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          ID                                        WI                    NY
                                SD                                               RI
                  WY                                       MI
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     NV                         NB        IA
                                                     IL   IN OH                NJ
            UT                                                    WV VA        DE
CA                    CO
                                 KS            MO          KY                  MD
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                                                          TN
           AZ     NM                 OK                           SC
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                                                     MS AL      GA
                                TX             LA


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                                          ALABAMA
 Housing Benefits                                        Other State Benefits
                                                     •   Armed Forces Voter Registration and Absentee Voting
• Alabama State Veterans Home Program
                                                     •   Commitment of Incompetent Veteran
                                                     •   Executive, Attestation and Acknowledgment Certification
 Financial Assistance Benefits                       •   Fiduciaries in War Service
• Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions                          •   Fishing License
• Bonus for Southeast Asian War Prisoners            •   Guardianship for Veterans and Minor Dependents
• Exemption of Debts Incurred Pursuant to National   •   Military Leave of Absence
  Housing Act or Veterans' Benefits                  •   Notice of Armed Forces Death
• Military Retiree Income Tax Exemption              •   Official Report of Person Missing, Etc
• Unemployment Compensation                          •   Peace Officers' Credit for Military Service
• Military Combat Pay Income Tax Exemption           •   Public Records
                                                     •   Recording of Discharges
 Employment Benefits                                 •   Validation of Marriage of Divorced Persons
• Job Status and Reemployment Rights                 •   Wills
• Preference in State Classified Employment              Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs
                                                         RSA Plaza, Suite 530
 Veterans Business Benefits                              770 Washington Avenue
• Business and Occupation License                        Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2755
  Exemptions for Disabled Veterans                       334-242-5077
• Business and Occupation License                        http://www.va.state.al.us/
  Exemptions for Veterans of WW II
• Forfeiture of Franchise                                TAA: Dianna Northam
                                                         Phone: 334-270-2990
 Education Benefits                                      E-mail: Dianna.j.northam@al.ngb.army.mil
• G. I. Dependents' Scholarship Program                  State Director: Clyde Marsh
                                                         Phone: 334-242-5077
                                                         e-mail: clyde.marsh@va.alabama.gov




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                                               ALASKA
    Housing Benefits                                   Alaska Department of Military &
• Veterans Land Discount/Purchase Preference           Veterans Affairs
• Property Tax Exemptions                              PO Box 5800 Camp Denali Fort
• Veterans Housing and Residential Loans
                                                       Richardson, AK 99505-5800
                                                       907-428-6016
    Employment Benefits
• Employment Preference Rights                         907-428-6019 Fax
• Veterans Employment Services                         www.ak-prepared.com/vetaffairs
• Affirmative Action Plan

                                                       TAA: Debra French
    Education Benefits
                                                       Phone:907-428-6688
• Free Tuition for Spouse or Dependent of Armed
                                                       Email: debra.french@us.army.mil
  Services Member
                                                       State Director: Jerry Beale
• High School Diplomas
                                                       Phone: 907-428-6016
                                                       Email: jerry_beale@ak-prepared.com
    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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                                                    ARIZONA

    Housing Benefits                                            Arizona Department of Veterans Services
• Arizona State Veterans Home                                   3839 North 3rd Street
                                                                Phoenix AZ, 85012
    Financial Assistance Benefits                               602-255-3373
• Tax and License Fee Exemptions
                                                                http://www.azdvs.gov/
• Vehicle License Tax and Registration Fees

    Employment Benefits                                         TAA: Frank J. Sandell
                                                                Phone:602-629-4421
• Employment Preferences
                                                                Email: frank.sandell@us.army.mil
• Professional and Occupational Licenses
                                                                State Director: BG Richard Maxon
    Education Benefits                                          Phone:602-255-3373 X 1
• Tuition and Fees-Deferred Payment
                                                                Email: richard.maxon@azdvs.gov
    Other State Benefits
•   Burial and Headstones
•   Absentee Voting in Elections
•   Recording of Discharges
•   Public Record Certification
•   Credit for Military Service for State Retirement Benefits
•   Hunting and Fishing Licenses
•   Arizona State Parks
•   Special License Plates
•   Transportation




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                                         ARKANSAS

    Housing Benefits                              Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs
• Arkansas Veterans Home                          2200 Fort Roots Dr
                                                  Bldg 65., Room 119
    Financial Assistance Benefits                 North Little Rock, AR 72114
• Homestead and Personal Property Tax Exemption
                                                  501-370-3820
• Gross Receipt of Tax Exemption
• Income Tax Exemption                            http://www.nasdva.com/arkansas.html

    Education Benefits                            TAA: Barbara Lee
• Free Tuition for Spouse, Children of POW        Phone: 501-212-4089
                                                  E-mail: Barbara.lee@ar.ngb.army.mil
                                                  State Director: David Fletcher
    Other State Benefits                          Phone:501-370-3820
•   Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
•   Hunting and Fishing License
•   License Plates
•   Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery




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                                            CALIFORNIA
    Housing Benefits                                              California Department of Veterans Affairs
• Veterans Homes of California                                    1227 O Street
                                                                  Sacramento, CA 95814
    Financial Assistance Benefits                                 1-800-952-5626
• Property Tax Exemptions
                                                                  1-800-221-8998 (Outside California)
• Calvet Farm and Home Loans
• Motor Vehicle Registration Fees Waived                          http://www.cdva.ca.gov/default.asp

    Employment Benefits                                           TAA: Michael O’Brien
• Employment and Unemployment Insurance                           Phone: 916-854-3315
  Assistance                                                      Email: Michael.obrien7@us.army.mil
• Veterans Preference in California Civil Service                 TAA: Nicole Townsend
  Examinations                                                    Phone: 559-454-5129
                                                                  Email: Nicole.townsend1@us.army.mil
    Veterans Business Benefits
• Business License, Tax and Fee Waiver
• Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Opportunities

    Education Benefits
• College Tuition Fee Waivers for Veterans’ Dependents

    Other State Benefits
•   Disabled Veteran License Plates
•   Free License Plates
•   Veterans Claims Representation
•   Fishing and Hunting Licenses
•   State Parks and Recreation Pass
•   State of California Veterans Cemetery
•   Veterans License Plates
•   The California Women Veterans Roster
•   The California Veterans Registry at the California Veterans Memorial
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                                         COLORADO

