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Slide 1 - Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs


									What does my home State
   have to offer me?

Updated March 2009, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
                                                                                              VT NH ME
                 MT                    ND
OR                                                   MN                                                 MA
          ID                                                       WI                             NY
                                       SD                                                                RI
                    WY                                                            MI
                                                          IA                                 PA        CT
     NV                                 NE
                                                                     IL          IN OH                 NJ
            UT                                                                           WV VA         DE
CA                      CO
                                           KS               MO                    KY                   MD
                                                                                             NC        DC
           AZ        NM                       OK                                         SC
                                                                       MS AL            GA
                                         TX                    LA

                                                                American Samoa
                                                                Puerto Rico
                                                                North Mariana Islands
                                                                Virgin Islands
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 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                                    •   Discounted 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                                          TC: Mike Northcutt
                                                                   Phone: 334-353-9405
 Education Benefits                                                E-mail:
• G. I. Dependents' Scholarship Program                            State Director: Clyde Marsh
                                                                   Phone: 334-242-5077

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    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
    Employment Benefits
• Employment Preference Rights                                            907-428-6019 Fax
• Veterans Employment Services                                  
• Affirmative Action Plan

                                                                          State Director: Jerry Beale
    Education Benefits
                                                                          Phone: 907-428-6016
• Free Tuition for Spouse or Dependent of Armed
  Services Member
                                                                          National Guard TAA: Gretchen Nealy
• High School Diplomas
    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

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      American Samoa

       POST OFFICE BOX 8586
       PAGO PAGO
       AMERICAN SAMOA 96799

         Director: Paogofie Fiaigoa

       Phone: (001) 684-633-4206

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    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                                                         TC: Martha Alderman
                                                                                Phone: 602-627-3267
• Employment Preferences
• Professional and Occupational Licenses
                                                                                State Director: BG Richard Maxon
                                                                                Phone:602-255-3373 X 1
    Education Benefits                                                          Email:
• Tuition and Fees-Deferred Payment                                             National Guard TAA: Frank J. Sandell
    Other State Benefits                                                        Email:
•   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

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    Housing Benefits                                                      Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs
• Arkansas Veterans Home                                                  2200 Fort Roots Dr
• Domiciliary- Intermediate and Skilled Care                              Bldg 65, Room 119
                                                                          North Little Rock, AR 72114
    Financial Assistance Benefits
• Homestead and Personal Property Tax Exemption
• Gross Receipt of Tax Exemption                                
• Income Tax Exemption
                                                                          TC: Jimmy Bryant
    Education Benefits                                                    Phone: 501-370-3820
• Free Tuition for Spouse, Children of POW                                State Director: David Fletcher
                                                                          National Guard TAA: Barbara Lee
    Other State Benefits                                                  Phone: 501-212-4089
•   Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism                              E-mail:
•   Hunting and Fishing License
•   License Plates- Military Specialty Plates
•   Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery

    Claims and Appeals Division
• Claims assistance
• Representation with VA appeals

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    Housing Benefits
• Veterans Homes of California                                           California Department of Veterans Affairs
                                                                         1227 O Street
    Financial Assistance Benefits                                        Sacramento, CA 95814
• Property Tax Exemptions                                                1-800-952-5626
• Calvet Farm and Home Loans                                             1-800-221-8998 (Outside California)
• Motor Vehicle Registration Fees Waived
    Employment Benefits
• Employment and Unemployment Insurance                                  TC: John King
  Assistance                                                             Phone: 916-503-8300
• Veterans Preference in California Civil Service                        Email:
  Examinations                                                           Agency Secretary: Tom Johnson
                                                                         National Guard TAA: Horst Laube
    Veterans Business Benefits                                           Phone: 916-854-3315
• Business License, Tax and Fee Waiver                                   Email:
• Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Opportunities                     National Guard TAA: Nicole Townsend
                                                                         Phone: 916-826-6549
    Education Benefits                                                   Email:
• 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
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 Housing Benefits                                                   Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs
• State Veterans’ Home                                              7465 East 1st Ave Unit C
• State Veterans Nursing Home                                       Denver, CO 80230
 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

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    Housing Benefits                                                Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs
• Connecticut Veterans’ Home                                        287 West Street
• Property Tax Exemptions                                           Rocky Hill, CT 06067
    Financial Assistance Benefits
• The Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Marines’ Fund
• OEF OIF Bonus for CT NG

    Employment Benefits                                             TC: Donna Meskony
• Employment Assistance                                             Phone: 860-721-5915
    Education Benefits                                              Commissioner: Linda Spoonster Schwartz
• Educational Benefit/Tuition Waivers                               Phone: 860-721-5891
• High School Diplomas and Veterans of WWII                         Email:
                                                                    National Guard TAA: Dan McHale
    Other State Benefits                                            Phone: 860-748-0037
•   Burial in Connecticut’s Veterans’ Cemetery                      Email:
•   Motor Vehicles Waiver
•   Retirement
•   Advocacy for Veterans Benefits 1-866-9CT-VETS

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    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
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     District of Columbia

        Office of Veterans Affairs
        Government of the District of Columbia
        441 4th Street, NW, Suite 570 South
        Washington, DC 20001

