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Summary: The State of Missouri offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including Retired Military Pay and Property Tax Exemptions, State Employment Preferences, Education and Tuition Assistance, Operation Outreach, Special Military Vehicle Tags, as well as Hunting and Fishing License privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component, and Veteran disability status.

State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

State Taxes:

Combat-pay exclusion: Missouri allows a subtraction of all military income received while serving in a combat zone, which is included in federal adjusted gross income and is not otherwise excluded.

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Military Pension Exemption: Beginning January 1, 2016, all military pension income will be tax free. Pension Exemption may be taken on the Form MO-1040, MO-A, Part 3, Section D.

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Spouses of Military Service Members Income Exemption: Spouses who are residents of any other state and reside in Missouri solely because their Spouse is in Missouri on military orders; any income earned is not taxable to Missouri.

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Military Disability Retired Pay: Retirees who entered the military before September 24, 1975, and members receiving disability retirements based on combat injuries or who could receive disability payments from the VA are covered by laws giving disability broad exemption from federal income tax. Most military retired pay based on service-related disabilities also is free from federal income tax, but there is no guarantee of total protection.

VA Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: Not subject to federal or state taxes.

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Military SBP/ RCSBP/RSFPP: The Survivor Benefit Plan is a program offered by the United States government to retired members of the military Service member so that upon the death of the retired Service member, an annuity is provided to a designated person (usually the surviving Spouse) as a replacement for the military retirement pension. Although the annuity does not qualify for the military retirement pension exemption, it does qualify for the public pension exemption and is not taxed. 

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Property Tax Exemption for Total Service-Connected Disabled Prisoners of War: As of January 1, 2011, any citizen of Missouri who is a former Prisoner of War as defined by law, and who has a total service-connected disability, shall be exempt from owing taxes on all real property used as a homestead as defined by law. 573-751-3505

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Personal Property Tax Credit: The Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim gives credit to certain senior citizens and 100 percent disabled individuals for a portion of the real estate taxes or rent paid for the year. The credit is for a maximum of $750 for renters and $1,100 for owners who owned and occupied their home. The actual credit is based on the amount of real estate taxes or rent paid and total household income (taxable and nontaxable). If you rent from a facility that does not pay property taxes, you are not eligible for a Property Tax Credit. Property Tax Credit Qualification Chart 

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Education Benefits:

Wartime Veteran's Survivors Grant Program: This grant is provided annually to Children and Spouses of Veterans whose death or injuries were: a result of combat action or were attributed to an illness that was contracted while serving in combat action, or who became 80% disabled as a result of injuries or accidents sustained in combat action since September 11, 2001. The total number of Veterans that may receive a grant in any year is limited by statute to 25. The Veteran must have been a Missouri resident when first entering the military service or at the time of death or injury. The Missouri Veteran's Commission determines whether the Veteran meets the program's requirements. Download the Wartime Veteran's Survivors Grant Program Application here.
Eligibility: To be eligible, you must meet the following eligibility requirements at the time of application and throughout the period in which you receive the award:

Initial Students   

  • Be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or otherwise lawfully present in the United States.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at least half-time in a participating college or university.
  • Be the Veteran's Spouse at the time of death or injury or the Veteran's Child
  • Be less than 25 years of age if you are the Veteran's Child.
    • You may continue to be eligible through the end of the semester in which you turn 25 OR the receipt of your first bachelor's degree, whichever occurs first.
    • You must have been a dependent of the Veteran at the time of death or injury.
    • Complete and submit all requested eligibility information.

Renewal Students

  • Continue to meet the eligibility requirements for initial students, AND
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the school.

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Tuition Assistance: Tuition Assistance (TA) provides 100% tuition assistance for students with 10 years or less of military service; for students with 10 to 17 years of service it covers 50% of tuition. Tuition is paid at the rate of $245.60 per credit hour. The program covers up to 39 credit hours per year (15 credit hours for fall/15 credit hours for spring/9 credit hours for summer).
Eligibility:
State TA is available to all Army National Guard members and pays for tuition only for schools approved for Missouri State Tuition Assistance. The following are additional requirements to obtain TA:

  1. All Army members MUST APPLY for and exhaust their Federal TA before they will be awarded State TA.
  2. Applicants must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Failure to maintain the grade point average will result in the student being placed on academic probation for the next semester. Should the grade point average remain below the 2.5 level, the student will be denied any further State TA until achieving the required grade point average.
  3. State TA may not be used to obtain a degree in theology or divinity.
  4. State TA may only be used to obtain your first undergraduate degree.
  5. Service members must remain in an active military status for the semester/session for which they are receiving educational assistance. Failure to maintain active status will result in the recoupment of all money awarded for that semester/session.

Requesting State TA Procedures

  1. Applications for State TA with the statement of understanding are hard copy forms and must be filled out by the applicant and submitted to their Commander for signature. The Commander is certifying that the applicant is an active member in good standing.
  2. Complete the State TA Application and Statement of Understanding at the Missouri National Guard website.
  3. In addition to the application and statement of understanding, a copy of the applicant's course schedule and itemized bill must be faxed (573-638-9620) or mailed for processing to the following address:

Office of the Adjutant General
ATTN: JFMO-PER-INC (State TA)
2302 Militia Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101-1203

4.    An official transcript, when applicable, MUST BE MAILED (this cannot be scanned, copied, or faxed) for processing to the address listed above.

