Veterans State Hospital Care

To provide financial assistance to States furnishing hospital care to eligible veterans in State veterans' homes which meet the standards prescribed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.



Agency - Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs strives for excellence in patient care and veteran's benefits for its constituents through high quality, prompt and seamless service to United States veterans.

Office - See Appendix IV for Veterans Hospital Facilities.
Website Address

http://www.va.gov



Program Accomplishments

In FY 2007, the average daily census was 124 and is projected to be 122 in FY 2008 and 120 in FY 2009.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The assistance provided is for hospital care: The provision of diagnosis and treatment for in-patients with medical, surgical, or psychiatric conditions who generally require the continuous services of a physician with attendant diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative services.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicant is any State which operates a designated facility to furnish hospital care primarily for veterans.

Beneficiary Eligibility

A veteran eligible for care in a VA facility needing hospital care and meeting one of the following conditions: (a) has a service-connected disability for which such care is being provided; (b) has a nonservice-connected disability and States under oath his inability to defray the expenses of necessary care; (c) was discharged or released from active military, naval and air service for a disability incurred or aggravated in line of duty; or (d) is in receipt of, or but for the receipt of retirement pay, would be entitled to receive disability compensation. A veteran must also meet State admission criteria.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Letter of application from State addressed to Chief Consultant, Geriatrics and Extended Care Strategic Healthcare Group (114), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420.

Award Procedures

Recognition by Secretary of Veterans Affairs for purposes of VA aid pursuant to Title 38 U.S.C. Section 1741.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

Public Laws 76-250, 78-202, 80-531, 81-823, 83-613, 86-625, 88-450, 90-432, 91-178, 94-417, 94-581, 96-151, 97-271, 98-160, and 100-322, 38 U.S.C. 1741-1743.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

38 U.S.C. 1741. For each veteran provided hospital care, formula payments to the State are $71.42 per diem, or one-half the cost of care, whichever is less.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

There is no length limitation; grant payments are made monthly or quarterly to the State.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Monthly reports and quarterly statements of Federal aid claimed are filed by the State with VA field station of jurisdiction.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

Cost records on which quarterly statements are based and attendance records to support report for days of care provided to veteran.

Financial Information

Account Identification

36-0160-0-1-703.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $6,565,000; FY 08 est $3,346,000; and FY 09 est $3,414,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$2,022 to $3,217,481. Average: $1,609,752.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

VA Manual M-1, Part I, Chapter 3, "State Veterans' Home", and Chapter 3 and M-5, Part VIII, Chapters 1 through 5.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Appendix IV for Veterans Hospital Facilities.

Headquarters Office

Chief Consultant, Geriatrics and Extended Care Service (114), Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420. Chief, State Home Per Diem Program. Telephone: (202) 461-6771.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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