        TC: Brenda Hall
        Phone: 202-724-5454
        Director: Timothy J. Smith
        National Guard TAA: Mr. Hopkins
        Phone: 202-685-9944

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    Housing Benefits & Nursing Homes                                 Other State Benefits
                                                                 •   Certification of Discharge or Separation
• Florida State Veterans’ Homes Program
                                                                 •   100% Disabled Veteran State Identification Card
• Veterans’ Nursing Homes of Florida
                                                                 •   Hunting and Fishing License
• Homestead Exemption (Permanent &Totally
                                                                 •   Motor Vehicle Military License Plates
                                                                 •   Disabled Veteran Motor Vehicle License Plate
• Homestead Exemption (10% to 100% BUT not
                                                                 •   Permits/Fees (parking, tolls, building improvements)
  Permanent in nature) $5000
                                                                 •   Benefits Counseling
• Veterans Age 65 or older with combat disability
                                                                 •   Commission as a Notary Public
    Employment Benefits
• Veterans’ Preference in Employment and Retention
                                                                     Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs
                                                                     4040 Esplanade Way
    Education Benefits                                               Suite 152
• High School Diploma - Korean War Veterans                          Tallahassee, FL 32399-0950
• High School Diploma - WWII Veterans
• Tuition Deferment
• Reduced Tuition for National Guard                       
• Education for Children or Spouses Of Deceased Or
  Disabled Florida Veterans
• Recipients of the PH and other combat decorations                   Executive Director: LeRoy Collins Jr.
  superior in precedence receive waiver of                            Phone: 850-487-1533
  undergraduate-level tuition.                                        Email:
                                                                      National Guard TAA: Linda Cononie
                                                                      Phone: 904-823-0319

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    Housing Benefits                                                Other State Benefits
• War Veterans Homes                                            •   Hunting and Fishing Licenses
                                                                •   Vehicle License Tags
    Financial Assistance Benefits                               •   ID Cards
•   Exemption from Homestead Tax                                •   Veterans License Plates
•   Exemption from Sales Tax on Vehicles                        •   Handicapped Parking
•   Ad Valorem Tax on Vehicles                                  •   Guardianship
•   Exemption from State Income Tax                             •   Benefits Assistance
•   Certificate of Exemption                                    •   Cemeteries
•   Abatement of State Income Taxes
•   Injury and Death Benefits                                   Georgia Department of Veterans Service
                                                                Floyd Veterans Memorial Building Suite E-970
    Employment Benefits                                         Atlanta, Georgia 30334-4800
• Employment Preference                                         404-656-2300/5933
• Employment Assistance                               
    Education Benefits
•   Georgia Military Scholarship                                    Commissioner: Pete Wheeler
•   Tuition Assistance (Georgia Air National Guard)                 Email:
•   The National Guard Service Cancelable Loan Fund                 National Guard TAA: William Deegan
•   Georgia HERO Scholarship                                        Phone: 678-569-6524

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         P.O. BOX 3279
         AGANA, GUAM 96932

         "M" STREET
         HSE #105
         TIYAN, GUAM

         Administrator: Benjamin Guerrero
         Phone: 671- 475-4222
         TC: Fred Gofigan

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  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

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                                                                         David Brasuell, Administrator
 Housing Benefits                                                        Idaho State Veterans Services
• Veterans Homes                                                         320 Collins Road
                                                                         Boise, Idaho, 83702
 Financial Assistance Benefits                                           Phone: 208-334-3513
• Tax Exemption
• Emergency Grant for Wartime Veterans                         

 Education Benefits                                                      TC: Tom Ressler
• Operation Education-University of Idaho                                Phone: 208-334-1245
 Other State Benefits                                                    Administrator: David Brasuell
• Idaho State Veterans Cemetery                                          National Guard TAA: Mary Kelly
• Specialty License Plates                                               Phone: 208-272-4408
• $5 Hunting & Fishing License at 40% VA Rating                          Email:

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    Housing Benefits                                                  Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
• Specially Adapted Housing Tax Exemption                             833 South Spring Street
• G-I Loans for Heroes                                                P.O. Box 19432
                                                                      Springfield, IL 62794-9432
    Financial Assistance Benefits
                                                                      Phone: 217/782-6641
•   World War II Bonus Payment
•   Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Conflict Bonus         
•   Vietnam Veteran Survivors Compensation
•   POW Compensation
•   Survivors' Compensation                                           TC: Harry Sawyer
•   Homestead Exemptions                                              Phone: 317-814-1121
    Employment Benefits                                               State Director: Tammy Duckworth
• State Government/Employment Preference                              Phone: 217-785-4114
• Jobs for Vets                                                       Email:
                                                                      National Guard TAA: Darlene Bertoni
    Education Benefits                                                Phone: 217-761-3382
•   Educational Opportunities for Children (10-18 Yrs)                Email:
•   MIA/POW Scholarship
•   Veterans' Grant
•   Illinois National Guard Scholarship
•   Children of Veterans Scholarship