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Missouri Returning Heroes Act: The Missouri Returning Heroes Act, established August 28, 2008, provides reduced tuition for certain combat veterans attending public institutions of higher education. The Missouri Returning Heroes Education Act requires Missouri public postsecondary institutions to limit eligible combat veterans' tuition to $50 per credit hour.
Eligibility:

  • U.S. Veteran status
  • Active service in an armed combat zone, as designated by the U.S. Department of Defense, for more than 30 days since Sept. 11, 2001
  • Missouri resident at time of entrance into the military
  • Honorable discharge from military service
  • Enrollment in an undergraduate degree-seeking program

The Returning Heroes Act limits the tuition rate charged to qualifying veterans to $50 per credit hour. If you are attending an institution that measures coursework in clock hours rather than credit hours, your institution will apply a credit hour to clock hour conversion formula to determine the amount of the tuition limitation. The tuition reduction is applied before federal and state student aid has been applied to the tuition amount. Participants must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA per semester. The tuition limitation expires 10 years from the date of your last discharge from service. You may receive the reduced tuition through the end of the tenth year.

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Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children: It is the purpose of this compact to remove barriers to educational success imposed on Children of military Families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by:  

  • Facilitating the timely enrollment of Children of military Families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer of educational records from the previous school district or variations in entrance or age requirements.
  • Facilitating the student placement process through which Children of military Families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing, grading, course content or assessment. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for enrollment, educational programs, and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic and social activities.
  • Facilitating the on-time graduation of Children of military Families.
  • Providing for the promulgation and enforcement of administrative rules implementing the provisions of this compact.
  • Providing for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among member states, schools and military Families under this compact.
  • Promoting coordination between this compact and other compacts affecting military Children.
  • Promoting flexibility and cooperation between the educational system, parents and the student in order to achieve educational success for the student.

Primary Point of Contact:
Dr. Brian Henry, Commissioner, Superintendent, Waynesville R-VI School District
Address: 200 Fleetwood Dr, Waynesville, MO 65583
Email: bhenry@waynesville.k12.mo.us
Phone: 573-842-2097

Robin Coffman, Assistant to the Commissioner of Education
Address: 205 Jefferson St, Jefferson City, MO 65583
Email: robin.coffman@dese.mo.gov
Phone: 573-751-7601

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Operation Recognition: The Missouri legislature created Operation Recognition in September 2001 to provide honorary high school diplomas for Veterans and civilian prisoners of war (POWs) who left high school before graduation to serve in the military. Veterans and civilian POWs can qualify for the honorary high school diploma regardless of whether they attended public or private schools, and regardless of whether the school still exists or not.
Eligibility:
All civilian POWs who are residents or former residents of the state of Missouri and all honorably discharged Veterans who are residents or former residents of the state of Missouri who served in the United States military and who did not return to school and complete their education after their term of service shall be eligible to receive an honorary diploma. Family members may apply for the honorary diploma on behalf of a deceased Veteran. Candidates must submit an application and a copy of the Veteran's honorable discharge or DD-214 to the Missouri Veterans Commission.  Application forms are available from the commission, veterans' organizations and local school officials.  The Missouri Veterans Commission can be contacted by phone at 573-751-3779.

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Employment Benefits:

Leave for Military Duty: State employees who are members of the National Guard or any of the reserve components of the armed forces of the United States are entitled to leaves of absence from their respective duties without loss of pay or leave, impairment of performance appraisal, or loss of any rights or benefits to which otherwise entitled, for all periods of military service during which they are engaged in the performance of duty under competent orders for a period not to exceed 120 work hours in any federal fiscal year (October 1 through September 30).
Eligibility:
Missouri National Guard and Reserve Service members.

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Military Experience Allowed for Professional License Qualifications:  All professional licensing boards or commissions of the State of Missouri shall accept education, training, or service completed by an individual who is a member of the United States Armed Forces, Reserves, or National Guard toward the qualifications to receive the license or certification upon presentation of satisfactory evidence by an applicant for certification or licensure.

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Professional Licenses for Non-Resident Military Spouses: Any state agency or board that regulates an occupation or profession must establish criteria for the issuance of a temporary courtesy license to a nonresident Spouse of an active duty member of the military who has been transferred to Missouri allowing the Spouse to lawfully practice his or her occupation or profession in this state provided certain qualifications are met. Information on state regulated occupations or professions can be obtained by contacting the Missouri Division of Professional Registration at:

3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
Phone: 573-751-0293
profreg@pr.mo.gov  
http://pr.mo.gov/ 

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Local Veterans Employment Representatives and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program: The Division of Workforce Development has staff throughout the state to specifically assist Veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) facilitate or provide assistance in job placement, accessing needed services, and advocate for Veterans by developing employment opportunities with businesses. Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists provide case management and develop career and job training opportunities for Veterans, with special emphasis on Veterans with service-connected disabilities. Services provided are:

  • Counseling through case management
  • Job Development
  • Testing
  • Transitional assistance to separating Service members
  • Identification of employment and training opportunities and direct referrals to jobs
  • Monitoring job listings from federal contractors to ensure eligible Veterans get priority referrals to these jobs
  • Monitoring Missouri Career Centers to ensure priority of service to Veterans
  • Monitoring federal department and agency vacancy listings
  • Referral screening of complaints from Veterans regarding observance of Veteran's preference in federal hiring to the Director of Employment and Training Service.

If you do not have a job or if you are not working in the occupation you want, contact your local Missouri Career Center at 1-888-728-5627.

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Veterans' Preference with State of Missouri Employment: Missouri Veterans receive five-point preference when testing for any position with the state, with a ten-point preference for a service-connected disabled Veteran. Spouses of eligible Veterans can also qualify for Veterans Preference for State testing.

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Veterans Hiring Preferences (Federal): By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.

5-point Hiring Preference: Five points are added to the examination score or rating of a Veteran who served:

  • During a war; or
  • During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; or
  • For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; or
  • During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992; or
  • For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on August 31, 2010, the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or
  • In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti, qualifies for preference.

10-point Compensable Disability (CP) Preference: Ten points are added to the examination score or rating of:

  • A Veteran who served at any time and who has a compensable service-connected disability rating of at least 10 percent but less than 30 percent.

