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Military Law

Feb. 1, 2024

New California regulation protects veterans’ spouses

A nonveteran spouse or domestic partner admitted to a California Veterans Home in a joint admission with a veteran may continue to live at the Home after a veteran has left in order to end their life under the End of Life Option Act.

Matthew P. Vafidis

Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

On Oct. 1 California issued a new regulation that restores a substantial benefit to spouses or partners of veterans living at the California Veterans Home. While barely registering with the public at large at the time, this was a righteous action by the State agency that is charged with administering the Home, the California Department of Veterans Affairs (“CalVet.”) For this, CalVet deserves our recognition and thanks.

The new regulation...

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