Armed Forces Retirement Home – Washington, DC, Accepting Applications for Residents

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The Armed Forces Retirement Home – Washington, DC – the premier retirement community for eligible American veterans – is now accepting applications.

AFRH offers residents an affordable lifestyle on a scenic, wooded campus just minutes from downtown Washington, DC – home to museums, monuments, and a host of entertainment, sports and other cultural options.

Many veterans choose to live at AFRH for the superior medical, dental and vision care offered, with amenities that include: private rooms with a shower, cable TV, three delicious daily meals prepared by licensed nutritionists in our modern dining facility, a wellness program and deluxe fitness center, movie theater, bowling center and hobby shops.

Services include recreational activities, resident day trips, a full-service library, barber shop, 24 / 7 security, beauty salon, computer center, mailboxes, banking services, campus PX/BX and off-campus shuttle and public transportation.

Persons are eligible to become AFRH residents who:

  • Served as members of the Armed Forces, at least one-half of whose service was not active commissioned service (other than as a warrant officer or limited-duty officer)
  • Are 60 years of age or over; and were discharged or released under honorable conditions with 20 or more years of active service
  • Are determined to be incapable of earning a livelihood because of a service-connected disability incurred in the line of duty in the Armed Forces.
  • Served in a war theater during a time of war declared by Congress or were eligible for hostile fire special pay; were released from service in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions; and are determined to be incapable of earning a livelihood because of injuries, disease or disability.
  • Served in a women’s component of the Armed Forces before June 12, 1948; and are determined to be eligible for admission because of compelling personal circumstances.

Married couples are welcome, but both must be eligible in their own rightVeterans who have been convicted of a felony or are not free of drug, alcohol, or psychiatric problems are ineligible to become a resident.

Veterans must be able to live independently upon admission to the AFRH.  This means being able to care for personal needs, attend a dining facility for meals, and keep all medical appointments.  Fees for independent living are 40 % of total current income (not to exceed $1,425 / month).

For further information or to request an application, visit: https://www.afrh.gov/apply or contact the Office of Public Affairs at: admissions@afrh.gov  1-800-422-9988.

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