 Housing Benefits                                     Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs
• State Veterans’ Home                                7465 East 1st Ave Unit C
• State Veterans Nursing Home                         Denver, CO 80230
                                                      303-343-1268
 Financial Assistance Benefits
                                                      http://www.dmva.state.co.us/page/home
• Colorado State Tax Advantage
• Burial Allowance
                                                      TAA: Amy Eagen
 Employment Benefits                                  Phone: 720-250-1173
• Employment Assistance                               Email: amy.eagen@us.army.mil
• Employment Preference                               Acting Director: Richard Hutchison
                                                      Phone: 303-343-1268
 Education Benefits                                   E-Mail:
• Tuition Assistance                                  richard.hutchison@dmva.state.co.us
• 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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                                     CONNECTICUT

  Housing Benefits                             Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs
• Connecticut Veterans’ Home                   287 West Street
• Property Tax Exemptions                      Rocky Hill, CT 06067
                                               860-529-2571
  Financial Assistance Benefits
                                               http://www.ct.gov/ctva/site/default.asp
• The Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Marines’ Fund

  Employment Benefits
• Employment Assistance                        TAA: Dan McHale
                                               Phone: 860-748-0037
  Education Benefits                           Email: Daniel.j.mchale@us.army.mil
• Educational Benefit/Tuition Waivers          Commissioner: Linda Spoonster Schwartz
• High School Diplomas and Veterans of WWII    Phone: 860-721-5891
                                               Email: Linda.schwartz@po.state.ct.us

  Other State Benefits
• Burial in Connecticut’s Veterans’ Cemetery
• Motor Vehicles Waiver
• Retirement




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                                           DELAWARE
    Housing Benefits                                            Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs
• State Veterans Home Fund                                      Robbins Building
                                                                802 Silver Lake Blvd, Suite 100
    Financial Assistance Benefits                               Dover, DE 19904
• Pension Benefits for Paraplegic Veterans                      302-739-2792
• Modifications to Taxable Income                               http://veteransaffairs.delaware.gov/default.shtml
    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: Antonia.davila@state.de.us
• 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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                                              FLORIDA

    Housing Benefits                                       Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs
•   Florida State Veterans’ Homes Program                  4040 Esplanade Way
•   Veterans’ Nursing Homes of Florida                     Suite 152
•   Homestead Exemption (Permanent &Totally Disabled)
                                                           Tallahassee, FL 32399-0950
•   Homestead Exemption (10% to 100% BUT not
    Permanent in nature)                                   727-518-3202
                                                           http://www.floridavets.org/
    Employment Benefits
• Veterans’ Preference in Employment and Retention         TAA: Linda Cononie
                                                           Phone: 904-823-0319
    Education Benefits                                     Email: Linda.cononie@ng.army.mil
•   High School Diploma - Korean War Veterans
•   High School Diploma - WWII Veterans                    Executive Director: LeRoy Collins Jr.
•   Tuition Deferment                                      Phone: 850-487-1533
•   Reduced Tuition for National Guard                     Email: collinsl@fdva.state.fl.us
•   Education for Children Of Deceased Or Disabled
    Florida Veterans

    Other State Benefits
•   Certification of Discharge or Separation
•   Disabled Veteran Identification Card
•   Hunting and Fishing License
•   Motor Vehicle Military License Plates
•   Disabled Veteran Motor Vehicle License Plate
•   Permits/Fees (parking, tolls, building improvements)
•   Homeless Veterans Program
•   Benefits Counseling
•   Commission as a Notary Public

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                                           GEORGIA
    Housing Benefits                                      Other State Benefits
• War Veterans Homes                                  •   Hunting and Fishing Licenses
                                                      •   Veterans Drivers' Licenses
    Financial Assistance Benefits                     •   Honorary Driver's License
•   Exemption from Homestead Tax                      •   Vehicle License Tags
•   Exemption from Sales Tax on Vehicles              •   ID Cards
•   Ad Valorem Tax on Vehicles                        •   Reduced Fees for Disabled Veterans
•   Exemption from State Income Tax                   •   Veterans License Plates
•   Certificate of Exemption                          •   Handicapped Parking
•   Abatement of State Income Taxes                   •   Motor Fuel Service to Handicap
•   Injury and Death Benefits                         •   Guardianship
                                                      •   Vital Statistics
    Employment Benefits                               •   Service Records
•   Employment Preference                             •   Benefits Assistance
•   Employment Assistance                             •   Cemeteries
•   Medical Benefits
•   Group Insurance                                       Georgia Department of Veterans Service
•   Workers Compensation                                  Floyd Veterans Memorial Building Suite E-970
                                                          Atlanta, Georgia 30334-4800
    Education Benefits                                    http://sdvs.georgia.gov/02/sdvs/home/0,2456,
•   Georgia Military Scholarship
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•   Tuition Assistance (Georgia Air National Guard)
•   The National Guard Service Cancelable Loan Fund
•   Georgia HERO Scholarship                              TAA: William Deegan
                                                          Phone: 678-569-6524
                                                          Email: William.deegan@ga.ngb.army.mil
                                                          Commissioner: Pete Wheeler
                                                          Phone: 404-656-2312
                                                          Email: ga.vet.svc@mindspring.com

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                                          HAWAII

  Housing Benefits                             Office of Veterans Services
• Special Housing for Disabled Veterans        459 Patterson Road
                                               E-Wing, Room 1-A103
  Financial Assistance Benefits                Honolulu HI 96819
• Tax Exemptions
                                               Phone: (808) 433-0420
                                               http://www.dod.state.hi.us/ovs/
  Employment Benefits
• Employment and Re-employment
                                               TAA: Susan Baumann
  Other State Benefits                         Phone: 808-672-1250
• Burials                                      Email: susan.baumann@ng.army.mil
• Vital Statistics                             State Director: Edward Cruickshank
• License Plates                               Phone: 808-433-0420
                                               Email: hicruie@vba.va.gov




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                                  IDAHO

 Housing Benefits                     Idaho State Veterans Services
• Veterans Homes                      320 Collins Road
                                      Boise, Idaho, 83702
 Other State Benefits                 Phone: 208-334-3513
• Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
• License Plates                      http://www.idvs.state.id.us/

                                      James O. Vance, Director
                                      Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office
                                      805 W. Franklin
                                      Boise, Idaho 83702
                                      208-334-1645