    Other State Benefits
•   Cartage and Erection Fees
•   Graves Registration
•   Indigent Veterans
•   Camping & Admission Fees
•   Free Hunting and Fishing License for DV
•   Health Care Program
•   Warrior Assistance Program
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    Housing Benefits                                                         Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs
• The Indiana Veterans Home (IVH)                                            302 W. Washington Street, Room E120
• The Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children's                                Indianapolis, IN 46204-2738
  Home (ISSCH)                                                               phone: 317-232-3910
    Financial Assistance Benefits
•   Property Tax Abatements                                                  State Director: Tom Applegate
•   Military Family Relief Fund                                              Phone: 317-232-3910
•   Veterans’ Affairs Trust Fund                                   
                                                                             National Guard TAA: Roger Peterman
    Employment Benefits                                                      Phone: 317-247-4020
• Employment Assistance                                                      Email:
• High School Diploma Program for WWI, WWII,
  Korean War & Vietnam War Veterans
• Remission of Fees (Free Tuition) for the Child(ren)
  of a Disabled Veteran & graduates of the ISSCH
• Remission of Fees (Free Tuition) for recipients of
  the Purple Heart

    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

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 Housing Benefits                                                       Iowa Department of Veteran Affairs
• Iowa Veterans Home                                                    Camp Dodge, Bldg. A6A
• Military Service Member Home Ownership Assistance                     7105 NW 70th Ave.
  Program                                                               Johnston, IA 50131-1824
• Property Tax Exemption                                                Phone:(515) 242-5331
 Financial Assistance Benefits                                
• Veterans Trust Fund
• Vietnam Veterans Conflict Bonus                                       Executive Director: Patrick Palmersheim
                                                                        Phone: 515-242-5331
 Education Benefits                                                     Email:
• War Orphans Tuition Assistance                                        National Guard TAA: Billy Foley
• Operation Recognition High School Diploma                             Phone:515-252-4150
• National Guard Tuition Benefits                                       Email:

 Other State Benefits
• Hunting and Fishing License (DV 10%)
• Veterans License Plates
• Iowa Veterans Cemetery

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    Housing Benefits                                                Health Benefits
• Kansas Soldiers’Home (Long Term Care & Dom)                      • Persian Gulf War Board and survey
• Kansas Veterans’ Home (Long Term Care & Dom)                     • Vets’ Mental Health Task Force under Dept of Social &
• Advice during VA stand downs                                     Rehabilitative Services

    Financial Assistance Benefits                                  Other State Benefits
• Assistance to veterans and families thru KSNG                    • Three state veterans’ cemeteries; one in construction
  Workforce Support Center and TAA                                 • DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from
                                                                   Active Duty)
    Employment Benefits                                            • Advice on VA and state benefits from qualified Veteran
• VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment                        Service Representatives
• State DVOPS & LVERs                                              • Seven veterans license plates (MOPH, 100% Disabled, &
• Veterans preference for civil service                            POW free)
                                                                   • Military retirement exempt from state income tax
    Education Benefits
• Needs-based scholarships for OIF/OEF/ONE vets                     Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs
• Robust educational and OJT programs throughout
  state thru State Approving Agency
                                                                    Jayhawk Tower
• Free tuition to POWs and to dependents of KIA/MIAs                700 SW Jackson, Suite 701
• KS National Guard scholarships                                    Topeka, KS 66603-3743
• Operation Recognition: High School diplomas for                   Phone: (785) 296-3976
• In-state tuition rates for active military and their
                                                                    Executive Director: George Webb
                                                                    Phone: 785-296-3976
    Wildlife & Parks                                                Email:
•   Free hunting and fishing licenses for KSNG
                                                                    National Guard TAA: D.C. Hannah
•   Free state park admission to KSNG
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    Healthcare Benefits                                                  Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs
• State Veterans Homes                                                   Office of the Commissioner
                                                                         1111B Louisville Road
    Housing Benefits                                                     Frankfort, KY 40601
• Transition Facility                                                    Phone: 502-564-9203
    Financial Assistance Benefits
• Homeless Veterans Trust Fund
                                                                         TC: Pamela Cypert
    Education Benefits                                                   Phone: 502-564-9203
• Tuition Waiver Program                                                 Email:
• Educational Excellence Scholarship Awards                              Commissioner: Leslie Beavers
                                                                         Phone: 502-564-9203
    Employment Benefits                                                  Email:
• State Veterans Employment Advocate                                     National Guard TAA: Richard Gooch
• Veterans Preference                                                    Phone: 502-607-1085
    Other State Benefits
•   Veterans Benefits Assistance
•   Seamless Transition Program
•   Homeless Program
•   Women Veterans Program
•   Burial Honors
•   State Veterans Cemeteries
•   Hunting/Fishing License and Fees Exemptions
•   High School Diploma Program
•   Veterans License Plates
•   Veterans Loan Program
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    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                                         Phone: 225-922-0500
• Veterans Civil Service Preference (Employment             

    Financial Assistance
• Louisiana Military Family Assistance Fund                           Secretary: Hunt Downer
                                                                      Phone: 225-922-0500
                                                                      TC: Joey Strickland
    Education Benefits
                                                                      Phone: 225-922-0500
• Dependents Educational Assistance
• National Guard Tuition
                                                                      National Guard TAA: Robert Stiefvater
• Veterans Education and Training - State Approving
                                                                      Phone: 318-641-3297
• Troops to Teachers

