Nebraska has four veterans homes located at Grand Island, Norfolk, Omaha, and Scottsbluff. The objective of these homes is to provide domiciliary and nursing home care and subsistence to wartime veterans provided that the veteran meets at least a two year residency requirement, and has become disabled due to service, old age, or other wise to an extent that it would prevent such applicant from earning a livelihood. Entitlement for admission extends to the spouse of any person admitted to one of the homes who has attained the age of fifty years and married to the member at least two years, also, to the surviving spouses and parents of eligible servicemen and women who died while on active duty or who have since died of a service-connected disability as determined by the VA and who have obtained the age of fifty and meet residency requirement of two years in the state. Applications are made through the County Service Officer in the county in which the applicant resides. Completed applications are then submitted to the director of Veterans' Affairs, Secretary for the Board of Inquiry and Review, for approval of legal eligibility and assessment of any maintenance fees and referral to the Grand Island Veterans Home for medical eligibility and further processing. All applications are forwarded to the Board of Inquiry and Review for final action regarding admission.