                                      Tom Ressler
                                      Veterans Services Program Supervisor
                                      805 W. Franklin
                                      Boise, Idaho 83705

                                      TAA: Mary Kelly
                                      Phone: 208-272-4408
                                      Email: mary.kelly3@id.ngb.army.mil
                                      Acting Administrator: David Brasuell
                                      Phone: 208-334-3513
                                      Email: david.brasuell@veterans.idaho.gov




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                                                 ILLINOIS
    Housing Benefits                                     Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
• Specially Adapted Housing                              833 South Spring Street
                                                         P.O. Box 19432
    Financial Assistance Benefits                        Springfield, IL 62794-9432
•   World War II Bonus Payment
•   Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Conflict Bonus      Phone: 217/782-6641
•   Vietnam Veteran Survivors Compensation               http://www.state.il.us/agency/dva/
•   POW Compensation
•   Survivors' Compensation
•   Tax Exemption                                        TAA: Darlene Bertoni
•   Tax Exemption for Mobile Home                        Phone: 217-761-3382
                                                         Email: Darlene.bertoni@il.ngb.army.mil
    Employment Benefits                                  State Director: Tammy Duckworth
• State Government/Employment Preference                 Phone: 217-785-4114
• Jobs for Vets                                          Email: s-ltd@dva.state.il.us

    Education Benefits
•   Educational Opportunities for Children (10-18 Yrs)
•   MIA/POW Scholarship
•   State Approving Agency
•   Veterans' Grant
•   Illinois National Guard Scholarship
•   Children of Veterans Scholarship

    Other State Benefits
• Cartage and Erection Fees
• Graves Registration
• Indigent Veterans
• Camping & Admission Fees
• Hunting and Fishing Privileges
  State Fair
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                                                INDIANA

    Housing Benefits                                    Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs
• The Veterans Home                                     302 W. Washington Street, Room E120
• The Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children's           Indianapolis, IN 46204-2738
  Home                                                  phone: 317-232-3910
                                                        http://www.in.gov/veteran/
    Financial Assistance Benefits
•   Property Tax Abatements                             TAA: Randall Smith
                                                        Phone: 317-247-3300 4020
    Employment Benefits                                 Email: randall.e.smith1@us.army.mil
• Employment Assistance                                 State Director: Tom Applegate
• High School Diploma Program for WWI and WWII          Phone: 317-232-3910
  Veterans
• Remission of Fees (Free Tuition) for the Child(ren)   Email: tapplegate@dva.in.gov
  of a Disabled Veteran

    Other State Benefits
•   County Veterans Service Officers
•   Golden Hoosier Passport
•   Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery
•   Motor Vehicle License Plates
•   Peddlers, Vendors, or Hawkers License
•   Resident Veteran Hunting and Fishing License
•   Vital Documents For Veterans Benefits




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                                              IOWA

Housing Benefits                                     Iowa Department of Veteran Affairs
• Iowa Veterans Home                                 Camp Dodge, Bldg. A6A
                                                     7105 NW 70th Ave.
Financial Assistance Benefits                        Johnston, IA 50131-1824
• Injured Veterans Grant Program                     Phone:(515) 242-5331
                                                     http://www.iowava.org/asp/ContactUs.asp
Education Benefits
• War Orphans Educational Aid
• Operation Recognition High School Diploma          TAA: Billy Foley
                                                     Phone:515-252-4150
Other State Benefits                                 Email: billy.foley@ia.ngb.army.mil
Cold War Recognition Letter                          Executive Director: Patrick Palmersheim
Korean War Service Medal                             Phone: 515-242-5331
Veteran Lifetime Hunting/Fishing License             Email: Patrick.palmersheim@icva.state.ia.us
Presidential Memorial Certificate
The State of Iowa Veterans Cemetery




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                                                 KANSAS
    Housing Benefits                                   Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs
• Home Loans                                           Jayhawk Tower
                                                       700 SW Jackson, Suite 701
    Financial Assistance Benefits                      Topeka, KS 66603-3743
•   Dependents' and Survivors' Benefits
•   Disability Benefits                                Phone: (785) 296-3976
•   Burial Benefits                                    http://www.kcva.org/contact.shtml
•   Prescription Drug Coverage

    Employment Benefits                                TAA: Nathan Gray
• Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment               Phone:785-274-1129
                                                       Email: Nathan.gray2@us.army.mil
                                                       Executive Director: George Webb
    Education Benefits
                                                       Phone: 785-296-3976
• Education and Training
                                                       Email: kcva006@lnk.org
    Other State Benefits
•   Health Care
•   Filing Claims
•   Appealing Claims
•   Medals
•   DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge
    from Active Duty)




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                                             KENTUCKY

    Housing Benefits                              Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs
• State Veterans Long Term Care Facilities        Office of the Commissioner
                                                  111 Louisville Road
    Financial Assistance Benefits                 Frankfort, KY 40601
• New Veterans Loan Program                       Phone: 800-572-6245
                                                  http://www.kdva.net/contactinfo.htm
    Employment Benefits
• Tuition Waiver Program
                                                  TAA: Richard Gooch
    Other State Benefits                          Phone: 502-607-1085
•   Homeless Program                              Email: Richard.w.gooch@us.army.mil
•   Women Veterans Program                        Commissioner: Leslie Beavers
•   Burial Honors                                 Phone: 502-564-9203
•   State Veterans Cemeteries
                                                  Email: les.beavers@ky.gov




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                                          LOUISIANA

    Housing Benefits                                    Louisiana Department of Veteran Affairs
• Louisiana War Veterans Homes                          1885 Wooddale Boulevard
                                                        P. O. Box 94095, Capitol Station
    Employment Benefits                                 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9095
• Military Service Relief Act
• Veterans Civil Service Preference (Employment
                                                        Phone: 225-922-0500
  Preference)                                           http://www.vetaffairs.com/mgmtfinance.html

    Education Benefits
• Dependents Educational Assistance                     TAA: Robert Stiefvater
• National Guard Tuition                                Phone: 318-641-3297
• Veterans Education and Training - State Approving     Email: Robert.stiefvater@us.army.mil
  Agency                                                Secretary: Hunt Downer
                                                        Phone: 225-922-0500
    Other State Benefits                                Email: jstrickland@vetaffairs.com
• 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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                                                  MAINE

