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Veterans Benefits By State

  2. 2. ALABAMA Housing Benefits Other State Benefits • Armed Forces Voter Registration and Absentee Voting • Alabama State Veterans Home Program • Commitment of Incompetent Veteran • Executive, Attestation and Acknowledgment Certification Financial Assistance Benefits • Fiduciaries in War Service • Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions • Fishing License • Bonus for Southeast Asian War Prisoners • Guardianship for Veterans and Minor Dependents • Exemption of Debts Incurred Pursuant to National • Military Leave of Absence Housing Act or Veterans' Benefits • Notice of Armed Forces Death • Military Retiree Income Tax Exemption • Official Report of Person Missing, Etc • Unemployment Compensation • Peace Officers' Credit for Military Service • Military Combat Pay Income Tax Exemption • Public Records • Recording of Discharges Employment Benefits • Validation of Marriage of Divorced Persons • Job Status and Reemployment Rights • Wills • Preference in State Classified Employment Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs RSA Plaza, Suite 530 Veterans Business Benefits 770 Washington Avenue • Business and Occupation License Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2755 Exemptions for Disabled Veterans 334-242-5077 • Business and Occupation License Exemptions for Veterans of WW II • Forfeiture of Franchise TAA: Dianna Northam Phone: 334-270-2990 Education Benefits E-mail: • G. I. Dependents' Scholarship Program State Director: Clyde Marsh Phone: 334-242-5077 e-mail: Return to map
  3. 3. ALASKA Housing Benefits Alaska Department of Military & • Veterans Land Discount/Purchase Preference Veterans Affairs • Property Tax Exemptions PO Box 5800 Camp Denali Fort • Veterans Housing and Residential Loans Richardson, AK 99505-5800 907-428-6016 Employment Benefits • Employment Preference Rights 907-428-6019 Fax • Veterans Employment Services • Affirmative Action Plan TAA: Debra French Education Benefits Phone:907-428-6688 • Free Tuition for Spouse or Dependent of Armed Email: Services Member State Director: Jerry Beale • High School Diplomas Phone: 907-428-6016 Email: Other State Benefits • Recording Veterans Report of Separation Form • Disabled Veterans Parking Permits • Veterans License Plates • Hunting and Fishing Licenses • State Camping Pass • Alaska Marine Highway Pass • Birthday Cards from the Governor • Governor’s Advocacy Award • Military and Veterans Memorial Landmark Property • Wartime Letters - The Legacy Project • Military Credit Towards State Retirement Return to map
  4. 4. ARIZONA Housing Benefits Arizona Department of Veterans Services • Arizona State Veterans Home 3839 North 3rd Street Phoenix AZ, 85012 Financial Assistance Benefits 602-255-3373 • Tax and License Fee Exemptions • Vehicle License Tax and Registration Fees Employment Benefits TAA: Frank J. Sandell • Employment Preferences Phone:602-629-4421 • Professional and Occupational Licenses Email: State Director: BG Richard Maxon Education Benefits Phone:602-255-3373 X 1 • Tuition and Fees-Deferred Payment Email: Other State Benefits • Burial and Headstones • Absentee Voting in Elections • Recording of Discharges • Public Record Certification • Credit for Military Service for State Retirement Benefits • Hunting and Fishing Licenses • Arizona State Parks • Special License Plates • Transportation Return to map
  5. 5. ARKANSAS Housing Benefits Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs • Arkansas Veterans Home 2200 Fort Roots Dr Bldg 65., Room 119 Financial Assistance Benefits North Little Rock, AR 72114 • Homestead and Personal Property Tax Exemption 501-370-3820 • Gross Receipt of Tax Exemption • Income Tax Exemption Education Benefits TAA: Barbara Lee • Free Tuition for Spouse, Children of POW Phone: 501-212-4089 E-mail: State Director: David Fletcher Other State Benefits Phone:501-370-3820 • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism • Hunting and Fishing License • License Plates • Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery Return to map
  6. 6. CALIFORNIA Housing Benefits California Department of Veterans Affairs • Veterans Homes of California 1227 O Street Sacramento, CA 95814 Financial Assistance Benefits 1-800-952-5626 • Property Tax Exemptions 1-800-221-8998 (Outside California) • Calvet Farm and Home Loans • Motor Vehicle Registration Fees Waived Employment Benefits TAA: Michael O’Brien • Employment and Unemployment Insurance Phone: 916-854-3315 Assistance Email: • Veterans Preference in California Civil Service TAA: Nicole Townsend Examinations Phone: 559-454-5129 Email: Veterans Business Benefits • Business License, Tax and Fee Waiver • Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Opportunities Education Benefits • College Tuition Fee Waivers for Veterans’ Dependents Other State Benefits • Disabled Veteran License Plates • Free License Plates • Veterans Claims Representation • Fishing and Hunting Licenses • State Parks and Recreation Pass • State of California Veterans Cemetery • Veterans License Plates • The California Women Veterans Roster • The California Veterans Registry at the California Veterans Memorial Return to map
