A might entail, I did the math and it will amount to $71 more if the combat related is taken away or excuse me "replaced" by the Aid and Attendance. Can this be true? Am I right? If he is awarded Aid and Attendance I was hoping to get into the Caregiver's program. Oops! That's only for post 9-11 vets. VietNam vets are once again forgotten for "stepping up to the plate." I know! $71 dollars would be more than I would have the month before but are there anyother advantages for getting the Aid and Attendance Award?