    Housing Benefits                                  Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services
• Maine Veterans’ Homes                               Camp Keyes Bldg #7
                                                      117 State House Station
    Financial Assistance Benefits                     Augusta, ME 04333-0117
• Veterans Small Business Loan Program                Phone: 207-626-4464
• Property Tax Exemption                              http://www.maine.gov/dvem/bvs/Augusta.htm
    Employment Benefits
• Veterans Dependents Education Benefits Program      TAA: Wendy J. Moody
                                                      Phone:207-626-4221
    Other State Benefits                              Email: Wendy.moody@us.army.mil
• Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery
• Recreational Licenses                               State Director: Peter Ogden
• Veteran License Plates                              Phone: 207-626-4464
• Claims Representation                               Email: Peter.W.Ogden@maine.gov
• Benefits Available from the Division of Motor
  Vehicles
• Hunting and Fishing License
• State Park Passes




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                                            MARYLAND
    Housing Benefits                                Other State Benefits
                                                •    Veterans Benefit Service Program
• Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
                                                •    State Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Program
                                                •    Maryland Veterans Memorials
    Financial Assistance Benefits               •    Obtaining Copies of Documents
•   Property Tax Exemption                      •    Absentee Voting
•   Military Retired Pay Income Tax Exemption   •    Game Hunting & Fishing Licenses
•   Vessel Excise Tax                           •    Admission to State Parks
•   Death Benefit                               •    Auto Tags
                                                •    Veterans Establishing Businesses
    Employment Benefits                         •    Veterans with Disabilities
• Employers Health Insurance While on
  Temporary Active Duty                             Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs
• Re-Employment
                                                    Federal Building, Room 1231
• Medical and Healthcare Personnel
• Job Placement Assistance                          31 Hopkins Plaza
• Veterans Preference                               Baltimore, MD 21201
• Credit Toward State Employees Retirement          Phone: 800-446-4926
• Unemployment Insurance
                                                    http://www.mdva.state.md.us/html/contact.html
    Education Benefits
• Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship             TAA: Kerry Gehring
• High School Diplomas                              Phone:410-974-7400 x 235
                                                    Email: Kerry.gehring@us.army.mil

                                                    Secretary: George Owings III
                                                    Phone: 410-260-3838
                                                    Email: gowings@mdva.state.md.us



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                                    MASSACHUSETTS
    Housing Benefits                               Department of Veterans’ Services
• Public Assistance                                600 Washington St., Suite 1100
                                                   Boston, MA 02111
    Financial Assistance Benefits                  Phone: 617-210-5480
• Tax Exemptions                                   http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=veteransho
• 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: Michael.ryan12@us.army.mil
•   Operation Recognition                          Secretary: Thomas Kelley
•   Special Commission to Study Higher Education   Phone: 617-210-5765
    Tuition & Fee Waivers for Veterans
                                                   Email: tkelley@vet.state.ma.us
    Massachusetts Recently-Returned Combat
    Veterans
•   Welcome Home Bonus
•   Civil Service and Veterans' Preference
•   Employment Opportunities
•   Education
•   Housing
•   Your Local Veteran’s Agent
•   Yoga for Combat Veterans with PTSD

    Other State Benefits
• Motor Vehicles Benefits
• National Guard and Reserve
• State Benefits for Dependents of a Veteran

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                                              MICHIGAN

  Housing Benefits                               Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
• Grand Rapids Home for Veterans                 Joint Public Affairs Office
• D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans              3411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
• State Veterans Homes Board of Managers
                                                 Lansing, MI 48906
                                                 Phone: 617-210-5480
  Financial Assistance Benefits
• Tuition Grant Procedure Brief                  http://www.michigan.gov/dmva
• Emergency Grants
                                                 TAA: Raymond Ladd
• Michigan National Guard Family Support Funds
                                                 Phone:517-481-8364
                                                 Email:Raymond.ladd@us.army.mil
  Other State Benefits
• Michigan Veterans Programs 2005                Assistant Adjutant General For Veterans: Carol Ann Fausone
• Property Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans      Phone: 517-335-6523
• Automobile License Plates                      Email: fausonec@michigan.gov




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                                        MINNESOTA
    Housing Benefits                         Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
• Homeless Veterans' Initiative              (MDVA),
• Minnesota Veterans’ Homes                  20 West 12th Street, St. Paul, MN 55155-2079
                                             Phone: 651-296-2562
    Employment Benefits                      http://www.mdva.state.mn.us/
• MN Veterans Preference Act

    Education Benefits                       TAA: Allan Jorgensen
                                             Phone:651-282-4667
• Educational Grants
                                             Email: allan.jorgensen@mn.ngb.army.mil
    Other State Benefits                     Commissioner: Clark Dyrud
•   Services Program                         Phone: 651-296-2562
•   Veterans Claims
•   Guardianship Division                    Email: clark.dyrud@state.mn.us
•   Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery
•   Discharge Certificates
•   Bronze Star Grave markers




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                                          MISSISSIPPI
    Housing Benefits                                              Mississippi State Veteran Affairs
• Mississippi Veterans Home Purchase Board                        P.O. Box 5947
• State Veterans Nursing Homes                                    Pearl, MS 39288-5947
                                                                  Phone:(601) 576-4850
    Financial Assistance Benefits                                 http://www.vab.state.ms.us/
• Ad Valorem Tax
• Privilege Tax
                                                                  TAA: Edwin Tudor
    Employment Benefits                                           Phone: 601-313-6162
                                                                  Email: Edwin.tudor@us.army.mil
• Re-Employment
                                                                  Executive Director: Adrian Grice
• Employment Preference
                                                                  Phone: 601-576-4850
• State Retirement
                                                                  Email: grice@vab.state.ms.us
    Education Benefits
• Educational Assistance
• Mississippi Employment Security Commission

    Other State Benefits
•   Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board
•   Administrative Division
•   State Veterans Claims Division
•   State VA Hospital Service Offices
•   State Approving Agency Division
•   Mississippi Department of Archives and History
•   Mississippi State Personnel Board
•   Mississippi Military Department (Army & Air National Guard)
•   County Veterans Service Office
•   County Veterans Service Officers
•   Documents
•   Hunting and Fishing Licenses
•   Vehicle License Plates
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                                           MISSOURI

