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Who is eligible for IVH?

Eligible Applicants

The Indiana Veterans' Home is operated by the State of Indiana for the care of honorably discharged Indiana veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star parents.

In order to be eligible for admission to the Indiana Veterans’ Home, an individual must be:

  • An honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces, or the spouse (or surviving spouse) of an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces.
  • An Indiana resident for at least one (1) year immediately preceding application for admission. Residency waivers may apply for service members who enlisted from, or discharged to, the state of Indiana.
  • A Gold Star parent, defined as a parent of a member of the U.S. military who died while serving in the Armed Forces.

All applicants must pass a criminal background check conducted by the Indiana Veterans’ Home to be eligible for admission.

Eligible Dates of Service

There is no wartime service requirement in order to be eligible to apply for admission to the Indiana Veterans’ Home. We accept all periods of service.

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Contact the Admissions and Marketing Department for more information and to schedule your tour today:

mailto: admissions&marketing@ivh.in.gov

765-497-8072

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