    Other State Benefits
• 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

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    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
                                                                        TC: Nancy Plourde
    Other State Benefits                                                Phone: 207-626-4467
• Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery                                      Email:
• Recreational Licenses                                                 State Director: Peter Ogden
• Veteran License Plates                                                Phone: 207-626-4464
• Claims Representation                                                 Email:
• Benefits Available from the Division of Motor                         National Guard TAA: Wendy J. Moody
  Vehicles                                                              Phone:207-626-4221
• Hunting and Fishing License                                           Email:
• State Park Passes

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    Housing Benefits                                            Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs
• Veterans Homes
• Exemptions on Property Tax
                                                                Federal Building, Room 1231
• Home Loans                                                    31 Hopkins Plaza
                                                                Baltimore, MD 21201
    Financial Assistance Benefits                               Phone: 800-446-4926
• Military Retired Pay Income Tax Exemption           
• Bonuses (from $100 to $1000)

    Employment Benefits
• Employment Assistance
• Veterans Preference for State Jobs
                                                                  TC: Bob Sharps
    Education Benefits                                            Phone: 410-260-3842
• Scholarships (for Veterans and Dependents)                      Email:
                                                                  Secretary: James A. Adkins
    Other State Benefits                                          Phone: 410-260-3838
• Veterans Benefit Service Program                                Email:
• State Veterans Cemetery/Burial Benefits                         National Guard TAA: Mark Olanoff
• Transportation to VA Appointments                               Phone:410-702-9644
• Free Hunting & Fishing Licenses                                 Email:
• Free Admission to State Parks
• Free Vehicle Registration/License Plates and Drivers
• Veteran-Owned Business Assistance
• Fire and Hazard Insurance

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    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
•   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
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  Housing Benefits                                             Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
• Grand Rapids Home for Veterans                               Joint Public Affairs Office
• D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans                            3423 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
• State Veterans Homes Board of Managers
                                                               Lansing, MI 48906
                                                               Phone: 517-335-6523
  Financial Assistance Benefits
• Tuition Grant Procedure Brief                      
• Emergency Grants
                                                               TAA: Raymond Ladd
• Michigan National Guard Family Support Funds
  Other State Benefits                                         Assistant Adjutant General For Veterans: Carol Ann Fausone
• Michigan Veterans Programs 2005                              Phone: 517-335-6523
• Property Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans                    Email:
• Automobile License Plates

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    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
                                                                          Commissioner: Clark Dyrud
    Other State Benefits                                                  Phone: 651-296-2562
•   Services Program                                                      Email:
•   Veterans Claims
•   Guardianship Division
•   Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery
•   Discharge Certificates
•   Bronze Star Grave markers

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    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
                                                                         TC: Adrian Grice
    Employment Benefits                                                  Phone: 601-576-4850
• Re-Employment
                                                                         Executive Director: Adrian Grice
• Employment Preference
                                                                         Phone: 601-576-4850
• State Retirement
                                                                         National Guard TAA: Edwin Tudor
    Education Benefits                                                   Phone: 601-313-6162
• Educational Assistance                                                 Email:
• 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
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  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:
                                                                      TC: Pat Rowe Kerr
                                                                      Phone: 573-462-9531
  Other State Benefits
• Veterans Service Officers
                                                                      Executive Director: Hal Dulle
• State Veterans Cemeteries and Homes
                                                                      Phone: 573-751-3779
• 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
• Reduced Cost Hunting and Fishing Permit for
  service members that deployed in the last 12

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 Housing Benefits                                                        Montana Department of Military Affairs
• Montana Veterans Homes                                                 P.O. Box 4789
• Reduced or no real property taxes for qualified                        Fort Harrison, MT 59636-4789
  disabled veteran                                                       Phone: 406-324-3740
  Employment Benefits
• Employment Assistance
                                                                         TC: Lori Perkio
 Education Benefits                                                      Phone:406-495-2080
• College Tuition Waivers
                                                                         Administrator: Joe Foster
                                                                         Phone: 406-324-3740
  Other State Benefits                                                   Email:
• Free M.V.A.D. Service Officer Assistance                               National Guard TAA: David Lake
• Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses for qualified                        Phone: 406-324-3257
  disabled veterans
• Burial in State Veterans Cemeteries
• $250 Death Payment by the county of residence
• $70 Grave Marker by the county of residence
• Free license plate and vehicle registration wavier for
  qualified disabled veterans

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  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 – Surviving Spouse & Dependents
• National Guard Tuition Assistance – 75%
• Reserve Tuition Credit – 50% - (Community Colleges,              TC: Michael Coatney
  State Colleges, and University of NE system)                     Phone: 402-420-4021
                                                                   Director: John Hilgert
 Nebraska Veterans Home System
                                                                   Phone: 402-471-2458
                                                                   National Guard TAA: Bonnie Bessler
 Nebraska State Veterans Cemetery                                  Phone: 402-309-7433
• Nebraska Veteran Service Office
• County Veterans’ Service Office

 Other State Benefits
• Game & Parks Commission
• Discharges
• Grave Registrations