10-Point 30 Percent Compensable Disability Preference (CPS): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of a Veteran who served at any time and who has a compensable service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

10-Point Disability Preference (XP): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of:

  • A Veteran who served at any time and has a present service-connected disability or is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension from the military or the Department of Veterans Affairs but does not qualify as a CP or CPS; or
  • A Veteran who received a Purple Heart.

10-Point Derived Preference (XP): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of Spouses, Widows, Widowers, or Mothers of Veterans as described below. This type of preference is usually referred to as "derived preference" because it is based on service of a Veteran who is not able to use the preference. Both a Mother and a Spouse (including Widow or Widower) may be entitled to preference on the basis of the same Veteran's service if they both meet the requirements. However, neither may receive preference if the Veteran is living and is qualified for Federal employment.

Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of the Spouse of a disabled Veteran who is disqualified for a Federal position along the general lines of his or her usual occupation because of a service-connected disability. Such a disqualification may be presumed when the Veteran is unemployed and

  • Is rated by appropriate military or Department of Veterans Affairs authorities to be 100 percent disabled and/or unemployable; or
  • Has retired, been separated, or resigned from a civil service position on the basis of a disability that is service-connected in origin; or
  • Has attempted to obtain a civil service position or other position along the lines of his or her usual occupation and has failed to qualify because of a service-connected disability.

Preference may be allowed in other circumstances but anything less than the above warrants a more careful analysis.

A campaign medal holder or Gulf War Veteran who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980, (or began active duty on or after October 14, 1982, and has not previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty) must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty. The 24-month service requirement does not apply to 10-point preference eligible Veterans separated for disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, or to Veterans separated for hardship or other reasons under 10 U.S.C. 1171 or 1173.

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Priority for Qualified Veterans Employment: State agencies, which administer federally funded employment and training programs for Veterans, shall give priority to qualified Veterans and other eligible persons.  

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Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS) Benefits for Veterans: Several benefits are provided to state employees who are Veterans or are deployed. Veterans may be eligible to purchase up to four years of active duty military service credit performed prior to your last becoming a member of MOSERS.   This includes active duty military training.  If you elect to purchase your active duty military service, you must purchase all that you served (total months and days) up to a maximum of four years.

State employees who are called to active duty may receive credit for active duty military service.  They can also continue to have life insurance coverage for one year and long-term disability coverage for one year provided they continue to pay for the coverage.

Brochures for Missouri State Employees' Plans:

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Show Me Heroes Program: Missouri launched the 'Show-Me Heroes' initiative to showcase Missouri businesses that are willing to hire Veterans returning from the world's battlefields. Veterans and members of our National Guard and Reserve possess the degree of training, education, motivation, and character that will prove vital to Missouri's economic future.

Show Me Heroes list the names of every employer who has signed the pledge to hire a Missouri Veteran, and allows Veterans to see the employers in their region who have taken the pledge. In addition, using Missouri Career Source, Veterans will be able to post their resume and employers will be able to connect with Veterans looking for a job.
Eligibility: The Show Me Heroes Program assists the Spouse of an active duty National Guard or Reserve component Service member reservist and active duty United States military personnel to address immediate needs and employment in an attempt to keep the Family from falling into poverty while the primary income earner is on active duty and during the one-year period following discharge from deployment. The program also assists returning National Guard troops or Reserve component Service member reservists and recently separated United States military personnel with finding work in situations where an individual needs to rebuild business clientele or where an individual's job has been eliminated while such individual was deployed, or where the individual otherwise cannot return to his or her previous employment.

Additionally, the Show Me Heroes program showcases Missouri businesses that are willing to hire Veterans returning from the world's battlefields. Veterans and members of our National Guard and Reserve possess the degree of training, education, motivation, and character that will prove vital to Missouri's economic future.  Show Me Heroes list the names of every employer who has signed the pledge to hire a Missouri Veteran, and allows Veterans to see the employers in their region who have taken the pledge.

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Troops to Teachers: The Troops To Teachers (TTT) program seeks to place retiring military personnel and other eligible persons in second careers as public school teachers in elementary, secondary, career and technical, or special education schools. Aims of this program are to relieve teacher shortages, especially in math, science, special education and other high needs subject areas, while also assisting military personnel in making successful transitions to second careers in teaching.

Troops to Teachers registration is open to all Veterans regardless of time in service who have an interest in education in Pre-K public, Charter, Bureau funded and DoDEA as school teachers, resource teachers and non-instructional positions such as  paraprofessionals, teachers aids, counselors, psychologists, school nurses, librarians, media specialists, speech therapists, audiologists, physiotherapists, resource officers, school principals, and vice principals. The Troops To Teachers Getting Started Booklet can be found here. The Troops To Teachers Information/ Registration packet can be found here.

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Unemployment Compensation:

Unemployment Insurance: Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a program designed to provide income to those unemployed due to no fault of their own. 

To be eligible for UI benefit payments, you must:

  • Lose your job through no fault of your own OR quit for good cause related to the work or the employer.
  • Make at least $2,250-at least $1,500 during one of the calendar quarters, and at least $750 during the remainder of the base period-from an insured employer during your base period.
  • AND your total base period wages must be at least 1.5 times your highest quarter wages.
  • OR you must make at least $19,500 during two of the four base period quarters.
  • If your hours were reduced, you may also be eligible for partial unemployment benefits.

To remain eligible:

  • You must report all wages earned each week, even if you won't be paid until later. This includes tips, commissions, bonuses, show-up time, military reserve pay, board, and lodging.
  • You must be able and available for work each week. This means you have no illness, injury, or personal circumstances that would keep you from working.
  • Refusing an offer of work may result in denial of UI benefits.

