Am I covered by the VA if nursing home care is needed? You must be registered in the VA Healthcare System to become eligible to obtain nursing home care. Please fill out and submit VA Form of 10-10EZ to apply. You can obtain this form by mail or by calling or visiting a VA health care facility or Veterans’ benefits office. A copy of the form can also be downloaded at https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/ The form can also be obtained by calling the toll-free number: 1-877-222-VETS (1-877-222-8387). The completed form can be submitted to the enrollment coordinator available in any of VA medical centers through mail or in person. The application form must be signed or it will not be processed. You will receive notification after a decision has been made, which can take between 30 and 60 days.