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The applicant must be recognized as an ‘eligible veteran’ by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) and must not have received a dishonorable discharge. The applicant must require long-term nursing care as determined by a physician and concurred by the USDVA.
Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a bona fide resident of Texas at the time of application for admission, at the time of entry into military service or have resided in Texas continuously for at least one year immediately prior to application for admission (residence based solely on military assignment being excluded).
Additional eligibility is extended to persons over eighteen (18) years of age who have been bona fide residents of Texas continuously for at least one year immediately prior to application for admission and who are either the spouse or unmarried surviving spouse of a veteran or Gold Star Parents all of whose children died while in the United States Armed Forces.

Application Process

Application forms are available on the General Land Office web site, from the Texas State Veterans Home or by calling the State of Texas Veterans Land Board toll free at 1-800-252-VETS (8387) and requesting one be sent by mail.

Structure & Governing board

The Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home located in McAllen, Texas is owned by the State of Texas, Veterans Land Board. The Veterans Land Board is a three-member board, which includes the Commissioner of the General Land Office and two additional members appointed by the Governor. The home in McAllen is operated under contract with Touchstone Communities

Services Provided

Long-term nursing care with complete medical and supporting ancillary services including a 60-bed Alzheimer’s unit. Approved as a Medicare and Medicaid facility. Comprehensive rehabilitation programs which include physical, occupational and speech therapies.

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