  7. 7. COLORADO Housing Benefits Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs • State Veterans’ Home 7465 East 1st Ave Unit C • State Veterans Nursing Home Denver, CO 80230 303-343-1268 Financial Assistance Benefits • Colorado State Tax Advantage • Burial Allowance TAA: Amy Eagen Employment Benefits Phone: 720-250-1173 • Employment Assistance Email: • Employment Preference Acting Director: Richard Hutchison Phone: 303-343-1268 Education Benefits E-Mail: • Tuition Assistance • Tuition Assistance for Children of POWs, MIAs, or Disabled/Deceased ARNG • Operation Recognition Other State Benefits • Special Vehicle License Plates • Medical Benefits • Hunting and Fishing Privileges Return to map
  8. 8. CONNECTICUT Housing Benefits Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs • Connecticut Veterans’ Home 287 West Street • Property Tax Exemptions Rocky Hill, CT 06067 860-529-2571 Financial Assistance Benefits • The Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Marines’ Fund Employment Benefits • Employment Assistance TAA: Dan McHale Phone: 860-748-0037 Education Benefits Email: • Educational Benefit/Tuition Waivers Commissioner: Linda Spoonster Schwartz • High School Diplomas and Veterans of WWII Phone: 860-721-5891 Email: Other State Benefits • Burial in Connecticut’s Veterans’ Cemetery • Motor Vehicles Waiver • Retirement Return to map
  9. 9. DELAWARE Housing Benefits Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs • State Veterans Home Fund Robbins Building 802 Silver Lake Blvd, Suite 100 Financial Assistance Benefits Dover, DE 19904 • Pension Benefits for Paraplegic Veterans 302-739-2792 • Modifications to Taxable Income Employment Benefits • State Employment Veterans Preference TAA: Ashannon Ayers Phone: 302-326-1780 Education Benefits Executive Director: Antonio Davila • Educational Benefits For Children Of Deceased Phone: 302-739-2792 Veterans, Etc. Email: • Education Benefits For Active Members Of The Delaware National Guard • High School Diploma For WWII Veterans Other State Benefits • Copies of Statement of Service • Free Death Certificates for Veterans • No Charge for Notary Services for Veterans • Veterans Preference - Admission to Governor Bacon Health Center • Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery • Indigent Veteran Burial • Special License Plates • Registration and Inspection of Motor Vehicles of Disabled Veterans • Credited Military Service; Eligibility • Auctioneer and Book Agent Exemption for Veterans • Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Licenses Return to map
  10. 10. FLORIDA Housing Benefits Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs • Florida State Veterans’ Homes Program 4040 Esplanade Way • Veterans’ Nursing Homes of Florida Suite 152 • Homestead Exemption (Permanent &Totally Disabled) Tallahassee, FL 32399-0950 • Homestead Exemption (10% to 100% BUT not Permanent in nature) 727-518-3202 Employment Benefits • Veterans’ Preference in Employment and Retention TAA: Linda Cononie Phone: 904-823-0319 Education Benefits Email: • High School Diploma - Korean War Veterans • High School Diploma - WWII Veterans Executive Director: LeRoy Collins Jr. • Tuition Deferment Phone: 850-487-1533 • Reduced Tuition for National Guard Email: • Education for Children Of Deceased Or Disabled Florida Veterans Other State Benefits • Certification of Discharge or Separation • Disabled Veteran Identification Card • Hunting and Fishing License • Motor Vehicle Military License Plates • Disabled Veteran Motor Vehicle License Plate • Permits/Fees (parking, tolls, building improvements) • Homeless Veterans Program • Benefits Counseling • Commission as a Notary Public Return to map
  11. 11. GEORGIA Housing Benefits Other State Benefits • War Veterans Homes • Hunting and Fishing Licenses • Veterans Drivers' Licenses Financial Assistance Benefits • Honorary Driver's License • Exemption from Homestead Tax • Vehicle License Tags • Exemption from Sales Tax on Vehicles • ID Cards • Ad Valorem Tax on Vehicles • Reduced Fees for Disabled Veterans • Exemption from State Income Tax • Veterans License Plates • Certificate of Exemption • Handicapped Parking • Abatement of State Income Taxes • Motor Fuel Service to Handicap • Injury and Death Benefits • Guardianship • Vital Statistics Employment Benefits • Service Records • Employment Preference • Benefits Assistance • Employment Assistance • Cemeteries • Medical Benefits • Group Insurance Georgia Department of Veterans Service • Workers Compensation Floyd Veterans Memorial Building Suite E-970 Atlanta, Georgia 30334-4800 Education Benefits,2456, • Georgia Military Scholarship • Tuition Assistance (Georgia Air National Guard) 26646926,00.html • The National Guard Service Cancelable Loan Fund • Georgia HERO Scholarship TAA: William Deegan Phone: 678-569-6524 Email: Commissioner: Pete Wheeler Phone: 404-656-2312 Email: Return to map
  12. 12. HAWAII Housing Benefits Office of Veterans Services • Special Housing for Disabled Veterans 459 Patterson Road E-Wing, Room 1-A103 Financial Assistance Benefits Honolulu HI 96819 • Tax Exemptions Phone: (808) 433-0420 Employment Benefits • Employment and Re-employment TAA: Susan Baumann Other State Benefits Phone: 808-672-1250 • Burials Email: • Vital Statistics State Director: Edward Cruickshank • License Plates Phone: 808-433-0420 Email: Return to map
