Do VA benefits go directly to a facility for their cost of care?

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Does VA compensation go directly to a facility?

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VA compensation (for service-connected disabilities) or VA pension with aid and attendance (for non-service connected disabilities) go directly to the claimant, not to the facility. The benefits are usually direct deposited into the claimant's checking account, just like social security.