  Housing Benefits                                    Missouri Veterans Commission
• Missouri Veterans Homes                             205 Jefferson Street
• Property Tax Credits                                12th Floor Jefferson Building
                                                      P.O. Drawer 147
  Financial Assistance Benefits
                                                      Jefferson City, MO 65102
• Tax Exemption for AO Settle Payments
• Vietnam Veterans Survivor Grant Program             Phone: (1-866-838-4636)
                                                      http://www.mvc.dps.mo.gov/
  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: Jeremy.amick@us.army.mil
                                                      Executive Director: Hal Dulle
                                                      Phone: 573-751-3779
  Other State Benefits
• Veterans Service Officers                           Email: hal.dulle@mvc.dps.mo.us
• State Veterans Cemeteries and Homes
• World War II, Korean War and Vietnam Service
  Medal and Medallions
• Free Automobile License Plates
• Free Hunting and Fishing License
  (60% or Service-Connected VA Disability or Former
  POW
• Reduced Cost Hunting and Fishing Permit for
  service members that deployed in the last 12
  months




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                                           MONTANA
 Housing Benefits                                        Montana Department of Military Affairs
• Location and Function of Homes -- Persons Admitted     P.O. Box 4789
• Certain Disabled or Deceased Veterans' Residences      Fort Harrison, MT 59636-4789
  Exempt                                                 Phone: 406-324-3740
                                                         http://dma.mt.gov/mvad/
 Financial Assistance Benefits
• Interment Allowance for Veterans
                                                         TAA: David Lake
 Employment Benefits                                     Phone: 406-324-3257
                                                         Email: david.lake@us.army.mil
• Point Preference in Hiring Veterans
                                                         Administrator: Joe Foster
                                                         Phone: 406-324-3740
 Education Benefits
• Charges for Tuition – Waivers                          Email: jofoster@state.mt.us

  Other State Benefits
• Aid by State, County, and Municipal Officers
• Special Plates for Military Personnel, Veterans, and
  Spouses
• Veterans' Cemetery Fee for Special Veteran License
  Plates
• Vehicle Registration Fee and Veterans' Cemetery Fee
  Waivers
• Veterans' Clubhouse Exemption -- Incompetent
  Veterans' Trusts
• Hunting and Fishing Licenses
• State Veterans' Cemeteries




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                                      NEBRASKA

    Housing Benefits                      Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs
• Property Tax/Homestead Exemption        State Service Office
                                          5631 S. 48 St.
    Financial Assistance Benefits         Lincoln, NE 68516-4103
• Nebraska Veterans' Aid Fund             (402) 420-4021

    Education Benefits                    http://www.vets.state.ne.us/
• Waiver of Tuition

                                          TAA: Bonnie Bessler
    Other State Benefits
                                          Phone: 402-309-7433
•   Game & Parks Commission
                                          Email: bonnie.bessler@us.army.mil
•   Discharges
                                          State Director: John Hilgert
•   Grave Registrations
                                          Phone: 402-471-2458
•   Nebraska Veteran Service Office
                                          Email: jhilgert@notes.ne.us




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                                      NEVADA

    Housing Benefits                       Nevada Office of Veteran Services
• Nevada Veterans Home                     5460 Reno Corporate Dr.
                                           Reno, NV 89511
    Financial Assistance Benefits          (775) 688-1653
• Veterans Tax Exemptions
                                           http://www.veterans.nv.gov/
• Disabled Veteran Tax Exemption

    Employment Benefits                    TAA: Carmen Rank
• Civil Service Preference                 Phone: 775-887-7247
                                           Email: Carmen.rank@us.army.mil
    Other State Benefits                   Executive Director: Timothy Tetz
•   Assistance with Claims                 Phone: 775-688-1653
•   Hunting and Fishing License            Email: tetzt@veterans.nv.gov
•   Guardianship Program
•   Veteran Cemetery Plots
•   Disabled Parking Privileges
•   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
• Bonuses                                         http://www.nh.gov/nhveterans/
• Tax Exemption

    Employment Benefits                           TAA: Lisa Lindskog
                                                  Phone: 603-225-1309
• Employment Preference
                                                  Email: lisa.lindskog@us.army.mil
• Training
                                                  State Director: Mary Morin
                                                  Phone: 603-624-9230
    Education Benefits
• Free Tuition at Vocational-Technical College    Email: mary.morin@vba.va.gov
• Free Tuition for Children of Military Members

    Other State Benefits
•   Burial
•   Veterans Cemetery
•   Claims
•   License Fee Exemption
•   Relief
•   State Park Admission
•   Veterans License Plate




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                                       NEW JERSEY
    Housing Benefits                                       Other State Benefits
•   NJ Veterans Memorial Homes                         •   Replacement of Medals
•   Stand Down Operations                              •   Fishing and Hunting Licenses
•   Veterans Haven                                     •   No Fee Automobile Registration
•   NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency             •   State Parks Admission
                                                       •   Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial
    Financial Assistance Benefits                          Cemetery
• New Jersey Property Tax Deduction
• New Jersey Property Tax Exemption                        New Jersey Department of Military &
                                                           Veterans Affairs
    Employment Benefits                                    P.O. Box 340
• Veterans Preference and Pension Status
                                                           Trenton, NJ 08625-0340
• Veterans Preference for Hiring in New Jersey Civil
  Service                                                  http://www.state.nj.us/military/
• Veterans Status for Civil Service and Pension
• Civil Service Benefits for Veterans Preference
• Employment or Promotion                                  TAA: Joseph Nyzio
                                                           Phone: 609-530-6857
    Education Benefits                                     Email: joseph.nyzio@us.army.mil
• Operation Recognition: High School Diplomas for          Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs: Stephen Abel
  Veterans                                                 Phone: 609-530-7045
• State Approving Agency                                   Email: Stephen.abel@nidmava.state.nj.us
• POW and MIA Tuition Benefits
• War Orphans Tuition Assistance
• Vietnam Veterans Tuition Credit Program
• New Jersey National Guard Educational Benefits




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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
                                                    http://www.dvs.state.nm.us/
    Education Benefits
• Vietnam Veteran Scholarship                       TAA: Harry Sanchez
• World War II and Korean Veterans High School      Phone: 505-271-7191
  Diploma                                           Email: harry.sanchez1@nm.ngb.army.mil
• Veterans Education and Training Services
                                                    Secretary: John Garcia
    Other State Benefits                            Phone: 505-827-7365
•   Children of Deceased Veterans                   Email: johnm.garcia@state.nm.us
•   Commitment of Incompetent Veteran
•   Disabled Veterans Hunting and Fishing License
•   Veterans’ License Plates
•   The Patriot Plate
•   Veteran’s Military Honors
•   Veterans Transportation Service
•   Native American Outreach Services




