To be eligible for admission, individuals must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. As defined in section 37-01-40; 

A "veteran" is an individual who has served on continuous federalized active military duty for one hundred eighty days or the full period for which the individual was called or ordered to active military duty for reasons other than training, and who was discharged or released under other than dishonorable conditions. A discharge reflecting "expiration of term of service" or "completion of required service" or words to that effect qualifies the shorter term of service as making the individual a veteran.

  1. All service members of the United States armed forces, national guard, or reserve who were discharged or released under other than dishonorable conditions and who do not meet the definition of a veteran but who are or may become permanently disabled from any cause while in line and discharge of duty, and who are enrolled in veterans' affairs health care before admission to the veterans' home; and

3.The spouse or surviving spouse of an individual in subsection 1 or 2 if the spouse or surviving spouse

   meets the requirements for admission under section 37-15-10.



No veteran may be considered eligible for residency whose last period of service in the armed services was terminated under dishonorable conditions.

No veteran may be admitted to the Veterans Home that has been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude, without producing sufficient evidence of subsequent good conduct and reformation of character so as to satisfy to the board of admissions.