  13. 13. IDAHO Housing Benefits Idaho State Veterans Services • Veterans Homes 320 Collins Road Boise, Idaho, 83702 Other State Benefits Phone: 208-334-3513 • Idaho State Veterans Cemetery • License Plates James O. Vance, Director Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office 805 W. Franklin Boise, Idaho 83702 208-334-1645 Tom Ressler Veterans Services Program Supervisor 805 W. Franklin Boise, Idaho 83705 TAA: Mary Kelly Phone: 208-272-4408 Email: Acting Administrator: David Brasuell Phone: 208-334-3513 Email: Return to map
  14. 14. ILLINOIS Housing Benefits Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs • Specially Adapted Housing 833 South Spring Street P.O. Box 19432 Financial Assistance Benefits Springfield, IL 62794-9432 • World War II Bonus Payment • Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Conflict Bonus Phone: 217/782-6641 • Vietnam Veteran Survivors Compensation • POW Compensation • Survivors' Compensation • Tax Exemption TAA: Darlene Bertoni • Tax Exemption for Mobile Home Phone: 217-761-3382 Email: Employment Benefits State Director: Tammy Duckworth • State Government/Employment Preference Phone: 217-785-4114 • Jobs for Vets Email: Education Benefits • Educational Opportunities for Children (10-18 Yrs) • MIA/POW Scholarship • State Approving Agency • Veterans' Grant • Illinois National Guard Scholarship • Children of Veterans Scholarship Other State Benefits • Cartage and Erection Fees • Graves Registration • Indigent Veterans • Camping & Admission Fees • Hunting and Fishing Privileges State Fair • Necessary Documents to File Claims Return to map
  15. 15. INDIANA Housing Benefits Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs • The Veterans Home 302 W. Washington Street, Room E120 • The Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children's Indianapolis, IN 46204-2738 Home phone: 317-232-3910 Financial Assistance Benefits • Property Tax Abatements TAA: Randall Smith Phone: 317-247-3300 4020 Employment Benefits Email: • Employment Assistance State Director: Tom Applegate • High School Diploma Program for WWI and WWII Phone: 317-232-3910 Veterans • Remission of Fees (Free Tuition) for the Child(ren) Email: of a Disabled Veteran Other State Benefits • County Veterans Service Officers • Golden Hoosier Passport • Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery • Motor Vehicle License Plates • Peddlers, Vendors, or Hawkers License • Resident Veteran Hunting and Fishing License • Vital Documents For Veterans Benefits Return to map
  16. 16. IOWA Housing Benefits Iowa Department of Veteran Affairs • Iowa Veterans Home Camp Dodge, Bldg. A6A 7105 NW 70th Ave. Financial Assistance Benefits Johnston, IA 50131-1824 • Injured Veterans Grant Program Phone:(515) 242-5331 Education Benefits • War Orphans Educational Aid • Operation Recognition High School Diploma TAA: Billy Foley Phone:515-252-4150 Other State Benefits Email: Cold War Recognition Letter Executive Director: Patrick Palmersheim Korean War Service Medal Phone: 515-242-5331 Veteran Lifetime Hunting/Fishing License Email: Presidential Memorial Certificate The State of Iowa Veterans Cemetery Return to map
  17. 17. KANSAS Housing Benefits Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs • Home Loans Jayhawk Tower 700 SW Jackson, Suite 701 Financial Assistance Benefits Topeka, KS 66603-3743 • Dependents' and Survivors' Benefits • Disability Benefits Phone: (785) 296-3976 • Burial Benefits • Prescription Drug Coverage Employment Benefits TAA: Nathan Gray • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Phone:785-274-1129 Email: Executive Director: George Webb Education Benefits Phone: 785-296-3976 • Education and Training Email: Other State Benefits • Health Care • Filing Claims • Appealing Claims • Medals • DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) Return to map
  18. 18. KENTUCKY Housing Benefits Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs • State Veterans Long Term Care Facilities Office of the Commissioner 111 Louisville Road Financial Assistance Benefits Frankfort, KY 40601 • New Veterans Loan Program Phone: 800-572-6245 Employment Benefits • Tuition Waiver Program TAA: Richard Gooch Other State Benefits Phone: 502-607-1085 • Homeless Program Email: • Women Veterans Program Commissioner: Leslie Beavers • Burial Honors Phone: 502-564-9203 • State Veterans Cemeteries Email: Return to map
  19. 19. LOUISIANA Housing Benefits Louisiana Department of Veteran Affairs • Louisiana War Veterans Homes 1885 Wooddale Boulevard P. O. Box 94095, Capitol Station Employment Benefits Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9095 • Military Service Relief Act • Veterans Civil Service Preference (Employment Phone: 225-922-0500 Preference) Education Benefits • Dependents Educational Assistance TAA: Robert Stiefvater • National Guard Tuition Phone: 318-641-3297 • Veterans Education and Training - State Approving Email: Agency Secretary: Hunt Downer Phone: 225-922-0500 Other State Benefits Email: • Free Hunting/Fishing Licenses • Free Entrance to State Parks • Free "Purple Heart" License Plates • Motor Vehicle - Disabled Veterans - Special License Plates, Exemptions • Special Prestigious License Plates for Certain Veterans and Retirees • Recording of Discharges Return to map
