AFRH Resident Fees (as of December 1, 2023):
Resident fees are calculated as a percentage of the resident’s total gross income but will not exceed the maximum monthly fee set by AFRH.
Level of Care
Percentage of Gross
2024 Maximum Fee *
|Independent Living (IL)|
|Independent Living Plus (ILP)|
|Assisted Living (AL)|
|Long Term Care (LTC)|
|Memory Support (MS)|
* Fees are computed annually and adjusted for inflation each January. The AFRH Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is based on military retirement pay COLA. Fees are computed using the most recently filed tax forms and military compensation / benefits.
- Dual-eligible veteran spouses will pay resident fees based on their individual incomes according to the table above for each person. If a couple chooses to share an apartment they will receive a 15% discount off of the monthly resident fee.
- Beneficiary spouses will also pay fees based on a percentage of their individual income according to the table above, but with a minimum fee of $500 per month for independent living (IL, ILP) and $2,000 per month for advanced levels of care (AL, MS, LTC). The spouse will not pay more than the maximum fee listed in the chart.
Parity of Fees and Deductions for Retired Veterans:
Fees for Retired Residents qualifying solely under Category 5: Non-Regular Retirees with fewer than 20 years of active-duty service are subject to the following parity of fees and deductions as amended in the law establishing AFRH:
Title 24 U.S.C. section 414(c) has been amended to include the following:
- The calculation of monthly income and monthly payments for a resident eligible under section 412(a)(5) (of this title) shall not be less than the retirement pay for equivalent active-duty service as determined by the Chief Operating Officer, except as the Chief Operating Officer may provide because of the compelling personal circumstances of such resident.
- The Administrator of each facility of the Retirement Home may collect a fee upon admission from a resident accepted under section 412(a)(5) (of this title) equal to the deductions then in effect under section 1007(i)(1) of title 37, United States Code, for each year of service computed under chapter 1223 of title 10, United States Code, and shall deposit such fee in the Armed Forces Retirement Home Trust Fund.
Total income for computing monthly fee (includes taxable & non-taxable income from all sources such as):
- Defense Finance and Accounting Service
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Social Security Administration
- All Pension Payments
- Survivor Benefit Payments
- Annuities / IRA distributions & interest
- Rental Income
- Other taxable income
Exclusions from the computation of monthly income:
- Stipends received by a Resident from AFRH under the provisions of 24 USC, Section 421.
- Capital gains/losses and interest reported to the IRS for the sale of your primary residence are eligible for a one-time exemption.
Deductions allowed for computing monthly income:
- Allowable medical & dental insurance premiums paid depending on the Resident's status:
- Retirees under age 65—TRICARE Prime and dental insurance premiums;
- Retirees over 65 or others eligible for TRICARE for Life—Medicare Part B and dental insurance premiums
- Non-retiree Residents—Medicare Part B & D, supplemental medical insurance and dental insurance premiums
- Court-ordered child / spousal support / alimony
NEED HELP GATHERING INFO?
- For documents pertaining to military retired (retainer) pay
- Department of Veterans Affairs, www.va.gov, 800.827.1000
- Social Security Administration, www,ssa.gov