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    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                                                    TC: Jeanette Rae
• Civil Service Preference                                                 Phone: 775-688-1653
    Other State Benefits                                                   Executive Director: Timothy Tetz
•   Assistance with Claims                                                 Phone: 775-688-1653
•   Hunting and Fishing License                                            Email:
•   Guardianship Program                                                   National Guard TAA: Carmen Rank
•   Veteran Cemetery Plots                                                 Phone: 775-887-7247
•   Disabled Parking Privileges                                            Email:
•   Special Veterans License Plates
•   Documents
•   Recording Fees

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                                     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
• Wartime Service Bonuses                                   
• Tax Exemption and/or Credit

    Employment Benefits
• Employment Preference
• Training
• Seniority Time for certain Service Commitments
                                                                        Director: Mary Morin
    Education Benefits                                                  Phone: 603-624-9230
• Free Tuition for Children of Military Members (KIA/MIA)               Email:
                                                                        National Guard TAA: Lisa Lindskog
    Other State Benefits                                                Phone: 603-225-1309
• Town Burial for Indigent Veterans                                     Email:
• Veterans Cemetery
• Claims Assistance for Veterans and Their Families
• Driver,Peddler’s and Fishing License Fee Exemption
  for Permanently and Totally Disabled Veterans
• Day Use State Park Admission for Disabled Veterans
• Veterans, National Guard,and Active Duty License

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                                      NEW JERSEY
    Housing Benefits                                               Health Benefits
•   NJ Veterans Memorial Homes                                 • PTSD 24/7 Toll Free Helpline (1-866-VETS NJ 4 U)
•   Stand Down Operations                                      • PTSD Counseling for Veterans and Family
•   Veterans Haven – Transitional Housing                      • PTSD/TBI Screenings*
•   NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency                     • Suicide Awareness and Prevention*
                                                               • Veteran Home Healthcare Feasibility Study*
    Financial Assistance Benefits
• Blindness and Catastrophic Disability Pensions                   Other State Benefits
• New Jersey Property Tax Deduction                            •   BG William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
• New Jersey Property Tax Exemption                            •   Military Honors
                                                               •   Veterans Service Officer State Wide Network
    OEF/OIF Initiative*                                        •   NJ Service Medals / Replacement of Medals
•   OEF/OIF Veteran Business Re-Start Grant                    •   Free Fishing and Hunting Licenses
•   OEF/OIF Veteran Emergency Financial Aid Grant              •   No Fee Automobile Registration
•   OEF/OIF Subsistence Grant-VA Claim Pending                 •   Free State Parks Admission
•   Outreach Campaign                                          •   Pro Bono Legal Assistance*
•   PTSD/TBI Benchmark Study for Deploying Troops                  * New in FY08
•   Veteran Services Transportation Subsidy
                                                                    N J Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
    Education Benefits                                                              P.O. Box 340
• Operation Recognition: High School Diplomas for                              Trenton, NJ 08625-0340
• State Approving Agency
• POW and MIA Tuition Benefits                                   
• War Orphans Tuition Assistance
• Vietnam Veterans Tuition Credit Program                          Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs: Stephen Abel
• New Jersey National Guard Educational Benefits                   Phone: 609-530-7045
    Employment Benefits                                            National Guard TAA: Joseph Nyzio
• Veterans Civil Service Preference And Pension Status             Phone: 609-530-6857
• Helmets to Hard Hats                                             Email:

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                                           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                                             TC: Lou Helwig
• World War II and Korean Veterans High School                            Phone: 505-827-6356
  Diploma                                                                 Email:
• Veterans Education and Training Services                                Secretary: John Garcia
                                                                          Phone: 505-827-7365
    Other State Benefits                                                  National Guard TAA: Harry Sanchez
•   Children of Deceased Veterans                                         Phone: 505-271-7191
•   Commitment of Incompetent Veteran                                     Email:
•   Disabled Veterans Hunting and Fishing License
•   Veterans’ License Plates
•   The Patriot Plate
•   Veteran’s Military Honors
•   Veterans Transportation Service
•   Native American Outreach Services

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                                              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
                                                                           1-888-VETS NYC (1-888-838-7697)
    Financial Assistance Benefits
•   Property Tax Exemption                                       
•   Civil Service Credit Preference
•   Burial and Headstone
•   Auto Registration
•   New York State Blind Annuity
                                                                           TC: Chris Stirling
                                                                           Phone: 518-486-3720
    Employment Benefits
• Disabled Veterans Civil Service Preference
                                                                           State Director: James D. McDonough Jr
• Employment and Training
                                                                           Phone: 518-474-6114
• Re-Employment
                                                                           National Guard TAA: Eugene Murphy
    Education Benefits                                                     Phone: 518-786-4678
•   Veterans Tuition Award                                                 Email:
•   Awards for Children of Veterans
•   Military Service Recognition Scholarship
•   Vocational Rehabilitation

    Other State Benefits
• Licenses and Permits
• Voter Registration

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                                   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
                                                                             TC: Wayne Peedin
    Employment Benefits                                                      Phone: 919-733-3851
• Employment Preference                                                      Email:
                                                                             Assistant Secretary: Charles Smith
    Education Benefits                                                       Phone: 919-733-3851
• Scholarships
                                                                             National Guard TAA: Andrew L. Jackson
                                                                             Phone: 919-664-6573
    Other State Benefits                                                     800-621-4136 x 6573
•   Guardians                                                                Email:
•   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