Phone information for all Regional Claims Centers (RCC):

Jefferson City RCC
573-751-9040
Kansas City RCC
816-889-3101
Springfield RCC
417-895-6851
St. Louis RCC
314-340-4950
All others please call 800-320-2519 

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Free Criminal Background Checks for Homeless Veterans Employment: The Missouri State Highway Patrol, as the designated Missouri State Identification Bureau, will provide at no cost a criminal background check in connection with gaining employment, housing, or any other service on any homeless former member of the armed forces who has been honorably discharged.

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Motor Vehicle Titling & Registration Benefits:

Veterans Identification on Driver's License or State I.D. Card: A Veteran may apply to the Department of Revenue to obtain a state driver's license or identification card showing Veteran designation.
Eligibility:
A Veteran must provide their DD-214 showing a discharge status of "honorable," "general," or "under honorable conditions" or a United States Uniformed Services Identification Card (DD Form 2), that includes a discharge status of "retired" or "reserve retired" and pay the authorized fees for the license or card.

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Military License Plates: The Missouri Department of Revenue offers many different specialty military license plates for your vehicle. To obtain a set of specialty license plates for your vehicle, you must submit a completed Application for Missouri Military Personalized License Plates (Form 4601), and the application fee if required. These forms are available online, at any Missouri license office, or you may request a copy to be sent by mail.

If you are requesting a personalized or specialty military plate you will need to submit proof of your honorable discharge (or active duty status if applicable) and that you have received the necessary military award or decoration that makes you eligible for the particular military plate.

This application process is separate from any regular fees or documents that may be required when you register your vehicle.

Mail to:
Motor Vehicle Bureau
301 West High Street - Room 370
PO Box 569
Jefferson City MO 65105-0569

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Free Disabled Veteran (DV) License Plates: Disabled Veteran specialty license plates are available to eligible applicants at no fee (limit one set per applicant). To qualify for Disabled Veteran specialty license plates, you must be a Missouri resident who has served in and was honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces with a service connected disability documented by the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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Free Former Prisoners of War Plates: Former Prisoner of War (POW) specialty license plates are available to eligible applicants at no fee (limit one set per applicant). To qualify for Former POW specialty license plates, you must be a Missouri resident who has served in and was honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces. Proof of eligibility, such as a POW member card; or a statement from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, no more than six months old, stating you are a former prisoner of war must be provided.

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Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Plates: The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal plate is available for Veterans who show proof of Military Eligibility showing applicant was discharged and received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; or, if applicant is currently serving, proof currently serving and a copy of orders or certificate that shows the applicant was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. The cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal as one of the citations or decorations the applicant received:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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Army Plates: In order to receive the Army license plate, the applicant must submit a copy of his or her military ID card or a notarized statement signed by his or her commanding officer verifying that he or she has served and was honorably discharged or currently serves, and is a member in good standing of the Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserves. The cost is $15.  

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Air Medal Plates: Any person who has been awarded the Air Medal military service award may apply for Air Medal motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. The cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the Air Medal as one of the citations or decorations the applicant received:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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Bronze Star Plates: Any person who has been awarded the Bronze Star military service award may apply for bronze star motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. The cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the Bronze Star medal as one of the citations/decorations the applicant received:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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Bronze Star Valor Plates: Any person who has been awarded the Bronze Star Valor medal may apply for Bronze Star Valor medal motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. The cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the Bronze Star Valor medal as one of the citations/decorations the applicant received:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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Combat Action Badge: Any person who has been awarded the Combat Action Badge may apply for the Combat Action Badge motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. The cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the Combat Action Badge as one of the citations or decorations the applicant received:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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Combat Infantry Badge Plates: Any person who has been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge may apply for the Combat Infantry Badge motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. The cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the Combat Infantry Badge as one of the citations or decorations the applicant received:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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Combat Medic Badge Plates: Any person who has been awarded the Combat Medic Badge may apply for the Combat Medic Badge motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. The cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the Combat Medic Badge as one of the citations or decorations the applicant received:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)  

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Medal of Honor Plates: Any person who has been awarded the Medal of Honor may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle he owns, either solely or jointly, other than commercial vehicles weighing over twelve thousand pounds, as provided in this section. There is no fee. The applicant must be a resident of Missouri and must submit a letter from the United States Veterans Administration verifying the applicant was awarded the Medal of Honor. 

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Gulf War Veteran- Desert Storm and Desert Shield Plates: Any person who served in the military operation known as Desert Storm or Desert Shield and either currently serves in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or was honorably discharged from such service may apply for Desert Storm or Desert Shield motor vehicle license plates, for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. The cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the Southwest Asia Service medal as one of the citations or decorations the applicant received:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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Distinguished Flying Cross Plates: Any person who has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross military service award may apply for Distinguished Flying Cross motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. The cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the Distinguished Flying Cross medal as one of the citations or decorations the applicant received:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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Korean War Veteran: Any person who served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged from such service may apply for special motor vehicle license plates, either solely or jointly, for issuance for any vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds. The applicant must submit proof that he or she served in the Korean War in the form of a copy of the applicant's DD214 form, or Official Discharge Orders from the Armed Service stating he or she is an honorably discharged Veteran of the Korean War. Cost is $15.

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Korea Defense Service Medal: Any person who has been awarded the Korean Defense Service medal may apply for Korea Defense Service Medal motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. The cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the Korea Defense Service Medal as one of the citations or decorations the applicant received:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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Legion of Merit: Any person who has been awarded the Legion of Merit medal may apply for Legion of Merit medal motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. The cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the Legion of Merit medal as one of the citations or decorations the applicant received:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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National Guard: In order to receive the Army National Guard license plate, the applicant must submit a copy of his or her military ID card or a notarized statement signed by his or her commanding officer verifying that he or she has served and was honorably discharged or currently serves, and is a member in good standing of the Army National Guard. The cost is $15.  

