Armed Forces Retirement Home

Regular Army: Retired

Benefit Fact Sheet

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Summary:

The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) is a retirement community for enlisted military retirees and Veterans with locations in Washington, D.C. and Gulfport, Mississippi. The Home is an independent federal agency funded by a permanent Trust Fund.

Eligibility:

Retired Soldiers are eligible to become residents of AFRH who served as members of the Armed Forces, at least one-half of their service was not commissioned service (other than as a warrant officer or limited-duty officer), are eligible to become residents of the Retirement Home:

  • Soldiers who are 60 years of age or over; and were discharged or released from service in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after 20 or more years of active service.
  • Soldiers who are determined under rules prescribed by the Chief Operating Officer to be incapable of earning a livelihood because of a service-connected disability incurred in the line of duty in the Armed Forces.
  • Soldiers who served in a war theater during a time of war declared by Congress or were eligible for hostile fire special pay were discharged or released from service in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions; and are determined under rules prescribed by the Chief Operating Officer to be incapable of earning a livelihood because of injuries, disease, or disability.
  • Female Soldiers who served in a women's component of the Armed Forces before June 12, 1948; and are determined under rules prescribed by the Chief Operating Officer to be eligible for admission because of compelling personal circumstances.

Persons ineligible to be residents:

  • A person who has been convicted of a felony or is not free of drug, alcohol, or psychiatric problems shall be ineligible to become a resident of the Retirement Home.

Married couples are welcome, but both must be eligible in their own right.

At the time of admission applicants must be able to live independently. For example, they must be able to take care of their own personal needs, attend a central dining facility for meals and keep all medical appointments. If increased health care is needed after being admitted, assisted living and long term care are available at both campuses.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Armed Forces Retirement Home, please visit: 
http://www.afrh.gov/

For information on income required for the applications, please visit the following sites: 

Documents pertaining to military retired (retainer) pay:
Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Cleveland Center

For VA Compensation or Pension / Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office Social Security benefits:  Refer to the nearest Social Security Office

For Civil Service Retirement Office of Personnel Management

Contact information at each AFRH campus:

Gulfport, MS Campus
1800 Beach Drive
Gulfport, MS 39507
Tel: (800)332-3527

Washington, DC Campus
3700 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20011-8400
Tel: (800)422-9988
Fax: (202)730-3492

AFRH Brochure: https://www.afrh.gov/afrh/forms/forms_brochure.pdf

Document Review Date: 18 April 2014