  20. 20. MAINE Housing Benefits Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services • Maine Veterans’ Homes Camp Keyes Bldg #7 117 State House Station Financial Assistance Benefits Augusta, ME 04333-0117 • Veterans Small Business Loan Program Phone: 207-626-4464 • Property Tax Exemption Employment Benefits • Veterans Dependents Education Benefits Program TAA: Wendy J. Moody Phone:207-626-4221 Other State Benefits Email: • Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery • Recreational Licenses State Director: Peter Ogden • Veteran License Plates Phone: 207-626-4464 • Claims Representation Email: • Benefits Available from the Division of Motor Vehicles • Hunting and Fishing License • State Park Passes Return to map
  21. 21. MARYLAND Housing Benefits Other State Benefits • Veterans Benefit Service Program • Charlotte Hall Veterans Home • State Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Program • Maryland Veterans Memorials Financial Assistance Benefits • Obtaining Copies of Documents • Property Tax Exemption • Absentee Voting • Military Retired Pay Income Tax Exemption • Game Hunting & Fishing Licenses • Vessel Excise Tax • Admission to State Parks • Death Benefit • Auto Tags • Veterans Establishing Businesses Employment Benefits • Veterans with Disabilities • Employers Health Insurance While on Temporary Active Duty Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs • Re-Employment Federal Building, Room 1231 • Medical and Healthcare Personnel • Job Placement Assistance 31 Hopkins Plaza • Veterans Preference Baltimore, MD 21201 • Credit Toward State Employees Retirement Phone: 800-446-4926 • Unemployment Insurance Education Benefits • Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship TAA: Kerry Gehring • High School Diplomas Phone:410-974-7400 x 235 Email: Secretary: George Owings III Phone: 410-260-3838 Email: Return to map
  22. 22. MASSACHUSETTS Housing Benefits Department of Veterans’ Services • Public Assistance 600 Washington St., Suite 1100 Boston, MA 02111 Financial Assistance Benefits Phone: 617-210-5480 • Tax Exemptions • Annuities • Bonuses mepage&L=1&L0=Home&sid=Eveterans Employment Benefits TAA: Michael Ryan • Education Financial Assistance Phone: 508-233-7369 • Upward Bound Program Email: • Operation Recognition Secretary: Thomas Kelley • Special Commission to Study Higher Education Phone: 617-210-5765 Tuition & Fee Waivers for Veterans Email: Massachusetts Recently-Returned Combat Veterans • Welcome Home Bonus • Civil Service and Veterans' Preference • Employment Opportunities • Education • Housing • Your Local Veteran’s Agent • Yoga for Combat Veterans with PTSD Other State Benefits • Motor Vehicles Benefits • National Guard and Reserve • State Benefits for Dependents of a Veteran Return to map
  23. 23. MICHIGAN Housing Benefits Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs • Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Joint Public Affairs Office • D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans 3411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. • State Veterans Homes Board of Managers Lansing, MI 48906 Phone: 617-210-5480 Financial Assistance Benefits • Tuition Grant Procedure Brief • Emergency Grants • Michigan National Guard Family Support Funds TAA: Raymond Ladd Phone:517-481-8364 Other State Benefits • Michigan Veterans Programs 2005 Assistant Adjutant General For Veterans: Carol Ann Fausone • Property Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans Phone: 517-335-6523 • Automobile License Plates Email: Return to map
  24. 24. MINNESOTA Housing Benefits Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs • Homeless Veterans' Initiative (MDVA), • Minnesota Veterans’ Homes 20 West 12th Street, St. Paul, MN 55155-2079 Phone: 651-296-2562 Employment Benefits • MN Veterans Preference Act Education Benefits TAA: Allan Jorgensen • Educational Grants Phone:651-282-4667 Email: Other State Benefits Commissioner: Clark Dyrud • Services Program Phone: 651-296-2562 • Veterans Claims • Guardianship Division Email: • Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery • Discharge Certificates • Bronze Star Grave markers Return to map
  25. 25. MISSISSIPPI Housing Benefits Mississippi State Veteran Affairs • Mississippi Veterans Home Purchase Board P.O. Box 5947 • State Veterans Nursing Homes Pearl, MS 39288-5947 Phone:(601) 576-4850 Financial Assistance Benefits • Ad Valorem Tax • Privilege Tax TAA: Edwin Tudor Employment Benefits Phone: 601-313-6162 • Re-Employment Email: • Employment Preference Executive Director: Adrian Grice • State Retirement Phone: 601-576-4850 Email: Education Benefits • Educational Assistance • Mississippi Employment Security Commission Other State Benefits • Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board • Administrative Division • State Veterans Claims Division • State VA Hospital Service Offices • State Approving Agency Division • Mississippi Department of Archives and History • Mississippi State Personnel Board • Mississippi Military Department (Army & Air National Guard) • County Veterans Service Office • County Veterans Service Officers • Documents • Hunting and Fishing Licenses • Vehicle License Plates Return to map