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Operation Enduring Freedom: Any person who is serving on active duty or has served in any branch of the United States military, including the reserves or National Guard, during any part of Operation Enduring Freedom and has not been dishonorably discharged may receive special motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. Cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the citations or decorations he or she received for serving in the designated war or conflict:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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Operation Iraqi Freedom: Any person who served in the military operation known as Operation Iraqi Freedom and either currently serves in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or was honorably discharged from such service may apply for Operation Iraqi Freedom motor vehicle license plates, for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. Cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the citations or decorations he or she received for serving in the designated war or conflict:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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Operation Noble Eagle: Any person who is serving or has served in any branch of the United States military, including the reserves or National Guard, during any part of Operation Noble Eagle and has not been dishonorably discharged may receive special motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle such person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. Cost is $15. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the citations or decorations he or she received for serving in the designated war or conflict:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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Pearl Harbor Survivor: Any member of the United States Military Service who was stationed on or within three miles of the Hawaiian Island of Oahu on December 7, 1941, during the enemy attack on Pearl Harbor and other related military installations may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for one vehicle he owns, either solely or jointly, as provided in this section. Pearl Harbor survivor plates issued are transferable only to a Widow or Widower of a Pearl Harbor survivor. Cost is $15. The applicant must submit ONE of the following:

  • A copy of his or her discharge papers issued by the United Sates Armed Forces verifying that he or she served in the United States Military Service on December 7, 1941, and was stationed on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu or other related military installation during the enemy attack;
  • Verification from the United States ARMED FORCES that he or she is a PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR; or
  • A copy of the identification card issued by the Pearl Harbor Association, Inc. verifying that he or she is a Pearl Harbor Survivor.

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Purple Heart Plates: Any person who has been awarded the Purple Heart medal may apply for special motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle he or she owns, either solely or jointly, other than commercial vehicles weighing over twenty-four thousand pounds. There is no specialty plate fee for first set. There is a$15 specialty plate fee for second or subsequent set. The applicant must submit a copy of ONE of the six documents listed below, which must be properly completed, signed, and list the Purple Heart medal as one of the citations or decorations the applicant received:

  • Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (Form WD AGO 53-55);
  • General Orders;
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (Form DD214);
  • Correction To Form DD214 (Form DD215);
  • Official Discharge Orders from the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Report of Separation and Record of Service (Form NGB 22)

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Retired Military Army: Any person who is a retired member of the United States Army, Reserves or National Guard may apply for free retired military motor vehicle license plates for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. There shall be no limit on the number of license plates any person qualified pursuant to this section may obtain so long as each set of license plates issued pursuant to this section is issued for a vehicle owned solely or jointly by such person. Applicants must show proof of honorable retirement, 20 or more years of honorable service, a copy of a military retirement certificate or a copy of a retired military ID card.

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U.S. Veteran Plate: Any person who served in the active military service in a branch of the armed services of the United States and was honorably discharged from such service may apply for special personalized license plates for any vehicle other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The applicant must submit a copy of the applicant's DD214 stating he or she was honorably discharged from the United States Armed Services. Cost is $15.

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Women Veteran Plate: Any woman who currently serves in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or who was honorably discharged from such service may apply for special personalized motor vehicle license plates for any vehicle she owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of eighteen thousand pounds gross weight. The applicant must submit a copy of the applicant's DD214 stating he or she was honorably discharged from the United States Armed Services. Cost is $15.

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Vietnam Veteran: Any person who served in the Vietnam Conflict and either currently serves in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or was honorably discharged from such service may apply for the Vietnam Veteran motor vehicle license plates, for any motor vehicle the person owns, either solely or jointly, other than an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle licensed in excess of twenty-four thousand pounds gross weight. Cost is $15. The applicant must submit proof that he or she was awarded the Vietnam service medal and served in the Vietnam conflict in the form of a copy of the applicant's DD214 form, a notarized statement signed by the applicant's commanding officer verifying the applicant is currently serving in the Armed Forces and is a Vietnam conflict Veteran; or Official Discharge Orders from the Armed Service stating he or she is an honorably discharged Veteran of the Vietnam conflict.

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Click here for a list of additional license plates for Missouri.

Commercial Driver Exam (CDL) Exemptions: Missouri allows active duty military or retired military personnel to complete an application for waiver of skills testing to obtain a commercial driver license. Applicant must have been regularly employed within 90 days prior to waiver application date in a job requiring operation of a commercial motor vehicle and have operated the commercial vehicle for the military for at least 60 days during the 2 years immediately preceding application date. Applicants must still complete the required knowledge examinations for the commercial driver license class being applied for. The application is available on-line or may be faxed upon request or acquired at a local license office.

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Health and Insurance Benefits:

Health Insurance: TRICARE Reserve Select is a premium-based plan, available worldwide for Selected Reserve, (Reserve and National Guard) and their Families who meet the following qualifications:

  • Not on active duty orders
  • Not covered under the Transitional Assistance Management Program
  • Not eligible for or enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program or currently covered under FEHB, either under their own eligibility or through a Family member.

The plan provides comprehensive health care coverage when you're not activated and covered by active duty TRICARE benefits.

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Veterans Affairs Life Insurance: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides valuable life insurance benefits to Veterans, Active and Reserve Component Service members and their Families to provide financial security given the extraordinary risks involved in military Service. The VA provides the following life insurance benefit programs:

  • Service Member's Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
  • Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI)
  • Family Members Group Life Insurance (FSGLI)
  • Service Members Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Projection (TSGLI)
  • Service-Disabled Veterans Life Insurance (S-DVI)
  • Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI)

Medical Benefits: State Active Duty covered under worker's compensation.
Eligibility:
Missouri National Guard members.

Injury/Death Benefits: State Active Duty under worker's compensation.
Eligibility:
Missouri National Guard members.