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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
                                                 http://www.veterans.state.ny.us/index.html
    Financial Assistance Benefits
•   Property Tax Exemption
•   Civil Service Credit Preference              TAA: Eugene Murphy
•   Burial and Headstone                         Phone: 518-786-4678
•   Auto Registration                            Email: Eugene.a.murphy@us.army.mil
•   New York State Blind Annuity                 State Director: George Basher
                                                 Phone: 518-474-6114
    Employment Benefits                          Email: gbasher@veterans.state.ny.us
• Disabled Veterans Civil Service Preference
• Employment and Training
• Re-Employment

    Education Benefits
•   Veterans Tuition Award
•   Awards for Children of Veterans
•   Military Service Recognition Scholarship
•   Vocational Rehabilitation

    Other State Benefits
• Licenses and Permits
• Voter Registration




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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                    http://www.doa.state.nc.us/vets/va.htm
• Income Tax Relief
• Property Tax Relief
                                                     TAA: Andrew Butterworth
    Employment Benefits                              Phone: 919-664-6573
• Employment Preference                              Email: Andrew.butterworth@us.army.mil
                                                     Assistant Secretary: Charles Smith
    Education Benefits                               Phone: 919-733-3851
                                                     Email: Charlie.smith@ncmail.net
• Scholarships

    Other State Benefits
•   Guardians
•   Hunting and Fishing Licenses
•   Auto License Plates
•   Drivers License
•   Handicap Parking Privileges
•   Absentee Registration and Voting
•   Disabled Voters, Primary or General Elections
•   Records
•   Retirement Credit, Military Service, State and
    Participating Local Government Employees




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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                       http://www.nd.gov/veterans/
• Hardship Grant
• Loan Program
                                                     Commissioner: Bob Hanson
 Education Benefits                                  Toll Free: 1-866-634-8387
• Tuition Waiver                                     701-239-7165
                                                     Email: behanson@nd.gov
 Property Tax Exemptions
                                                     Transition Assistance Advisor:
• Certain disabled veterans
                                                     Marilyn Rohrer
                                                     Phone: 701-333-3303
 Other State Benefits
                                                     Email: marilyn.rohrer@us.army.mil
• License Plates
• Transportation
• State Parks Admission




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                                             OHIO
    Housing Benefits                                Ohio Veteran Affairs
• Ohio Veterans Home                                77 South High Street
                                                    Columbus, OH 43215
    Financial Assistance Benefits                   614-644-0898
• Compensation and VA Claims
                                                    http://veteransaffairs.ohio.gov/
• Emergency Financial Assistance

    Education Benefits                              TAA: Terry Dean
• Ohio War Orphans Scholarship                      Phone: 614-336-7349
• H.S. Diploma’s for Korean War, WWII, or Vietnam   Email: terry.w.dean@us.army.mil
  Veterans                                          State Director: Timothy Epsich
                                                    Phone: 614-644-0892
    Other State Benefits                            Email: tespich@gov.state.oh.us
•   Burial Benefits
•   Medals/Awards and Decorations
•   Military Records
•   Military/Veteran License Plates
•   Transportation to Medical Appointments
•   Updating Your Discharge




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                                           OKLAHOMA

    Housing Benefits                          Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs
•   State Veterans Center – Nursing Care      2311 N. Central
    Facilities                                Oklahoma City, OK 73105
                                              405-521-3684
    Financial Assistance Benefits             http://www.ok.gov/ODVA/Contact_Central_Office/
• Tax Exemption
                                              index.html
    Employment Benefits
• Veterans Preference                         TAA: Lamar Wilson
                                              Phone: 405-228-5083
    Other State Benefits                      Email: lamar.h.wilson@us.army.mil
•   Free Hunting and Fishing Permit           State Director: Phillip Driskill
•   Emergency/Disaster Financial Assistance   Phone: 405-521-3684
    Program                                   Email: pdriskill@odva.state.ok.us
•   Reduced Fee Auto Tags
•   Claims and Benefits Division




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                                          OREGON

    Housing Benefits                                Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs
• Oregon Veterans’ Home Loans                       700 Summer St. NE
• Oregon Veterans’ Home                             Salem, Oregon 97301-1285
• Oregon Property Tax Exemption                     800-828-8801
                                                    http://www.oregon.gov/ODVA/
    Financial Assistance Benefits
• Oregon Conservatorship Program
• Oregon Veterans’ Emergency Financial Assistance   TAA: Lucas Wilson
  Program (OVEFAP)                                  Phone: 503-584-2391
                                                    Email: lucas.wilson2@us.army.mil
    Employment Benefits                             State Director: Jim Willis
                                                    Phone: 503-373-2388
• Oregon Veterans’ Employment Preference
• Oregon Veterans’ Re-Employment Rights             Email: willisj@odva.state.or.us

    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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                                       PENNSYLVANIA
    Housing Benefits                                Pennsylvania Bureau For Veterans Affairs
• State Veterans Homes                              Bldg S-0-47, FTIG
                                                    Annville, PA 17003
    Financial Assistance Benefits                   Phone: 1-800-547-2838
•   Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus Program
                                                    http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Military_
•   Veterans Emergency Assistance
•   Real Estate Tax Exemption                       Affairs/DMVA/163.htm
•   Blind Persons Pension
•   Paralyzed Veterans Pension
•   Military Combat Pay Income Tax Exemption        TAA: Bruce Smith
                                                    Phone: 717-861-6992
    Education Benefits                              Email: bruce.smith1@us.army.mil
• Educational Gratuity                              Deputy Adjutant General: Cicil Hengeveld
• Scotland School for Veterans’ Children            Phone: 717-861-8901
                                                    Email: chengeveld@state.pa.us




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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   http://www.dhs.state.ri.us/dhs/dvaoffic.htm

                                              TAA: Steven Usler
                                              Phone: 401-275-4198
                                              Email: Steven.usler@us.army.mil
                                              Associate Director: Daniel Evangelista
                                              Phone: 401-462-0350
                                              Email: devangelista@dhs.ri.gov