  26. 26. MISSOURI Housing Benefits Missouri Veterans Commission • Missouri Veterans Homes 205 Jefferson Street • Property Tax Credits 12th Floor Jefferson Building P.O. Drawer 147 Financial Assistance Benefits Jefferson City, MO 65102 • Tax Exemption for AO Settle Payments • Vietnam Veterans Survivor Grant Program Phone: (1-866-838-4636) Employment Benefits • Veterans' Preference with State of Missouri TAA: Jeremy P. Amick Employment Phone: 573-638-9500 x 7764 • Priority for Qualified Veterans Employment Email: Executive Director: Hal Dulle Phone: 573-751-3779 Other State Benefits • Veterans Service Officers Email: • State Veterans Cemeteries and Homes • World War II, Korean War and Vietnam Service Medal and Medallions • Free Automobile License Plates • Free Hunting and Fishing License (60% or Service-Connected VA Disability or Former POW • Reduced Cost Hunting and Fishing Permit for service members that deployed in the last 12 months Return to map
  27. 27. MONTANA Housing Benefits Montana Department of Military Affairs • Location and Function of Homes -- Persons Admitted P.O. Box 4789 • Certain Disabled or Deceased Veterans' Residences Fort Harrison, MT 59636-4789 Exempt Phone: 406-324-3740 Financial Assistance Benefits • Interment Allowance for Veterans TAA: David Lake Employment Benefits Phone: 406-324-3257 • Point Preference in Hiring Veterans Email: Administrator: Joe Foster Phone: 406-324-3740 Education Benefits • Charges for Tuition – Waivers Email: Other State Benefits • Aid by State, County, and Municipal Officers • Special Plates for Military Personnel, Veterans, and Spouses • Veterans' Cemetery Fee for Special Veteran License Plates • Vehicle Registration Fee and Veterans' Cemetery Fee Waivers • Veterans' Clubhouse Exemption -- Incompetent Veterans' Trusts • Hunting and Fishing Licenses • State Veterans' Cemeteries Return to map
  28. 28. NEBRASKA Housing Benefits Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs • Property Tax/Homestead Exemption State Service Office 5631 S. 48 St. Financial Assistance Benefits Lincoln, NE 68516-4103 • Nebraska Veterans' Aid Fund (402) 420-4021 Education Benefits • Waiver of Tuition TAA: Bonnie Bessler Other State Benefits Phone: 402-309-7433 • Game & Parks Commission Email: • Discharges State Director: John Hilgert • Grave Registrations Phone: 402-471-2458 • Nebraska Veteran Service Office Email: Return to map
  29. 29. NEVADA Housing Benefits Nevada Office of Veteran Services • Nevada Veterans Home 5460 Reno Corporate Dr. Reno, NV 89511 Financial Assistance Benefits (775) 688-1653 • Veterans Tax Exemptions • Disabled Veteran Tax Exemption Employment Benefits TAA: Carmen Rank • Civil Service Preference Phone: 775-887-7247 Email: Other State Benefits Executive Director: Timothy Tetz • Assistance with Claims Phone: 775-688-1653 • Hunting and Fishing License Email: • Guardianship Program • Veteran Cemetery Plots • Disabled Parking Privileges • Special Veterans License Plates • Documents • Recording Fees Return to map
  30. 30. NEW HAMPSHIRE Housing Benefits New Hampshire State Veterans Council • Veteran’s Home 275 Chestnut Street Room 517 Manchester, NH 03101-2411 Financial Assistance Benefits (603) 624-9230 • Bonuses • Tax Exemption Employment Benefits TAA: Lisa Lindskog • Employment Preference Phone: 603-225-1309 • Training Email: State Director: Mary Morin Phone: 603-624-9230 Education Benefits • Free Tuition at Vocational-Technical College Email: • Free Tuition for Children of Military Members Other State Benefits • Burial • Veterans Cemetery • Claims • License Fee Exemption • Relief • State Park Admission • Veterans License Plate Return to map
  31. 31. NEW JERSEY Housing Benefits Other State Benefits • NJ Veterans Memorial Homes • Replacement of Medals • Stand Down Operations • Fishing and Hunting Licenses • Veterans Haven • No Fee Automobile Registration • NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency • State Parks Admission • Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Financial Assistance Benefits Cemetery • New Jersey Property Tax Deduction • New Jersey Property Tax Exemption New Jersey Department of Military & Veterans Affairs Employment Benefits P.O. Box 340 • Veterans Preference and Pension Status Trenton, NJ 08625-0340 • Veterans Preference for Hiring in New Jersey Civil Service • Veterans Status for Civil Service and Pension • Civil Service Benefits for Veterans Preference • Employment or Promotion TAA: Joseph Nyzio Phone: 609-530-6857 Education Benefits Email: • Operation Recognition: High School Diplomas for Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs: Stephen Abel Veterans Phone: 609-530-7045 • State Approving Agency Email: • POW and MIA Tuition Benefits • War Orphans Tuition Assistance • Vietnam Veterans Tuition Credit Program • New Jersey National Guard Educational Benefits Return to map
  32. 32. NEW MEXICO Housing Benefits New Mexico Department of Veteran Svcs • Homeless and At Risk Veteran Services Bataan Memorial Building 407 Galisteo, Room 142 Financial Assistance Benefits Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • Veterans’ Tax Exemption (505) 827-6300 • Disabled Veteran Tax Exemption Education Benefits • Vietnam Veteran Scholarship TAA: Harry Sanchez • World War II and Korean Veterans High School Phone: 505-271-7191 Diploma Email: • Veterans Education and Training Services Secretary: John Garcia Other State Benefits Phone: 505-827-7365 • Children of Deceased Veterans Email: • Commitment of Incompetent Veteran • Disabled Veterans Hunting and Fishing License • Veterans’ License Plates • The Patriot Plate • Veteran’s Military Honors • Veterans Transportation Service • Native American Outreach Services Return to map
