Assistance from the VA is "means tested," which means that only people who seem to genuinely need these benefits will receive an award. It also means that benefits are determined based on the applicant's income, assets, and needs.
Applicants whose countable incomes are over maximum thresholds, including their homes, may still qualify, depending on their age and the amount of their monthly allowable medical benefit. In situations that are borderline, it can't hurt to apply, as decisions are largely made on a case-by-case basis:
This countable income formula can help you determine what is an allowable medical deduction, and how to arrive at what the VA is determining as "countable income."
You can also use this FREE Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit Calculator on VeteranAid.org.