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Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief
§51.50 Eligible veterans.
A veteran is an eligible veteran under this part if VA determines that the veteran needs nursing home care and the veteran is within one of the following categories:
(a) Veterans with service-connected disabilities;
(b) Veterans who are former prisoners of war;
(c) Veterans who were discharged or released from active military service for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty;
(d) Veterans who receive disability compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1151;
(e) Veterans whose entitlement to disability compensation is suspended because of the receipt of retired pay;
(f) 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;
(g) Veterans who VA determines are unable to defray the expenses of necessary care as specified under 38 U.S.C. 1722(a);
(h) Veterans of the Mexican border period or of World War I;
(i) 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 of operations during the Persian Gulf War, as provided in 38 U.S.C. 1710(e);
(j) Veterans who agree to pay to the United States the applicable co-payment determined under 38 U.S.C. 1710(f) and 1710(g).
(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 101, 501, 1710, 1741-1743)