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Group Insurance: State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI) is a program that provides group term life insurance exclusively for National Guard members and their dependents. The program is derived from United States Public Law 93-289, May 24, 1974, to encourage persons to join and remain in the National Guard. The State of Missouri offers a program with the following benefits:

  • $1,000 no cost life insurance coverage on Soldiers and Airmen
  • $10,000 to $260,000 additional coverage available for Soldiers and Airmen
  • $5,000 to $155,000 available for Spouses
  • $5,000 to $35,000 available for Children
  • Protection continues until age 70
  • Provides an emergency death benefit up to $25,000 within 24 hours
  • Benefits remain the same and monthly costs does not change when you retire or separate from the National Guard
  • No war, aviation, or terrorism clauses
  • You are protected 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and on or off duty
  • Monthly premiums are payroll deducted for your convenience
  • $40,000 scholarship fund available to a dependent when military member is insured for $100,000 of qualifying coverage and dies in a combat zone or due to an act of terrorism


Eligibility:
Missouri National Guard members and their eligible dependents.

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Parks & Recreation Benefits:

Resident National Guard and Reserve Service Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permits: Reduced cost Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permits are available for Missouri residents who are currently, or have in the previous 12 months, been mobilized and serving on full-time active military duty in the National Guard (federal status) or Reserve forces of the United States to take fish, frogs, mussels, clams, turtles, crayfish, live bait, birds (except turkey), mammals (except deer), and to sell furbearers taken by hunting. Click here for application. Fee $5.00

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Free or Reduced Cost Fishing and Hunting Licenses: Any honorably discharged resident or nonresident Veteran having a service-related disability of 60 percent or greater or who was a prisoner of war during military service, may hunt (but not trap) wildlife-except deer or turkey-without a permit but must carry a certified statement of eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Any member of the U.S. military currently assigned as a patient to a Warrior Transition Brigade, Warrior Transition Unit or a military medical center may hunt (but not trap) wildlife-except deer and turkey-without a permit but must carry orders showing assignment to a Warrior Transition Brigade, Warrior Transition Unit or admissions verification to a military medical center. However:

  • a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit is required for waterfowl, snipe, doves, woodcock and rails
  • a federal duck stamp is required for hunting waterfowl
  • a Conservation Order Permit is required for light geese during the Conservation Order.

Note: Nonresident Veterans who meet the above requirements also can purchase resident permits, for example resident deer or turkey hunting permits.

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Camping Discounts: A $2 per night camping discount is available year-round for senior citizens (65 years and older) and persons with disabilities. This discount should be asked for at the time of fee payment.
Eligibility:
Disability Discount -- state-issued disabled hang tag; disabled vehicle license plate; federal Golden Access Passport or America the Beautiful - Access Pass; formal letter from the Social Security Administration or Veteran's Administration. Senior Citizen Discount -- proof of age (65 years or older) such as a valid driver's license or state identification card.

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Miscellaneous Benefits:

Homeless Veterans Benefits: Every VA Medical Center in Missouri has a Homeless Veterans Coordinator. The Homeless Coordinator provides information about the services for homeless Veterans through the Veterans Health Administration. Services include outreach, case management, referrals to benefits counselors, linkage to health care, and housing assistance. Each facility is unique and services vary among each medical center. Homeless Veterans in need of assistance after hours when the Homeless Coordinator is unavailable, should contact the VA medical center's emergency room. All VA medical centers can provide referrals to emergency shelter services.

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Free Parking for Certain Veterans: Upon the approval of a local authority's governing body, a Veteran displaying a Medal of Honor, Prisoner of War, Silver Star, or Purple Heart specialty license plate may park his or her motor vehicle without charge in a metered parking space within the authority's jurisdiction if it is less than 6,000 pounds gross weight. A Veteran who has been awarded the Bronze Star may apply to the Director of the Department of Revenue for a windshield placard which will allow him or her to also park without charge in a metered parking space if the placard is hung from the front, middle rearview mirror or displayed on the dashboard on the driver's side if there is no rearview mirror. Use the DOR Form 4601 to apply for the Bronze Star Placard.  

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Missouri Veterans Homes: Seven skilled nursing homes are located throughout Missouri, providing three levels of skilled nursing care at minimal cost to the Veteran. Under the management of Missouri Veterans Commission, these homes are located in Cameron, Warrensburg, Mexico, St. Louis, St. James, Cape Girardeau, and Mt. Vernon.
Eligibility:
To be eligible for admission to a Missouri Veterans Home, a Veteran during his or her lifetime must have lived in Missouri for 180 days, meet the criteria for Veteran status established by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and require institutional health care services.

Eligibility and admission decisions are made by a team comprised of the Administrator, Physician, Director of Nursing, Social Worker, Veterans Service Officer, and other professionals as needed.

  • Veteran must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable
  • The Veteran must have been a resident of the State of Missouri for at least 180 days at some point in his/her life
  • The Veteran must have documentation from a physician that he/she needs skilled nursing home care
  • The Veteran's health condition must be such that the Home has the resources to care for him. The final decision for admission is determined by a healthcare team comprised of the Administrator, Physician, Director of Nursing, Social Worker and other professionals as needed.

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State Veterans Cemeteries: Missouri Veterans Commission currently operates five State Veterans Cemeteries, one each in Springfield, Higginsville, Bloomfield, Jacksonville, and Ft. Leonard Wood. The Missouri Veterans Commission provides the following benefits at no cost to Veterans, their Spouses, and eligible dependent Children.