  33. 33. NEW YORK Housing Benefits NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs • State Veterans Home #5 Empire State Plaza, Suite 2836 • Specially Adapted Homes Albany, NY 12223-1551 Financial Assistance Benefits • Property Tax Exemption • Civil Service Credit Preference TAA: Eugene Murphy • Burial and Headstone Phone: 518-786-4678 • Auto Registration Email: • New York State Blind Annuity State Director: George Basher Phone: 518-474-6114 Employment Benefits Email: • Disabled Veterans Civil Service Preference • Employment and Training • Re-Employment Education Benefits • Veterans Tuition Award • Awards for Children of Veterans • Military Service Recognition Scholarship • Vocational Rehabilitation Other State Benefits • Licenses and Permits • Voter Registration Return to map
  34. 34. NORTH CAROLINA Housing Benefits North Carolina Division of Veteran Affairs • North Carolina State Veterans Nursing Homes 1315 Mail Service Raleigh, NC 27699-1315 Financial Assistance Benefits • Income Tax Relief • Property Tax Relief TAA: Andrew Butterworth Employment Benefits Phone: 919-664-6573 • Employment Preference Email: Assistant Secretary: Charles Smith Education Benefits Phone: 919-733-3851 • Scholarships Email: Other State Benefits • Guardians • Hunting and Fishing Licenses • Auto License Plates • Drivers License • Handicap Parking Privileges • Absentee Registration and Voting • Disabled Voters, Primary or General Elections • Records • Retirement Credit, Military Service, State and Participating Local Government Employees Return to map
  35. 35. NORTH DAKOTA Veteran’s Bonus North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs • Monetary Compensation for Mobilized Domestic and 1411 32nd Street South Foreign Service P.O. Box 9003 Fargo, ND 58106-9003 Housing Benefits 1-866-634-8387 701-239-7165 • Veterans Home Financial Assistance Benefits • Hardship Grant • Loan Program Commissioner: Bob Hanson Education Benefits Toll Free: 1-866-634-8387 • Tuition Waiver 701-239-7165 Email: Property Tax Exemptions • Certain disabled veterans Transition Assistance Advisor: Marilyn Rohrer Phone: 701-333-3303 Other State Benefits Email: • License Plates • Transportation • State Parks Admission Return to map
  36. 36. OHIO Housing Benefits Ohio Veteran Affairs • Ohio Veterans Home 77 South High Street Columbus, OH 43215 Financial Assistance Benefits 614-644-0898 • Compensation and VA Claims • Emergency Financial Assistance Education Benefits TAA: Terry Dean • Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Phone: 614-336-7349 • H.S. Diploma’s for Korean War, WWII, or Vietnam Email: Veterans State Director: Timothy Epsich Phone: 614-644-0892 Other State Benefits Email: • Burial Benefits • Medals/Awards and Decorations • Military Records • Military/Veteran License Plates • Transportation to Medical Appointments • Updating Your Discharge Return to map
  37. 37. OKLAHOMA Housing Benefits Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs • State Veterans Center – Nursing Care 2311 N. Central Facilities Oklahoma City, OK 73105 405-521-3684 Financial Assistance Benefits • Tax Exemption index.html Employment Benefits • Veterans Preference TAA: Lamar Wilson Phone: 405-228-5083 Other State Benefits Email: • Free Hunting and Fishing Permit State Director: Phillip Driskill • Emergency/Disaster Financial Assistance Phone: 405-521-3684 Program Email: • Reduced Fee Auto Tags • Claims and Benefits Division Return to map
  38. 38. OREGON Housing Benefits Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs • Oregon Veterans’ Home Loans 700 Summer St. NE • Oregon Veterans’ Home Salem, Oregon 97301-1285 • Oregon Property Tax Exemption 800-828-8801 Financial Assistance Benefits • Oregon Conservatorship Program • Oregon Veterans’ Emergency Financial Assistance TAA: Lucas Wilson Program (OVEFAP) Phone: 503-584-2391 Email: Employment Benefits State Director: Jim Willis • Oregon Veterans’ Employment Preference Phone: 503-373-2388 • Oregon Veterans’ Re-Employment Rights Email: Education Benefits • Oregon Educational Aid • High School Diploma Other State Benefits • Oregon Hunting and Fishing Licenses • Oregon State Park Use Permits • Oregon Veterans License Plates • Oregon Public Records Return to map
  39. 39. PENNSYLVANIA Housing Benefits Pennsylvania Bureau For Veterans Affairs • State Veterans Homes Bldg S-0-47, FTIG Annville, PA 17003 Financial Assistance Benefits Phone: 1-800-547-2838 • Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus Program • Veterans Emergency Assistance • Real Estate Tax Exemption Affairs/DMVA/163.htm • Blind Persons Pension • Paralyzed Veterans Pension • Military Combat Pay Income Tax Exemption TAA: Bruce Smith Phone: 717-861-6992 Education Benefits Email: • Educational Gratuity Deputy Adjutant General: Cicil Hengeveld • Scotland School for Veterans’ Children Phone: 717-861-8901 Email: Return to map
  40. 40. RHODE ISLAND Housing Benefits The Rhode Island Veterans Affairs Office • Rhode Island Veteran’s Home 480 Metacom Avenue • Rhode Island Veteran’s Cemetery Bristol, RI 02809 (401) 253-8000 ext. 695 Other State Benefits • Rhode Island Veterans Benefits Counseling TAA: Steven Usler Phone: 401-275-4198 Email: Associate Director: Daniel Evangelista Phone: 401-462-0350 Email: Return to map
