These Regulations are enacted pursuant to Paragraph 1, Article 16, and Paragraph 2, Article 33 of the Veterans Assistance Act (hereinafter referred to as "the Act").
A veteran who meets any one of the following requirements may apply for the fully government-expense home-care placement:
1.The veteran's disability is service-connected.
2.The veteran's disability was incurred in line of duty and his/her health-deteriorated after being discharged.
3.One who is in either physical or mental disorder out of the conditions listed in the above-mentioned two paragraphs.
4.One who is over 61 years of age.
A veteran with a physical or mental disorder as defined under subparagraphs 1-3 of the preceding paragraph shall meet the criteria of physical and mental conditions for home-care arrangements (Cf. Appendix III).
Veterans who already qualify for home-care arrangements and approved for full government-paid home-care arrangements before the implementation of the amendment to these Regulations on 29 January 2021 shall be governed by the criteria before the implementation of the amendment.
An applicant described in Article 4, Paragraph 1, Subparagraphs 3 and 4 is not eligible for fully government paid home-care if any of the situations below exist:
1.One who has no household registration in the Taiwan Area or whose household registration is removed by the household authority in accordance with the Household Registration Law.
2.One who meets any situations as defined under Article 32 of the Act.
3.One who is employed.
4.One and whose spouse have a total per capita monthly income exceeding the average amount of the monthly limit per capita under the total income of a mid-to-low income family stipulated by the municipalities, the Taiwan Province and the Fujian Province for the current year, and whose child (children) has (have) grown up into adulthood with working ability.
5.One whose entire family has a yearly income that averagely exceeds the average amount of the monthly limit per capita of a mid-to-low income family level of the year stipulated by the municipalities, the Taiwan Province and the Fujian Province.
6.One or whose spouse owns a business or shop with hired employee(s).
7.One and whose spouse own real estate worth more than NT$6.5 million calculated based on the promulgated official property price and as listed in the property verification report. Such land reserved for the indigenous, but producing no economic value; land reserved for public facilities; land used as an existing public road, and land provided for government/governmental corporate public use or public benefit purposes whereby the owner receives no income, shall not be included in the calculation.
8.One who is accommodated at government expense by either a public or private welfare institution through the recommendation of the government.
The term "members of the entire family" mentioned herein refers to the following members, in addition to the applicant:
2.Lineal relative(s) by blood.
3.The taxpayer whose integrated income taxis covered exemption for the supporting the family member(s).
The members defined in the preceding paragraphs do not count, if any one of the following situations exists:
1.The spouse of the applicant from Hong Kong, Macao, Chinese Mainland Area, or a country other than the Republic of China, who does not live in Taiwan Area and has no household registration in Taiwan Area.
2.A missing member who has not been found after being reported to the police for help.
3.A member who is imprisoned, arrested, or legally detained.
4.Because of other special circumstances, members of the family failed to fulfill maintenance obligations, which resulted in the applicant's livelihood hardship. This truth has been verified by local
Veterans Service Department or Veterans Homes .staff's on site visits evaluation.
Then Veterans Service Departments or Veterans Homes may assist the applicant to request payment of maintenance fees from those who failed to fulfill maintenance obligations as mentioned in the preceding paragraph 5.
Those approved for the fully government-paid home-care shall be suspended from the placement if any of the situations below exist:
1.One who has lost his or her status as a veteran.
2.Expiry of the validity period or cancellation by the municipal or county (city) competent authority of proof of disability, or change of disability level following re-evaluation, which results in non-qualification of the disability for home-care arrangements under the second paragraph, Article 4.
One who is of any of the disqualification situations described in Article 5 or Paragraph 1, Article 6.
Those approved for the fully government-paid home-care and permitted to settle down on the Chinese mainland on a long-term basis shall be exempt from the disqualification binding described in Article 5, Sub-paragraph 1 and Article 6, Paragraph 1, Sub-paragraph 1. This same provision is equally applicable to those settled down on the Chinese mainland on a long-term basis before Article 27 of the Regulations for the Relationship between the Peoples of Taiwan and Chinese Mainland Area was amended and put into enforcement on March 1, 2004.
Those approved for the fully government-paid home-care and settled down abroad on a long-term basis shall be exempt from the disqualification binding described in Article 5, Subparagraph 1 and Article 6, Paragraph 1, Sub-paragraph 1, if they register with the VSO/VH and file a verification, approved by the embassies/consulates or other overseas representative offices of the Republic of China, or an institution established or designated by the Executive Yuan or a private organization engaged by the Executive Yuan in Hong Kong or Macau every year. After the amendment to these Regulations are implemented on 30 December 2013, if those approved for the fully government-paid home-care, including their spouses, do not have new land or housing, and if the local government promulgates an increase of the official property price level, the restriction of NT$6.5 million under Article 6, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph 7 shall not be applicable..
Those approved for the fully government-paid home-care shall not be restricted by the suspension from the placement stipulated in Article 6, Paragraph 1, Subparagraphs 4, 5, and 7 if any of the situations below exists:
1.Born on or before December 31, 1934 and discharged from military service legally.
2.Having participated in 823 Battle and major battles related to national security and approved by Ministry of National Defense.
One who has the monthly limit per capita under the total income of a mid-to-low income family stipulated by the household registration exceeding the average amount of the monthly limit per capita under the total income of a mid-to-low income family stipulated by the municipalities, the Taiwan Province and the Fujian Province for the current year shall comply with the stipulated limit.
Those applying for the partly government-paid home-care shall fill out the application form and provide the relevant documents, e.g., the physical check-up certificate, the proof documents of household registration to the VAC home-care units which offer such home-care arrangement facilities.
For the VAC home-care units that has connected to the household registration information system, Ministry of the Interior, the proof documents of registration in the preceding paragraph are not required.
Those failing to provide the proof documents within the specified date according to preceding Paragraph 1 should be notified to make up the inadequacy within the time limit specified, if possible. If not, the application shall be rejected. An application proves in the review free of any situations set forth in the preceding Article shall be approved, and shall be rejected if found that any situations described in the preceding Article exists.
A veteran who is approved for this kind of home-care shall go to the designated VAC home-care unit to sign the contract, either in person or through a parent, relative, family member or legal representative, within one month of receipt of the written approval. The approval shall be nullified once the related party fails to sign the contract befort the expiration.
Those approved of the partly government-paid home-care shall be disqualified from the home-care arrangement if one of the situations below exists:
1.One who has lost his status as a veteran.
2.One who is of any one of the disqualification situations described in Article 16.
3.Material violation of the terms of the contract.
A veteran placed at VH shall be disqualified for such placement or moved to another VH if any of the situations below exist:：
1.Material or repeated violation of VH rules.
2.Not staying at VH for over three months.
Those being cancelled from the home-care placement in accordance with Paragraph 1, Article 13 or Article 18 may reapply for home-care arrangement, if the cause leading to the cancellation ceases.