  • Opening and closing of the grave
  • A concrete grave liner if a vault is not provided by the Family
  • Upright granite headstone
  • Perpetual care
  • Full military honors for the Veteran
  • Those who choose cremation have the choice of in-ground burial or placement within a columbarium niche

Eligibility: Pre-certification applicationThe eligibility criteria are the same as that for a national cemetery:

  • The Veteran must have been discharged from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable and have completed the required period of service as required by law.
  • Death of the Veteran occurred while on active duty.
  • After 7 September 1980 for enlisted and after 16 October 1981 for officers, the individual must have served 24 consecutive months on active duty or the full period for which called to active duty.
  • Reservists or members of the National Guard who are eligible for retired pay as a result of 20 years creditable service are entitled to interment in a Missouri State Veterans Cemetery. Reservists and members of the National Guard who are called to active duty by Presidential Executive Order and who satisfactorily complete the period for which they are called to duty are also eligible.
  • There is no residency requirement for interment in a Missouri Veterans Cemetery.
  • U.S. Citizens who served in the armed forces of a government allied with the United States during wartime may also be eligible.

NOTE: Former Spouses whose marriage to an eligible Veteran was terminated by divorce are not eligible for burial in a Missouri Veterans cemetery.

NOTE: Any Veteran convicted of a federal or state capital crime is barred from burial in a Missouri State Veterans Cemetery. This prohibition also includes those Veterans who commit capital crimes but avoid conviction due to death or flight.

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Missouri Military Family Relief Fund: The Missouri Military Family Relief Fund (MMFRF) provides emergency financial assistance to qualified military members and their Families. The fund is established to make Quality of Life and Medical Based Grants (QLMBG) during periods of financial hardship. This fund is available for members and Families of the Missouri National Guard and to Missouri resident members and Families of a Reserve Component who have been called to active duty as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks for 30 consecutive days or more.
Eligibility:

  • Be a Missouri National Guard or a Missouri resident Reserve Component member
  • Hold a rank from E-1 up to O-3 or W-2.
  • Have been on Title 10 or Title 32 orders as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks for 30 consecutive days or more
  • Have been off Title 10 or Title 32 orders as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks for 24 months or less
  • Have not received a previous grant from this fund within the last 12 months
  • Not have a situation that requires a monetary resolution in less than a week

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The Missouri Veterans Award Program: The Missouri Veterans Recognition Program traces its roots to an April 23, 1919 Act of the Missouri General Assembly. This act authorized the Missouri National Guard Adjutant General to procure and present, as a token of the appreciation of the state, a medal to each member of the National Guard of Missouri who served with a Missouri unit and Veterans who served in the armed forces during the Spanish American War, Mexican Border Service or World War I.

More recently the State of Missouri has authorized the award of the World War II Award, the Jubilee of Liberty Award for Veterans that participated in the Normandy Invasion, the Korean War Award and the Vietnam War Award.
Eligibility:

  • Veteran served on active duty in the United States military at any time during the period;
    • World War II,  December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
    • Jubilee of Liberty, June 6, 1944 to September 30, 1944
    • Korean War, June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
    • Vietnam War, February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
  • Veteran was honorably separated or discharged from military service, is still in active service in honorable status, or was in active service in honorable status at the time of death
  • Veteran is a legal resident of Missouri at the time of application, or was a legal resident at the time he or she entered or was discharged from military service or at the time of his or her death.
  • A medal, a medallion, and a certificate shall be awarded regardless of whether or not such Veteran served within the United States or a foreign country during the time specified for the specific award.

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Missouri Veterans Women Veterans Initiative: The Missouri Veterans Commission is dedicated to finding all women Veterans, past, present and future. It has appointed a women Veterans coordinator and her mission is to ensure that Missouri women Veterans have equitable access to federal and state Veteran's services and to ensure women Veterans are aware of their VA benefits; who to contact; and how to apply for these benefits.

Women Veterans have unique issues that need to be addressed and they need a contact person who can give them guidance in the right direction for assistance. Some of those issues are:

  • Sexual Trauma Counseling & Care
  • Homeless women Veterans with Children
  • Women's health care, including breast cancer, osteoporosis and PTSD
  • Injured W/V returning from war were primary care givers, now who takes care of the Family/Children
  • Gender specific disability claim (military & VA disabilities)

A full continuum of comprehensive medical services including health promotion and disease prevention, primary care, women's gender-specific health care; e.g., hormone replacement therapy, breast and gynecological care, maternity and limited infertility (excluding in-vitro fertilization), acute medical/surgical, telephone triage, emergency and substance abuse treatment, mental health, domiciliary, rehabilitation and long term care. VA researchers at many VA facilities also conduct medical research on women's health.

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Military Installations in Missouri

Please see the Missouri Resource Locator for additional information

Active Duty

Army
Fort Leonard Wood

Air Force
Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB)

National Guard
Missouri Army National Guard

Missouri Air National Guard

139th Airlift Wing

131st Bomb Wing

United States Army Reserve
88th Regional Support Command (RSC)

Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Facilities in Missouri:

Veterans Health Administration
VA Health Care System - 800-228-5459
Saint Louis: VA St. Louis Health Care System, John Cochran Division, 915 North Grand Blvd, 314-652-4100, Jefferson Barracks Division, 1 Jefferson Barracks Dr, 314-652-4100

VA Medical Center
Columbia: Harry S. Truman Memorial, 800 Hospital Dr, 573-814-6000
Kansas City: Kansas City VA Medical Center, 4801 Linwood Blvd, 816-861-4700
Poplar Bluff: John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, 1500 North Westwood Blvd, 573-686-4151 / 888-557-8262
St. Louis: St. Louis VA Medical Center - Jefferson Barracks Division, 1 Jefferson Barracks Dr, 314-652-4100 / 800-228-5459
St. Louis: St. Louis VA Medical Center - John Cochran Division, 915 North Grand Blvd, 314-652-4100 / 800-228-5459

Outpatient Clinic
Platte City: Platte City, 2303 Higgins Suite F, 800-952-8387 x59141