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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                                 http://www.govoepp.state.sc.us/va/contact.html
• Income Tax Exemption on Military Retirement Pay
• Property Taxes – Homestead Exemption                      TAA: Randall Moon
• Property Tax Exemption                                    Phone: 803-806-1555
• Tax Exemption for Compensation, Pension, Disability       Email: randall.moon@sc.ngb.army.mil
  Retirement Pay and VA Payments                            State Director: Philip Butler
• Parking Fee Exemption                                     Phone: 803-734-0200
• Active Duty Pay Relevant to SC Department of
  Revenue and Taxation                                      Email: pbutler@oepp.sc.gov

    Employment Benefits
• Veterans Preference
• Veterans Re-Employment Rights

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

    Other State Benefits
• Credit of State Retirement for Military Service
• Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses
• State Parks Totally Disabled Persons
• Special License Plates
• Presentation of the State Flag to Families of Deceased
  Members of the South Carolina National Guard
• Recording of Discharges
• Marriage, Birth, Death, and Divorce Verifications
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                                     SOUTH DAKOTA
    Housing Benefits                                     South Dakota Department of Military and
• State Veterans Homes                                   Veteran Affairs
                                                         425 East Capitol Avenue
    Financial Assistance Benefits                        Pierre, SD 57501-5070
• Emergency Loan Fund for Veterans and Their
                                                         Phone: (605) 773-3269
  Dependents
• Property Tax Exemption for Veterans and Their Widow    http://www.state.sd.us/military/military.html
  or Widower
• Property Tax Refund for Aged and Disabled Persons
• Sales Tax Refund for Certain Elderly and Disabled      TAA: Todd Otterberg
  Persons                                                Phone: 605-737-6669
• South Dakota Veterans Bonuses                          Email: todd.otterberg@us.army.mil
                                                         State Director: Dennis Foell
    Education Benefits                                   Phone: 605-773-3518
• Free Tuition for Veterans                              Email: dennis.foell@state.sd.us
• Free Tuition for Children of Veterans Who Die During
  Service
• Free Tuition for Dependents of POW’s and MIA’s
• Reduced Tuition for South Dakota National Guard
  Members

    Other State Benefits
• Free Certified Copies of Veterans Records
• Burial Allowance for Veterans, Wives, or Widows
• Headstone Setting Fee
• Special License Plates
• Hunting and Fishing Cards for Disabled Veterans
• Free Admission and Reduced Camping Fees for
  Veterans
• Special Provisions for Handicapped Hunters
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                                           TENNESSEE
Housing Benefits                                    Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs
• State Veterans Homes                              215 Eighth Avenue North
• Property Tax Relief                               Nashville, TN 37243
                                                    615-741-6663
Employment Benefits
                                                    http://www.state.tn.us/veteran/
• Veterans Preference
• Credit for Military Service in State Employment
• Re-Employment Rights of Public Employees
                                                    TAA: Mike Charles Goodrich
                                                    Phone: 615-313-3096
Other State Benefits                                Email: charles.goodrich@tn.ngb.army.mil
• State Veterans Cemeteries                         Commissioner: John Keys
• Free License Plates                               Phone: 615-741-2930
• Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses                 Email: john.keys@state.tn.us
• Parking Privileges
• Motor Vehicle Privilege Tax Exemption
• Special/Memorial License Plates
• No-Fee Registration of Discharges




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                                              TEXAS
    Housing Benefits                                     Texas Veterans Commission
• Texas Veterans Land Board Programs                     PO Box 12277
• Texas Veterans Homes                                   Austin, TX 78711-2277
                                                         1-800-252-VETS (8387)
    Financial Assistance Benefits                        http://www.tvc.state.tx.us/
• Tax Exemption for Veterans
• The Hazlewood Act                                      TAA: Elizabeth Sutter
                                                         Phone: 512-633-1850
    Employment Benefits                                  Email: Elizabeth.sutter@us.army.mil
• Veterans Preference                                    TAA: Eva Carwile
                                                         Phone: 512-963-2390
    Other State Benefits                                 Email: eva.carwile@tx.ngb.army.mil
•   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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                                               UTAH
    Housing Benefits                                  Utah Division of Veteran Affairs
• Property Tax Abatement                              550 Foothill Blvd. #202
• Valor House                                         Salt Lake City, UT 84108
                                                      (801) 326-2372
    Employment Benefits
• Veterans Job Representatives                        http://veterans.utah.gov/
• Veterans Job Preference
• Veterans Hiring Priority
                                                      TAA: Bart Davis
    Education Benefits                                Phone: 801-523-4937
• Veterans Upward Bound                               Email: bart.o.davis@us.army.mil
• Tuition Waiver for Purple Heart Recipients          State Director: Terry Schow
                                                      Phone: 801-326-2372
    Other State Benefits                              Email: tschow@utah.gov
•   Driver’s License Privileges
•   Veterans License Plates
•   Disabled License Plates/Windshield Placards
•   Disability Parking Privileges
•   Utah State Division of Veterans Affairs
•   Utah State Veterans Nursing Home
•   Utah State Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park
•   Military Discharge Records
•   Free Use of Armories
•   Fishing License Privileges
•   Special Fun Tags
•   Bus / Trax Reduced Fare Cards
•   Golden Access Passport
•   Community-Based Outpatient Clinics
•   VA Regional Office – Salt Lake City
•   VA Hospital – Salt Lake City
•   Vet Centers
•   Homeless Veterans Fellowship
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                                            VERMONT
    Housing Benefits                                          Vermont Office of Veteran Affairs
• Vermont Veteran’s Home                                      118 State St.
                                                              Montpelier, Vermont, 05620
    Financial Assistance Benefits                             (802) 828-3379
• Financial Assistance Programs                               http://www.va.state.vt.us/
• Vermont War Bonus
                                                              TAA: Ronnie La Bounty
    Employment Benefits                                       Phone: 802-338-3473
• Vermont Employment and Training Assistance                  Email: Ronnie.m.labounty@us.army.mil
                                                              Veterans Services Coordinator: Clayton Clark
    Education Benefits                                        Phone: 802-828-3379
• High School Diplomas for WWII and Korean War Era Veterans
                                                              Email: clayton.clark@state.vt.us
    Other State Benefits
•   Veteran Advocacy
•   Discharge Records
•   Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery
•   Vermont Veterans License Plates
•   Hunting and Fishing Licenses; Green Mountain Pass
•   Vermont Medals




