[Vision2020] State Veteran's Benefits

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Mon May 11 14:25:05 PDT 2015

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State Veteran's Benefits
Everyone knows about the federal benefits available to veterans, but did you know many states also offer great benefits to their veterans? State benefits range from free college and employment resources to free hunting and fishing licenses. Most states also offer tax breaks for their veterans and specialized license plates, some states even provide their veterans with cash bonuses just for serving in the military.
We have compiled a handy summary of the benefits each state and territory offers, each summary page also has a link directly to the  specific State Department of Veterans Affairs. Be sure to check it out, there may be a benefit available to you or your family that you didn't know about!
Alabama 	Louisiana	Ohio
Alaska	Maine	Oklahoma
Arizona	Maryland	Oregon
Arkansas	Massachusetts	Pennsylvania
California	Michigan	Rhode Island
Colorado	Minnesota	South Carolina
Connecticut	Mississippi	South Dakota
Delaware	Missouri	Tennessee
Florida	Montana	Texas
Georgia	Nebraska	Utah
Hawaii	Nevada	Vermont
Idaho	New Hampshire	Virginia
Illinois	New Jersey	Washington
Indiana	New Mexico	West Virginia
Iowa	New York	Wisconsin
Kansas	North Carolina	Wyoming
Kentucky	North Dakota	Washington D.C.
U.S. Territories
Guam 	Puerto Rico	Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands


Idaho State Veteran's Benefits
The state of Idaho provides several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of the housing and other State Veteran benefits offered in Idaho.
Housing Benefits
Other State Veteran Benefits
Idaho Veteran Housing Programs
Veterans Homes
The following are Veteran Homes located in Idaho:
Boise Veterans Home
Lewiston Veterans Home
Pocatello Veterans Home
Applicants may be peacetime or wartime veterans, with wartime veterans retaining priority admission status. Applicants must have been discharged under honorable conditions and be a bona fide resident of the state of Idaho. In addition, applicants must be unemployable as a result of age, illness, or disability. Effective July 1, 2000, applicants must apply for and become eligible for Medicaid benefits or must pay the established maximum monthly nursing care charge.

Other Idaho State Veteran Benefits
Idaho State Parks Veterans Pass
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation offers a Veteran's Pass that entitles 100% service-related disabled veterans free Idaho State Park day-use access and one free campsite per overnight stay.
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
The State of Idaho's Cemetery is located on 76.5 acres adjacent to the Dry Creek Cemetery. The site is just North of Hill Road and East of Horseshoe bend Road. The Terteling Company Donated approximately 40 acres in two parcels to the state and the remaining acreage was purchased from Dry Creek Cemetery District. The Cemetery was made possible by a grant from the Veterans Administration State Cemetery Grants Program and has funded 100% of the design, construction and equipment costs.
Visit the Idaho Division of Veterans Services website for more information on any of these programs.

Puerto Rico offers better veterans benefits than Idaho (Esto Perpetua!)

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Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .

"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

"There's room at the top they are telling you still.
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill,
If you want to be like the folks on the hill."

- John Lennon
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