Community Based Outpatient Clinics
Belton: Belton CBOC, 209 Cunningham Industrial Parkway, 816-922-2161 / Fax: 816-922-4690
Branson: Branson OPC, 5571 N Gretna Rd, 417-243-2300 / Fax: 417-243-2390
Cameron: Cameron Clinic, 1111 Euclid Dr. 816-922-2500 x54251
Cape Girardeau: Cape Girardeau CBOC Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, 3051 William St, 573-339-0909 / Fax: 573-339-5940
Excelsior Springs: Excelsior Springs CBOC, 197 McCleary Rd, 816-922-2970 / 816-861-4700 x52970
Farmington: Farmington CBOC, 1580 W. Columbia St, 573-760-1365 / Fax: 573-760-0354
Florissant: St. Louis CBOC, 6854 Parker Rd, 314-286-6988 / Fax: 314-868-2561
Jefferson City: Jefferson City VA CBOC, 2707 W Edgewood Dr, 573-635-0233
Kansas City: Honor Annex, 4251 Northern Ave, 816-861-4700
Kansas City: Mobile Medical Unit, 4801 Linwood Blvd, 816-861-4700 x52977 / 800-525-1483 x52977
Kirksville: Kirksville VA CBOC/North East Missouri Health Council, 1510 North Crown Dr, 660-627-8387
Marshfield: Marshfield VA Clinic, 1240 Banning St, 417-468-1963 / Fax: 417-468-2736
Mexico: Mexico VA Clinic, 3460 South Clark St, 573-581-9630
Mt Vernon: Gene Taylor CBOC, 600 N Main, 417-466-4000 / Fax: 417-466-0184
Nevada: Nevada CBOC, 322 S. Prewitt, 417-448-8905
O'Fallon: St. Charles CBOC, 844 Waterbury Falls Dr, 314-286-6988 / Fax: 314-289-6360
Osage Beach: Lake of the Ozarks Clinic, 940 Executive Dr, 573-302-7890
Salem: Salem Clinic, Hwy 72 North, 573-729-6626
Sedalia: Sedalia VA Clinic, 3320 West 10th St, 660-826-3800
Sikeston: Sikeston Clinic, 903 South Kingshighway, 573-472-2139 / Fax: 573-472-6457
St. James: St. James VA Clinic / Missouri Veterans Home, 207 Matlock Dr, 573-265-0448
St. Louis: Hope Recovery Center VA St. Louis Health Care System, 515 North Jefferson Ave, 314-652-4100 x55500 or 800-228-5459 x55500 / Fax: 314-289-6451
St. Louis: VA St. Louis Health Care System Primary Care Team 1, Manchester Avenue Annex, 4974 Manchester Ave, 314-289-6566 / Fax: 314-289-6364
St. Louis: VA St. Louis Health Care System Primary Care Team 2, Washington Avenue Annex, 2727 Washington Ave, 314-289-7659 / Fax: 314-289-6183
St. Joseph: St. Joseph CBOC, 3302 South Belt Highway, Suite P, 800-952-8387 x56925
Warrensburg: Warrensburg Clinic, 702 E. Young St, 816-922-2500 x54281
Washington: Washington MO CBOC, 1627 A Roy Dr, 314-289-7950 / 800-228-5459 x57950 / Fax: 314-289-7951
Waynesville: Fort Leonard Wood CBOC, 700 GW Lane St, 573-774-2285
West Plains: West Plains Clinic, 1801 E. State Route K, 417-257-2454 / Fax: 417-256-1119

Vet Center - 877-927-8387
Columbia: Columbia Vet Center, 4040 Rangeline St, Suite 105, 573-814-6206 / Fax: 573-814-2608
Kansas City: Kansas City Vet Center, 4800 Main St, Suite 107, 816-753-1866 / Fax: 816-753-2328
Springfield: Springfield, MO Vet Center, 3616 S. Campbell, 417-881-4197 / Fax: 417-881-4932
St. Louis: RCS Midwest District 3 District Office, 2122 Kratky Rd, Suite 130, 314-426-5460 / Fax: 314-426-4725
St. Louis: St Louis Vet Center, 2901 Olive, 314-531-5355 / Fax: 314-533-2796

VISN
Kansas City: VISN 15: VA Heartland Network, 1201 Walnut St, Suite 800, 816-701-3002

Veterans Benefits Administration
Regional Benefit Office
St. Louis: St. Louis Regional Office, 9700 Page Ave, 800-827-1000

Intake Site (Pre-Discharge Claims Assistance)
Fort Leonard Wood: Fort Leonard Wood, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Whiteman AFB: Whiteman Air Force Base, Airman and Family Readiness Center

Records Management Center
St. Louis: VA Records Management Center, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd, Bldg 104, 888-533-4558 / Fax: 314-679-3615

National Cemetery Administration
National Cemetery
Jefferson City: Jefferson City National Cemetery, 1024 East McCarty St, 314-845-8320 / Fax: 314-845-8355
Kansas City: Union Confederate Monument Site, 227 E. 28th Street Terrace, 913-758-4105 / Fax: 913-758-4136
Springfield:  Springfield National Cemetery, 1702 East Seminole St, 417-881-9499 / Fax: 417-881-7862
St. Louis: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Rd, 314-845-8320 / Fax: 314-845-8355

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Missouri Veterans Commission
205 Jefferson Street
12th Floor Jefferson Building
P.O. Drawer 147
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-3779
Toll-Free: 1-866-VET-INFO
Email: movets@mvc.dps.mo.gov
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Resources

http://mvc.dps.mo.gov/

http://www.retirementliving.com/taxes-kansas-new-mexico#MISSOURI

http://mvc.dps.mo.gov/docs/veterans-benefits-guide.pdf

https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

http://dor.mo.gov/pdf/SpecialtyPlateChart.pdf

http://dhe.mo.gov/documents/ParticipatingSchools.pdf

https://labor.mo.gov/sites/labor/files/pubs_forms/MODES-4793-AI.pdf

http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?STATE=MO&dnum=ALL

http://mic3.net/pages/contact/Map/missouri.aspx

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Document Review Date: 23 November 2016