A Veteran’s spouse is one of the most important people to have by their side. This is especially true when a veteran enters a nursing home. When the price is right, a veteran seeking a new residence at a nursing home exclusive to veterans usually want their spouse to live with them too.
Veteran’s Spouse Eligibility
Generally speaking, here are the eligibility rules for a veteran’s spouse. A veteran’s spouse is eligible for care through a veteran’s home when all of the following are true:
- The military veteran must have been a resident of Minnesota BEFORE an application into a veteran’s home is sought,
- The spouse is 55 years of age or older and a resident of Minnesota,
- The veteran’s spouse is without adequate means of support, and
- The spouse is unable to properly maintain for themselves.
In my experience, a spouse and their family can do a lot of pre-planning to support this process. Thus, if you or your family need specific feedback or assistance, please contact me directly.