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 Form 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.
Eligibility Guide and Application

At Maine Veterans’ Homes, we’re an independent, nonprofit organization separate from the VA. We accept private payments, long term care insurance and MaineCare. As a Veteran, you may also be eligible for health care benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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.

Learn More About Eligibility & Benefits at Maine Veterans’ Homes

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How Much Will the VA Pay for My Nursing Home Care?

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Open Admission Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Maine Veterans’ Home to admit and to treat all residents without regard to race, color, or national origin, or political, religious, or fraternal preference or opinions, sex, sexual preference, age or payment source. The same requirements for admission are applied to all, and residents are assigned within the Homes without regard to race, color, or national origin, or political, religious, or fraternal preference or opinions, sex, sexual preference, age or payment source.

There is no distinction in eligibility for, or in the manner of, providing a resident service provided by the Home based on race, color, or national origin, or political, religious, or fraternal preference or opinions, sex, sexual preference, age or payment source. All facilities of the nursing home are available without distinction to all residents and visitors, regardless of race, color, or national origin, or political, religious, or fraternal preference or opinions, sex, sexual preference, age or payment source.