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My husband receives a monthly check from the VA. That check

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My husband receives a monthly check from the VA. That check is earmarked to be used toward our monthly rent.
do I have to claim that amount on my taxes?
We pay for a nurse to come in and be here when he showers and helps him to get dressed.
She is here twice a week.
We live in a senior housing that provides 3 meals a day and everything except our laundryI have been told that the rent is deductible.. Should that come under health expenses?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 6 months ago.
HelloThe payments form the VA are not taxable.Assisted living expenses are deductible under health so if you itemize your deductions (Schedule A) you can claim the medical there. This would be for the nurse and the assisted living costs if you are there for medical reasons.
Expert:  Robin D. replied 6 months ago.
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