  41. 41. SOUTH CAROLINA Housing Benefits South Carolina State Office of Veterans Affairs • Specially Adapted Housing 1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 369 • State Veterans Nursing Homes Columbia, South Carolina 29201 Phone (803) 734-0200 Financial Assistance Benefits • Admissions Tax Exemptions • Income Tax Exemption on Military Retirement Pay • Property Taxes – Homestead Exemption TAA: Randall Moon • Property Tax Exemption Phone: 803-806-1555 • Tax Exemption for Compensation, Pension, Disability Email: Retirement Pay and VA Payments State Director: Philip Butler • Parking Fee Exemption Phone: 803-734-0200 • Active Duty Pay Relevant to SC Department of Revenue and Taxation Email: Employment Benefits • Veterans Preference • Veterans Re-Employment Rights Education Benefits • Education Assistance (Fee tuition for certain veteran’s children) Other State Benefits • Credit of State Retirement for Military Service • Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses • State Parks Totally Disabled Persons • Special License Plates • Presentation of the State Flag to Families of Deceased Members of the South Carolina National Guard • Recording of Discharges • Marriage, Birth, Death, and Divorce Verifications Return to map
  42. 42. SOUTH DAKOTA Housing Benefits South Dakota Department of Military and • State Veterans Homes Veteran Affairs 425 East Capitol Avenue Financial Assistance Benefits Pierre, SD 57501-5070 • Emergency Loan Fund for Veterans and Their Phone: (605) 773-3269 Dependents • Property Tax Exemption for Veterans and Their Widow or Widower • Property Tax Refund for Aged and Disabled Persons • Sales Tax Refund for Certain Elderly and Disabled TAA: Todd Otterberg Persons Phone: 605-737-6669 • South Dakota Veterans Bonuses Email: State Director: Dennis Foell Education Benefits Phone: 605-773-3518 • Free Tuition for Veterans Email: • Free Tuition for Children of Veterans Who Die During Service • Free Tuition for Dependents of POW’s and MIA’s • Reduced Tuition for South Dakota National Guard Members Other State Benefits • Free Certified Copies of Veterans Records • Burial Allowance for Veterans, Wives, or Widows • Headstone Setting Fee • Special License Plates • Hunting and Fishing Cards for Disabled Veterans • Free Admission and Reduced Camping Fees for Veterans • Special Provisions for Handicapped Hunters Return to map
  43. 43. TENNESSEE Housing Benefits Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs • State Veterans Homes 215 Eighth Avenue North • Property Tax Relief Nashville, TN 37243 615-741-6663 Employment Benefits • Veterans Preference • Credit for Military Service in State Employment • Re-Employment Rights of Public Employees TAA: Mike Charles Goodrich Phone: 615-313-3096 Other State Benefits Email: • State Veterans Cemeteries Commissioner: John Keys • Free License Plates Phone: 615-741-2930 • Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses Email: • Parking Privileges • Motor Vehicle Privilege Tax Exemption • Special/Memorial License Plates • No-Fee Registration of Discharges Return to map
  44. 44. TEXAS Housing Benefits Texas Veterans Commission • Texas Veterans Land Board Programs PO Box 12277 • Texas Veterans Homes Austin, TX 78711-2277 1-800-252-VETS (8387) Financial Assistance Benefits • Tax Exemption for Veterans • The Hazlewood Act TAA: Elizabeth Sutter Phone: 512-633-1850 Employment Benefits Email: • Veterans Preference TAA: Eva Carwile Phone: 512-963-2390 Other State Benefits Email: • Texas State Cemetery Program • No-Cost Medical Records • Free Drivers License for Disabled Veterans • Fishing and Hunting Licenses for Disabled Veterans • Free Recording of Discharges • Special License Plates Return to map
  45. 45. UTAH Housing Benefits Utah Division of Veteran Affairs • Property Tax Abatement 550 Foothill Blvd. #202 • Valor House Salt Lake City, UT 84108 (801) 326-2372 Employment Benefits • Veterans Job Representatives • Veterans Job Preference • Veterans Hiring Priority TAA: Bart Davis Education Benefits Phone: 801-523-4937 • Veterans Upward Bound Email: • Tuition Waiver for Purple Heart Recipients State Director: Terry Schow Phone: 801-326-2372 Other State Benefits Email: • Driver’s License Privileges • Veterans License Plates • Disabled License Plates/Windshield Placards • Disability Parking Privileges • Utah State Division of Veterans Affairs • Utah State Veterans Nursing Home • Utah State Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park • Military Discharge Records • Free Use of Armories • Fishing License Privileges • Special Fun Tags • Bus / Trax Reduced Fare Cards • Golden Access Passport • Community-Based Outpatient Clinics • VA Regional Office – Salt Lake City • VA Hospital – Salt Lake City • Vet Centers • Homeless Veterans Fellowship • Outreach Services Return to map
  46. 46. VERMONT Housing Benefits Vermont Office of Veteran Affairs • Vermont Veteran’s Home 118 State St. Montpelier, Vermont, 05620 Financial Assistance Benefits (802) 828-3379 • Financial Assistance Programs • Vermont War Bonus TAA: Ronnie La Bounty Employment Benefits Phone: 802-338-3473 • Vermont Employment and Training Assistance Email: Veterans Services Coordinator: Clayton Clark Education Benefits Phone: 802-828-3379 • High School Diplomas for WWII and Korean War Era Veterans Email: Other State Benefits • Veteran Advocacy • Discharge Records • Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery • Vermont Veterans License Plates • Hunting and Fishing Licenses; Green Mountain Pass • Vermont Medals Return to map
