The eligibility criteria to be admitted into the State Veterans Home Program include the following:
 Must be honorably discharged from military service with a minimum of 90 days of active service with at least one day during a wartime period. (Does not include training period)
 Must meet the qualifications as set forth by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) criteria for skilled nursing care
 Must have been a resident of Alabama for the immediate past 12 months
 Applicants may not have medical or nursing care needs that the home is not equipped to provide. This may include diagnosis/behavioral traits that may prove dangerous to the well-being of self or others
 Peacetime veterans may be admitted on a space available basis, but will not be placed before a wartime veteran.
 Veterans listed on the Sex Offender Registry or in a felony fugitive status shall not be admitted to a State Veterans Home.

To download an application, go to https://va.alabama.gov/vets-home-program/ and click on one of the homes. The application is on the right side of the page.