Veteran Care, Eligibility and Benefits

Am I Eligible?

Where Do I Begin?

At Maine Veterans’ Homes, everything we do is centered around providing the best Veteran care in the nation. We are dedicated to serving honorably discharged Veterans who were residents of Maine at the time of their entry into the U.S. Armed Forces or who are residents of Maine at the time of their application to MVH. We also serve the spouses, widows or widowers and Gold Star parents of eligible Veterans. Eligible MVH Veterans must have served one or more days on active duty, yet there is no requirement for our Veterans to have served in combat or have a service-connected disability.

Maine Veterans’ Homes recommends that Veterans and their families do three things before applying:

1. Become familiar with your Veteran military discharge paperwork (DD 214).

2. Contact Maine Veterans’ Homes to begin the eligibility process.

3. Inform your primary care provider of your intent to use the benefits at MVH.

Are There Other MVH Admission Requirements?

At Maine Veterans’ Homes, 75 percent of our residents are Veterans. What we also take into consideration when there is a vacancy in addition to the order of your MVH application:

  • Diagnosis
  • Medical Needs
  • Current Placement
  • Gender
  • Level of Care
  • Behavior Status
  • Payment Source
  • Therapy Needs
  • Roommate Compatibility
  • Nursing Care Needs
  • All applicants for nursing home placement under the Medicaid Program must be medically eligible per the Department of Health and Human Services Maine Eligibility Determination assessment.
  • All applicants must be eligible per the pre-admission screening.
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Contact MVH With Questions

If you or your loved one has any questions about eligibility or the admissions process at Maine Veterans’ Homes, please don’t hesitate to contact any of our Homes.

We have experience in working with many state and federal agencies and are here to help guide you through the admissions process and answer any questions you may have along the way.