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                                       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                                                   Commissioner: Lonnie Wangen
• Loan Program                                                     Toll Free: 1-866-634-8387
 Education Benefits                                                Email:
• Tuition Waiver
                                                                   TC: Thomas Sumers
 Property Tax Exemptions                                           Phone: 701-451-4644
• Certain disabled veterans                                        Email:

 Other State Benefits                                              Veterans Benefits Specialist: Gene Kouba
• License Plates                                                   Phone: 701-328-5465
• Transportation                                                   Email:
• State Parks Admission
                                                                   Women Veterans Coordinator: Betty Helmer
                                                                   Phone: 701-451-4645

                                                                   National Guard TAA: Marilyn Rohrer
                                                                   Phone: 701-333-3303

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North Mariana Islands
P.O. BOX 3416 CK
SAIPAN, MP 96950-3416

Director: Martin C. Sablan
Asst Director: Ruth Coleman
Phone: 670- 664-2650/2651

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    Housing Benefits
• Ohio Veterans Homes                                                    Benefits for 100% Disabled Veterans
                                                                         • Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses
    Financial Benefits                                                   • Free License Plates
•   Compensation and VA Claims Assistance                                • Free Boating Licenses
•   Emergency Financial Assistance                                       • Property Tax Rollback
•   Military Retired Pay is not Taxed by State                           • Free Camping in State Parks
•   Active Duty Pay is not Taxed by State
•   Military Injury Relief Fund
•   Ohio Veterans Home Loan Program                                      Ohio Governor’s Office of Veterans Affairs
                                                                         77 South High Street
    Education Benefits                                                   Columbus, OH 43215
• Ohio War Orphans Scholarship
• H.S. Diploma’s for Korean War, WWII, or Vietnam
• Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program
• KIA Spouse Tuition Waiver
                                                                          State Director: Timothy Espich
    Other State Benefits and Programs                                     Phone: 614-644-0898
•   Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame                                            Email:
•   Benefits Counseling Services                                          National Guard TAA: Terry Dean
•   Medals/Awards and Decorations                                         Phone: 614-336-7349
•   Military Records                                                      Email:
•   Military/Veteran License Plates
•   Free Purple Heart License Plates
•   Transportation to Medical Appointments
•   Updating Your Discharge
•   Veterans Rapid Response Employment Program
•   Patriot Program – Legal Assistance
•   OHIO CARES Mental Health Services
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    Housing Benefits                                                   Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs
•   Seven State Veterans Centers                                       2311 N. Central
•   Domiciliary and Intermediate/Skilled Nursing Care                  Oklahoma City, OK 73105
    Financial Assistance Benefits                            
• War Veterans Financial Assistance Program

    Employment Benefits
• State Veterans Employment Preference                                 TC: Steve Voss
                                                                       Phone: 918-781-7766
    Education Benefits                                                 Email:
• National Guard Tuition Waiver Program                                State Director: Phillip Driskill
                                                                       Phone: 405-521-3684
    Other State Benefits                                               National Guard TAA: Lamar Wilson
• Free Hunting and Fishing Permit for legal residents                  Phone: 405-228-5083
  60% or more Disability                                               Email:
• Reduced Fee Auto Tags
• Tax exemption for 100% Disabled Veterans for sales
  tax, excise tax, and ad valorem tax (Spouse included
  for ad valorem tax only)
• Veterans Service Representatives cover all seventy-
  seven counties
• Claims and Benefits Division with representation in VA

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    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
    Employment Benefits                                             State Director: Jim Willis
                                                                    Phone: 503-373-2388
• Oregon Veterans’ Employment Preference
• Oregon Veterans’ Re-Employment Rights

    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

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    Housing Benefits                                                      Miscellaneous
• State Veterans Homes                                                  • Hunting and fishing license for disabled
    Financial Assistance Benefits                                       • County burial allowances
•   Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus Program                       • Free County grave markers
•   Veterans Emergency Assistance                                       • Special license plate for disabled veterans
•   Real Estate Tax Exemption for certain veterans                        and campaign specific plates
•   Blind Veterans Pension                                              • Free certified copies of birth, death, marriage
•   Paralyzed Veterans Pension                                            and divorce record
•   Military Combat Pay Income Tax Exemption
•   Military Family Relief Program
                                                                        Pennsylvania Bureau For Veterans Affairs
                                                                        Bldg S-0-47, FTIG
    Education Benefits
•   Educational Gratuity                                                Annville, PA 17003
•   Scotland School for Veterans’ Children                              Phone: 1-800-547-2838
•   National Guard Educational Assistance Program             
•   Educational Assistance Program (EAP)
•   Pa State Grants for certain veterans

    Employment Benefits                                               TC: James Butler
• State Civil Service Preference                                      Phone: 717-861-8901
• Veterans Employment Assistance                                      Email:
• Compensation for state active duty pay and allowances               National Guard TAA: Katie Johnson
                                                                      Phone: 717-861-8706
                                                                      National Guard TAA: Nicole M Dudley
                                                                      Phone: 814-248-3674

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         PUERTO RICO


HATO REY, PR 00918-1625

SAN JUAN, PR 00910-1737

Director: Luis Ramos Gonzalez
Phone: (787) 758-5760

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                                    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
                                                                         Associate Director: Daniel Evangelista
                                                                         Phone: 401-462-0350

