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Veterans seeking admission must have active federal service. Active service means full-time service as a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. The discharge from the period of active federal service on which the application is based must have been under conditions other than dishonorable. On a space available basis, spouses and surviving spouses may qualify for admission. The veteran seeking admission must also be in one of the following categories:
  1. Veterans with service-connected disabilities.
  2. Veterans who are former prisoners of war.
  3. Veterans who were discharged or released from active military service for disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
  4. Veterans who receive disability compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1151.
  5. Veterans whose entitlement to disability compensation is suspended because of the receipt of retired pay.
  6. Veterans whose entitlement to disability compensation is suspended pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 1151, but only to the extent that such veterans continuing eligibility for nursing home care is provided for in the judgment or settlement described in 38 U.S.C. 1151.
  7. Veterans who the VA determines are unable to defray the expenses of necessary care as specified under 38 U.S.C. 1722(a).
  8. Veterans of the Mexican Border Period or of World War I.
  9. Veterans solely seeking care for a disorder associated with exposure to a toxic substance or radiation or for a disorder associated with service in the Southwest Asia Theater or operations during the Persian Gulf War as provided in 38 U.S.C. 1710(e).
  10. Veterans who agree to pay to the United States the applicable co-payment determined under 38 U.S.C.1710 (f) and 1710 (g), if they seek VA hospital nursing home or outpatient care.

The first priority for admission shall be given to veterans who have no adequate means of support. Within this group, priority shall be based on the severity of medical care required and the ability to acquire and afford care or residency in the community. Applicants for the Home need not have been actual residents of the State of Kansas; however, Kansas residents will receive priority for acceptance in the Home.