Minnesota State Veterans Homes
General Information About Minnesota State Veterans Homes
There are five Veterans Homes operating in Minnesota:
The last two began operations in 1994 and 1998, respectively. The breakdown
of the beds is as follows: Minneapolis, 346 skilled nursing care beds and 77
domiciliary beds; Hastings, 200 domiciliary beds; Silver Bay, 89 skilled nursing
care beds; Luverne, 85 skilled nursing care beds; and Fergus Falls, 85 skilled
nursing care beds.
All residents of the Minnesota Veterans Homes are charged for the cost of
caring for them. Each resident pays a monthly maintenance charge, which is
individually determined, based on the person's ability to pay. A resident's
ability to pay is based on the individual's assets, income and expenses,
including the expenses of any dependents. The determinations of residents'
maintenance charges are governed under the Minnesota Veterans' Homes rules,
Minnesota Rules, Chapter 9050.
Each Veterans Home handles its own admissions. Currently there are waiting
lists at each of the Veterans Homes. However, because of unpredictability,
people are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as they think
they may be interested in staying at a Veterans Home. That way, an applicant's
admission file is ready for consideration when spaces do become available.
Check the waiting lists.
- Honorably Discharged Veterans
- 181 Consecutive Days on Active Duty
- Minnesota Resident (or had service credited to Minnesota)
- Spouses of eligible Veterans over 55 years of age and reside in the
- All Applicants must demonstrate medical need
For More Information
Visit the Minnesota State
Veterans Home web site or you can request an application from your veterans
service officer. Telephone numbers for each facility are listed below:
MN Relay Service
Your CVSO can assist you in obtaining relevant documents and submitting your
claim to the appropriate VA regional office. Please contact us so that we may
offer our assistance and guidance.