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                                    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                               TC: Howard Metcalf
• Property Tax Exemption                                             Phone: 803-255-4255
• 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                       Email:
  Revenue and Taxation                                               National Guard TAA: Randall Moon
                                                                     Phone: 803-806-1555
    Employment Benefits
• Veterans Preference
• Veterans Re-Employment Rights

    Education Benefits
• Education Assistance (Fee tuition for certain veteran’s

    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
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                                       SOUTH DAKOTA
  Housing Benefits                                                      Other State Benefits
• Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home                            • Free Certified Copies of Veterans Records
                                                                        • Burial Allowance for Veterans, Wives, or
  Financial Assistance Benefits                                           Widows
• War veterans’ emergency loan program                                  • Headstone Setting Fee
• Property tax exemption for 100% service disabled                      • Special License Plates
  veterans                                                              • Hunting and Fishing Cards for Disabled
• Property tax exemption for certain paraplegic or                        Veterans
  amputee veterans                                                      • Free Admission and Reduced Camping
• Property and Sales tax refunds for certain aged or                      Fees for Veterans
  disabled veterans                                                     • Special Provisions for Handicapped
• South Dakota Veterans Bonuses                                           Hunters

  Education Benefits                                                   South Dakota Department of Military and
• Free tuition for certain veterans at state supported                 Veteran Affairs
  schools                                                              425 East Capitol Avenue
• Free tuition for children of veterans who died while in              Pierre, SD 57501-5070
  service                                                              Phone: (605) 773-3269
• Free Tuition for Dependents of POW’s and MIA’s             
• Reduced Tuition for South Dakota National Guard
• Honorary High School diplomas for WW11, Korea and
                                                                       TC:Steve Oliva
  Vietnam veterans
                                                                       Phone: 605-773-8180
  Employment Benefits                                                  National Guard TAA: Cynthia Porter
• Re-employment rights of public employees                             Phone: 605-737-6669
• Local Veterans employment representatives                            Email:
• Veterans preference                                                  State Director: George Summerside
                                                                       Phone: 605-773-3518
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Housing Benefits                                                         Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs
• State Veterans Homes                                                   215 Eighth Avenue North
• Property Tax Relief (100%)                                             Nashville, TN 37243
Employment Benefits                                            
• Veterans Preference
• Credit for Military Service in State Employment
• Re-Employment Rights of Public Employees
                                                                         TC: Jerry Hill
                                                                         Phone: 615-741-2931
Other State Benefits                                                     Email:
• State Veterans Cemeteries                                              Commissioner: John Keys
• Free License Plates (100%)                                             Phone: 615-741-2930
• Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses (30%)                                Email:
• Motor Vehicle Privilege Tax Exemption (100%)
• Special/Memorial License Plates
• Purple Heart Free License Plate
• No-Fee Registration of Discharges

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    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

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    Housing Benefits                                                          Utah Department of Veteran Affairs
• Property Tax Abatement                                                      PO Box 58897
• Valor House                                                                 550 Foothill Blvd. #202
                                                                              Salt Lake City, UT 84158-0897
    Employment Benefits
                                                                              (801) 326-2372 or 1-800-894-9497
• Veterans Job Representatives
• Veterans Job Preference                                           
• Veterans Hiring Priority
                                                                              TC: Berni Davis
    Education Benefits                                                        Phone: 801-326-2372
• Veterans Upward Bound                                                       Email:
• Tuition Waiver for Purple Heart Recipients                                  State Director: Terry Schow
• Tuition waiver for dependents of service members                            Email:
  killed in the line of duty after 9/11/2001                                  National Guard TAA: Bart Davis
• Honorary High School Diplomas                                               Phone: 801-523-4937
    Other State Benefits
•   Veterans License Plates
•   Utah State Veterans Nursing Home Salt Lake and Ogden
•   Utah State Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park
•   Military Discharge Records
•   Free Use of Armories
•   Fishing License Privileges
•   Special Fun Tags for State Parks
•   Golden Access Passport for National Parks
•   Bus / Trax Reduced Fare Cards
•   Vehicle Registration fee waiver for Purple Heart Recipients
•   Homeless Veterans Fellowship
•   Outreach Services

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 Assistance with VA Benefit Applications, Including                            Vermont Office of Veteran Affairs
 Disability Compensation                                                       118 State St.
• Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs, Montpelier                               Montpelier, Vermont, 05620-4401
• American Legion, VFW, DAV, White River Junction                              (802) 828-3379
                                                                               Toll Free In State (888) 666-9844
 Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans                          
• The Dodge House, Rutland

 Financial Assistance Benefits
• Vermont Veteran Assistance Fund
• Casualty Assistance Fund for families of soldiers killed or
  wounded in the War on Terror

 Employment Assistance                                                        Primary Customer Contacts
• Vermont Department of Labor Career Resource Centers have                    Rhonda Boyce
  dedicated staff to help veterans find employment                            Email:
                                                                              Kevin Lashomb
 Other State Benefits and/or Services                                         Email:
• DD Form 214s to verify military service                                     National Guard TAA: Ronnie La Bounty
• Recognition programs, including medals & vet license plates                 Phone: 802-338-3473
• Free Hunting/Fishing Licenses for 100% disabled veterans                    Email:

