Who is Eligible?
- All veterans who served on active duty, who were discharged or otherwise separated with a characterization of honorable or general (under honorable conditions) and who lived in Nebraska at least two years during their lifetime.
- Veterans must be disabled by reason of service, age or otherwise unable to earn a livelihood; wholly or partially dependent upon public support; or require care that is only available in a public facility
- Spouses, widows and widowers of veterans
- Gold Star mothers and fathers are eligible under similar requirements
Veterans may be admitted without regard to their financial situation. Charges are based on each individual’s income and assets. Those who can are required to pay a part of their care costs but there is no fixed charge. Long term care insurance may be utilized.
Who Determines Eligibility and Charges?
Each applicant’s eligibility and charges are determined by an impartial Veterans Homes Board. Board members include appointed representatives of all veterans’ service organizations. The Nebraska Director of Veterans’ Affairs is the permanent Secretary of the Board.
Please contact your County Veterans’ Service Officer for more information.
Nebraska Veterans' Home Statistics & Waiting List
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