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                                           VIRGINIA

 Housing Benefits                                        Virginia Department of Veterans Services
• Virginia Veterans Care Center                          Office of the Commissioner
                                                         900 E. Main St. Richmond VA 23219
 Employment Benefits                                     (804) 786-0286
• Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
                                                         http://www.dvs.virginia.gov/
• Department of Human Resource Management –
  Veteran Outreach Services
                                                         TAA: Dorian Bell
 Education Benefits                                      Phone: 434-298-5315
• Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education   Email: dorian.m.bell@ng.army.mil
  Program                                                Commissioner: Vincent Burgess
• Honorary Diplomas for World War II Veterans            Phone: 804-786-0286
                                                         Email: vince.burgess@dvs.virginia.gov
 Other State Benefits
• License Plates
• Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Licenses




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                                        WASHINGTON
    Housing Benefits                                        Other State Benefits
                                                        •   Recording Discharges
•  Homeless Veterans Program
                                                        •   Special Veterans License Plates
•  Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project
                                                        •   Reduced Fishing and Hunting Licenses
•  Transitional Housing Project for Homeless Veterans
                                                        •   Reduced Public Transportation
  (opening September, 2007)
                                                        •   Statewide Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program
• State Veterans Homes
                                                        •   Outreach to Underserved Veterans
                                                        •   Special Health Care Services
    Financial Assistance Benefits                       •   Veterans Service Organizations
• Veterans Estate Management Program (Fiduciary)        •   Veterans Conservation Corps
• Property Tax Relief for Eligible Veterans and
  Widows/Widowers
• Defender’s Fund                                           WDVA - Vet Services Center
• Individual Competitive Grant                              1102 Quince St. SE - 1st floor
• County Veterans Assistance Funds                          P.O. Box 41155
                                                            Olympia WA 98504-1155
    Employment Benefits
•   Employment Preference
                                                            360-725-2200
•   Re-Employment and Layoff Rights                         1-800-562-2308 (within WA State only)
•   Military Retirement Credit                              http://www.dva.wa.gov/
•   Local Veterans Employment Representatives
                                                            TAA: Annie DeAndrea
    Education Benefits                                      Phone: 253-512-8722
• Reduced Tuition                                           Email: annie.deandrea@us.army.mil

                                                            State Director: John Lee
                                                            Phone: 360-725-2152
                                                            Email: john@dva.wa.gov



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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
                                                      1-888-838-2332
 Financial Assistance Benefits
• Veterans Bonus                                      http://www.wvs.state.wv.us/va/

 Employment Benefits                                  TAA: Lisa Silver
• Veterans Preference                                 Phone: 304-561-6824
                                                      Email: lisa.silver1@wv.ngb.army.mil
 Education Benefits                                   State Director: Larry Linch
• State War Orphans Education                         Phone: 304-558-3661
• Veterans Re-Education Act Fund                      Email: wvdva@state.wv.us

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




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                                            WISCONSIN
    Housing Benefits                                           Other State Benefits
•   WDVA Home Loan                                         •   Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Wisconsin Veterans
•   WDVA Home Improvement Loan                             •   Military Funeral Honors Program
                                                           •   Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemeteries
    Financial Assistance Benefits                          •   Transportation to VA Medical Appointments
                                                           •   Veterans and Military License Plates
• Assistance to Needy Veterans and Family Members
                                                           •   Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration
• WDVA Personal Loan
• Wisconsin Veterans and Surviving Spouses Property
  Tax Credit
                                                               Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
    Employment Benefits                                        30 W. Mifflin Street
• Transitional Assistance for Veterans Leaving Active          Madison, WI 53703
  Duty                                                         1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387)
• Local Veterans Employment Representatives                    http://dva.state.wi.us/
• Veterans as Apprentices
• Hire Veterans First
• Veterans Preference                                          TAA: Jeffery Unger
• Employment Assistance Opportunities                          Phone: 304-561-6824
                                                               Email: Jeffery.unger1@us.army.mil
    Education Benefits                                         Secretary: John Scocos
                                                               Phone: 304-558-3661
•   Wisconsin G. I. Bill for Dependents
                                                               Email: john.scocos@dva.state.wi.us
•   Wisconsin G.I. Bill for Veterans
•   Veterans Education (VetEd) Reimbursement Grant
•   Entrepreneurial Training
•   Tuition Residency for Wisconsin Veterans
•   Academic Credit for Military Experience (ACME)
•   G.I. Bill Information – State Approving Agency (SAA)
•   Job Retraining Grants
•   Troops to Teachers (TTT)

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                                           WYOMING
    Housing Benefits                                        Other State Benefits
                                                        •   Oregon Trail State Veteran’s Cemetery
• Veterans’ Home of Wyoming
                                                        •   Payment for Burial Details (Honor Guard)
                                                        •   Burial of Indigent Veterans
    Financial Assistance Benefits                       •   Veterans’ Guardianships
• Wyoming Veterans Tax Exemption                        •   Free (Confidential) Recording of Honorable Discharges
• Family Support Grant                                  •   Special Veterans License Plates
                                                        •   Veterans License Plate Service Emblems
    Employment Benefits                                 •   Free Veterans Game and Fishing Licenses
• Wyoming Department of Workforce Services              •   Free Fishing Licenses for Disabled Veterans
• Veterans Preference                                   •   Free State Parks Pass for Disabled Veterans
• Unemployment Insurance                                •   County Veteran Services Officers
• Wyoming Employment Resources Division One-Stop        •   Veteran Commission Newsletter
  Employment Centers                                    •   Wyoming Veterans’ Memorial Museum
• Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)   •   Wyoming Veterans’ Commission

    Education Benefits                                      Wyoming Veterans Commission
• Educational Benefits for War Orphans and Vietnam
                                                            5905 CY Ave
  Veterans
• Wyoming National Guard 100% State Educational             Casper, WY 82604
  Assistance Plan                                           (307) 265-7372 Office
• Operation Recognition (High School Diploma)               http://www.wy.ngb.army.mil/veterans.asp
                                                            TAA: Raymond Barela
                                                            Phone: 307-772-5163
                                                            Email: Raymond.barela@wy.ngb.army.mil

                                                            State Director: Donald Ewing
                                                            Phone: 307-265-7372
                                                            Email: wvac@trib.com

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