The Application Process
The admission to a Home within the Nebraska Veterans Home System is initiated with the completion of the application, which is obtained from a County Veterans’ Service Officer (CVSO).
The completed application indicates which facility he or she wants as first choice. The applicant may also indicate second, third and/or fourth choices. The application is endorsed by the CVSO and then sent to the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) for review.
This review includes verifying statutory eligibility and completeness of the application, and criminal history and sex offender registry checks. All applications are subject to approval by the Veterans' Home Board.
An application for admission may be denied by the Board. Examples of reasons for denial include, but are not limited to:
- Applications that are inaccurate or incomplete
- Certain felony convictions
- The applicant being registered as a Level 3 sex offender
- Certain transfers of property, income or assets
- Denial of income or assets that could affect the amount or payment of the monthly maintenance charge
- Failure to provide both requested information and a written consent to release this information
In addition, an application may be denied by the Board if it is determined that the Nebraska Veterans’ Home System is unable to meet the needs of an applicant based on either psychosocial or physical needs.
Examples include but are not limited to: danger to self or others, care needs greater than the system can provide, or does not meet the minimum criteria for domiciliary level of care as defined by the VA. When this determination is made, the facility of first choice composes the letter that is submitted to the Board.