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State of utah veterans benefits

  1. 1. State of Utah Veterans Benefits http://veterans.utah.gov/The benefits listed in this powerpoint presentation are specific tothe State of Utah, and aregenerally administered thoughThe Utah Department of VeteranAffairs.
  2. 2. OUR MISSION Veterans Advocacy“We are the state agency that assistsformer and present members of the U.S.Armed Forces and their dependents inpreparing claims for and securing suchcompensation, hospitalization,educations and vocational training, andother benefits or privileges to which theymay be entitled under federal or statelaw or regulation by reason of theirservice in the military.” 2
  3. 3. For over 31 years we have beendedicated to helping Utah Veterans getthe services, benefits and quality of lifethey deserve. With over 153,508veterans living in our state, they rely onus to not only understand their lives, butto help them get a better quality of life.We do everything we can to show ourAmerican Heroes the same amount ofrespect, empathy, gratitude and servicethat they have shown us. 3
  4. 4. State Benefits (Here are just a few) Purple Heart Tuition Waiver Purple Heart Fee Exemption Scott B Lundell Tuition Waiver for Military Members’ Surviving Dependents 4
  5. 5. Disabled Veteran Property Tax AbatementA Utah permanent place-of-residenceproperty tax exemption equivalent to themilitary service-connected disability ratingpercentage is provided for disabledveterans or for their un remarried widows orminor orphans. Veteran’s disability ratingmust be at least 10%. 5
  6. 6. Veterans License PlatesUtah veteran’s license plates may bepurchased from any DMV for an initial$25.00 contribution to the Utah StateDepartment of Veterans Affairs plus a$10.00 plate transfer fee, in addition tonormal vehicle registration and propertytax fees. There will also be a yearly$15.00 renewal fee. Proceeds from thesale and renewal of these plates helpfund veteran programs within the state 6
  7. 7. State Benefits (Continued) Veteran status can now be marked on drivers licensesVeterans can have their license designation made when its time to renew their license or can pay a $25 fee to have it done early.The individual must provide verification that they havebeen honorably discharged from the United States militaryor are currently in the military. (DD214 or report ofseparation Document.)www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records 7
  8. 8. State Benefits (Continued)For a complete list of state benefitsand associated criteria go to:http://veterans.utah.gov/homepage/stateB 8
  9. 9. Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial ParkWe also offer burial services with militaryhonors at ourUtah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park .At the Utah Department of VeteransAffairs we care about providing UtahVeterans and their families with servicesand benefits for a better life. 9
  10. 10. Veteran Nursing HomesUtah State Nursing Homes located inOgden and Salt Lake City. UnderConstruction: Ivins and Payson.At our nursing homes we provide a homewith specialized care, compassion andassistance. 10
  11. 11. Veteran Service OrganizationsUDVA DAV VFW VBA AL Military Order of the Purple Heart 1-801 326 2471 Employer Support 11
  12. 12. We hope this presentation has assisted you andprovided all the information you need.We encourage you to register with us atveterans.utah.gov this allows us to keep you informedon benefit changes. We are located at: 550 Foothill Drive, Suite 202 Salt Lake City, Utah 84113 1-800-894-8497Email: veterans@utah.gov
  13. 13. Questions? 13

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