  47. 47. VIRGINIA Housing Benefits Virginia Department of Veterans Services • Virginia Veterans Care Center Office of the Commissioner 900 E. Main St. Richmond VA 23219 Employment Benefits (804) 786-0286 • Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) • Department of Human Resource Management – Veteran Outreach Services TAA: Dorian Bell Education Benefits Phone: 434-298-5315 • Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Email: Program Commissioner: Vincent Burgess • Honorary Diplomas for World War II Veterans Phone: 804-786-0286 Email: Other State Benefits • License Plates • Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Licenses S Return to map
  48. 48. WASHINGTON Housing Benefits Other State Benefits • Recording Discharges • Homeless Veterans Program • Special Veterans License Plates • Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project • Reduced Fishing and Hunting Licenses • Transitional Housing Project for Homeless Veterans • Reduced Public Transportation (opening September, 2007) • Statewide Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program • State Veterans Homes • Outreach to Underserved Veterans • Special Health Care Services Financial Assistance Benefits • Veterans Service Organizations • Veterans Estate Management Program (Fiduciary) • Veterans Conservation Corps • Property Tax Relief for Eligible Veterans and Widows/Widowers • Defender’s Fund WDVA - Vet Services Center • Individual Competitive Grant 1102 Quince St. SE - 1st floor • County Veterans Assistance Funds P.O. Box 41155 Olympia WA 98504-1155 Employment Benefits • Employment Preference 360-725-2200 • Re-Employment and Layoff Rights 1-800-562-2308 (within WA State only) • Military Retirement Credit • Local Veterans Employment Representatives TAA: Annie DeAndrea Education Benefits Phone: 253-512-8722 • Reduced Tuition Email: State Director: John Lee Phone: 360-725-2152 Email: Return to map
  49. 49. WEST VIRGINIA Housing Benefits West Virginia Division of Veteran Affairs • Homestead Exemption for Certain Eligible Veterans 1321 Plaza East- Suite 101 • State Veterans Home Charleston, West Virginia 25301 1-888-838-2332 Financial Assistance Benefits • Veterans Bonus Employment Benefits TAA: Lisa Silver • Veterans Preference Phone: 304-561-6824 Email: Education Benefits State Director: Larry Linch • State War Orphans Education Phone: 304-558-3661 • Veterans Re-Education Act Fund Email: Other State Benefits • Agent Orange Program • Free License - Automobile • Free Hunting and Fishing Privileges Return to map
  50. 50. WISCONSIN Housing Benefits Other State Benefits • WDVA Home Loan • Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Wisconsin Veterans • WDVA Home Improvement Loan • Military Funeral Honors Program • Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemeteries Financial Assistance Benefits • Transportation to VA Medical Appointments • Veterans and Military License Plates • Assistance to Needy Veterans and Family Members • Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration • WDVA Personal Loan • Wisconsin Veterans and Surviving Spouses Property Tax Credit Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Employment Benefits 30 W. Mifflin Street • Transitional Assistance for Veterans Leaving Active Madison, WI 53703 Duty 1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387) • Local Veterans Employment Representatives • Veterans as Apprentices • Hire Veterans First • Veterans Preference TAA: Jeffery Unger • Employment Assistance Opportunities Phone: 304-561-6824 Email: Education Benefits Secretary: John Scocos • Wisconsin G. I. Bill for Dependents Phone: 304-558-3661 • Wisconsin G.I. Bill for Veterans Email: • Veterans Education (VetEd) Reimbursement Grant • Entrepreneurial Training • Tuition Residency for Wisconsin Veterans • Academic Credit for Military Experience (ACME) • G.I. Bill Information – State Approving Agency (SAA) • Job Retraining Grants • Troops to Teachers (TTT) Return to map
  51. 51. WYOMING Housing Benefits Other State Benefits • Oregon Trail State Veteran’s Cemetery • Veterans’ Home of Wyoming • Payment for Burial Details (Honor Guard) • Burial of Indigent Veterans Financial Assistance Benefits • Veterans’ Guardianships • Wyoming Veterans Tax Exemption • Free (Confidential) Recording of Honorable Discharges • Family Support Grant • Special Veterans License Plates • Veterans License Plate Service Emblems Employment Benefits • Free Veterans Game and Fishing Licenses • Wyoming Department of Workforce Services • Free Fishing Licenses for Disabled Veterans • Veterans Preference • Free State Parks Pass for Disabled Veterans • Unemployment Insurance • County Veteran Services Officers • Wyoming Employment Resources Division One-Stop • Veteran Commission Newsletter Employment Centers • Wyoming Veterans’ Memorial Museum • Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) • Wyoming Veterans’ Commission Education Benefits Wyoming Veterans Commission • Educational Benefits for War Orphans and Vietnam 5905 CY Ave Veterans • Wyoming National Guard 100% State Educational Casper, WY 82604 Assistance Plan (307) 265-7372 Office • Operation Recognition (High School Diploma) TAA: Raymond Barela Phone: 307-772-5163 Email: State Director: Donald Ewing Phone: 307-265-7372 Email: Return to map
  52. 52. For more information, please contact Tom Riggs 1-800-562-2308
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