 Long Term Care
• Vermont Veteran’s Home, Bennington

 Mortuary Benefits
• Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Randolph Center

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 Housing Benefits                                                             Other State Benefits
                                                                           • Veterans Claims Representation
• Two Veterans Care Centers; additional centers in early
                                                                           • Two State Veterans Cemeteries; 3rd to open in
  planning stages
                                                                             late 2010
• Granting Freedom: home modification program for
                                                                           • State procurement program for Service-
  combat wounded veterans
                                                                             Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
                                                                           • Military and veteran License Plates
 Employment Benefits                                                       • Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Licenses for
• Virginia Employment Services                                               100% disabled veterans
       o Disabled Veterans Outreach Program                                • Military Family Relief Fund (Guard and
       o Local Veterans Employment Representatives                           Reserve)
• Veterans preference in state, local government
• Department of Human Resource Management – assistance
  in finding employment in state government                                Virginia Department of Veterans Services
• Workforce initiatives
                                                                           Office of the Commissioner
                                                                           900 E. Main St. Richmond VA 23219
 Education Benefits
• Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education                     (804) 786-0286
  Program: Tuition and fee waivers for children and spouses      
  of certain deceased service members and disabled
  veterans                                                                  TC: David Harker
• Honorary Diplomas for World War II, Korea, and Vietnam                    Phone: (434)947-2282
  veterans                                                                  Email:
• Tuition assistance (Virginia National Guard)                              National Guard TAA: Dorian Bell
• Over 750 post-secondary education institutions certified                  Phone: 434-298-5315
  for G.I. Bill use                                                         Email:
                                                                            Commissioner: Vincent Burgess
                                                                            Phone: 804-786-0286

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                                          Virgin Islands

 Housing Benefits                                                       OFFICE OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
• Homestead Tax Exemption of $20,000 of the valuation
  of real property
                                                                        1013 ESTATE RICHMOND
• G. I. Loans up to $95,000 at a low interest rate (6%)                 CHRISTIANSTED, ST CROIX VI 00820-4349

 Education Benefits                                                     Director: Justin Harrigan, Sr.
• Tuition free education at public schools and the                      Phone: 340-773-6663
  University of the Virgin Islands for veterans who                     TC: Morris Moorehead
  entered the armed forces while residing in the Virgin                 Phone: 340-773-6663
  Islands                                                               Email:

 Other Benefits
• Free out-patient medical care for service connected
  veterans at the Veterans Administration Community
  Base Clinic
• Decedent's estates and fiduciary relations (Veterans
• Free burial plot in local cemeteries to veterans who are
  residents and entered the armed forces while residing
  in the Virgin Islands
• Up to $2,000 reimbursement to next of kin for burial
  expenses of local veterans who entered the armed
  forces while residing in the Virgin Islands

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    Housing Benefits                                                Other State Benefits
                                                                •   Recording Discharges
•  Homeless Veterans Program
                                                                •   Special Veterans License Plates
•  Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project
                                                                •   Reduced Fishing and Hunting Licenses( DV 30%)
•  Transitional Housing Project for Homeless Veterans
                                                                •   Reduced Public Transportation (DV 40%)
  (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
• 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
•   Re-Employment and Layoff Rights                                 1-800-562-2308
•   Military Retirement Credit                            
•   Local Veterans Employment Representatives
                                                                    TC: Steve Gill
    Education Benefits                                              Phone: 253-966-4285
• Reduced Tuition                                                   Email:
                                                                    State Director: John Lee
                                                                    Phone: 360-725-2152
                                                                    National Guard TAA: Annie DeAndrea
                                                                    Phone: 253-512-8722

                               Updated March 2009, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
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                                        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
 Financial Assistance Benefits
• Veterans Bonus

 Employment Benefits                                                    State Director: Larry Linch
• Veterans Preference                                                   Phone: 304-558-3661
 Education Benefits                                                     National Guard TAA: Lisa Silver
• State War Orphans Education                                           Phone: 304-561-6824
• Veterans Re-Education Act Fund                                        Email:

 Other State Benefits
• Agent Orange Program
• Free License - Automobile
• Free Hunting and Fishing Privileges

                              Updated March 2009, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
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    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                                                TC: Jeffery Johnson
• Employment Assistance Opportunities                                Phone: 608-266-3916
    Education Benefits                                               Secretary: John Scocos
                                                                     Phone: 608-266-1311
•   Wisconsin G. I. Bill for Dependents
                                                                     National Guard TAA: Jeffery Unger
•   Wisconsin G.I. Bill for Veterans
•   Veterans Education (VetEd) Reimbursement Grant                   Phone: 304-561-6824
•   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)

                                Updated March 2009, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
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    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
• Wyoming National Guard 100% State Educational                    Casper, WY 82604
  Assistance Plan                                                  (307) 265-7372 Office
• Operation Recognition (High School Diploma)            

                                                                   TC: Barry Gasdek
                                                                   Phone: 307-265-7372
                                                                   State Director: Larry Barttlebort
                                                                   National Guard TAA: Raymond Barela
                                                                   Phone: 307-772-5163
                              Updated March 2009, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
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         Updated March 2009, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

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