State / Territory Benefits - Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Department of Driver Services (DDS) Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Facilities
Summary: Puerto Rico offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including income tax advantages, property tax exemptions, education and tuition assistance, as well as injury and death benefits. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component and Veteran disability status.
Territory Benefit Highlights and Eligibility
Territory Taxes: No information available.
The Puerto Rico National Guard Tuition Assistance Fund (FIGNA) Service Member: Provides funding for Graduate Degree up to 18 credits, per academic year; maximum of $75.00 per credit, and a maximum of $1,350.00 per year, undergraduate or vocational courses, up to 18 credits, maximum of $50.00; or the cost per credit according to the educational institution, whichever is less; and a maximum of $900.00 per year and for M.D. up to a maximum of $1,000.00 annually for two years.
Eligibility: To participate in the State Tuition Assistance program, citizen-Soldiers must be on active member, pay $5.00 monthly.
The Puerto Rico National Guard Tuition Assistance Fund (FIGNA) Dependents: Provides funding for Graduate Degree up to 18 credits, per academic year; maximum of $75.00 per credit, and a maximum of $1,350.00 per year, undergraduate or vocational courses, up to 18 credits, maximum of $50.00; or the cost per credit according to the educational institution, whichever is less; and a maximum of $900.00 per year and for M.D. up to a maximum of $1,000.00 annually for two years.
Eligibility: To participate in the State Tuition Assistance program, dependents or Spouse of active citizen-Soldiers, pay $5.00 monthly. The State Tuition Assistance provides the Spouse for Graduate Degree up to 18 credits, a maximum of $75.00 per credit, +a maximum of $1,350.00 per semester. The State Tuition Assistance provides funding for the Spouses and/or dependents under the age of 25 for Undergraduate or Vocational courses up to a maximum of 18 credits, a maximum of $50.00 per credit, and a maximum of $900.00 per semester, or the cost per credit.
Discounted Auto registration: Puerto Rico National Guard members can benefit from a $35 discounted auto registration fee
Injury/Death Benefits: The Institutional Trust of the PRNG will cover the funeral expenses, or three thousand dollars ($3,000), whichever is less.
Eligibility: National Guard members or retired up to age 60
Group Insurance: The Institutional Trust of the PRNG provides free life insurance; $5,000 for individual.
Eligibility: National Guard members or retired up to 60 years old
Workers Compensation: State Active Duty National Guard members receive workers' compensation.
Eligibility: National Guard member.
Annuities: Puerto Rico National Guard retiree members between the ages of 55 and 59 will receive $175 per month.
Eligibility; Retiring Service member who has at least 20 years of honorable service, 16 of which were with the GNPR and submits Letter of application for annuity. (non retroactive).
Funeral Insurance: $3000.00 payable to the person who proves, in writing, that they incurred the cost of the funeral of the insured. Policy to cover the cost ends at age 60.
Eligibility: National Guard Service members or retired members of the GNPR who contributed $5.00 monthly.
National Cemetery: Located in Bayamon serves over 150,000 Veterans in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, the Caribbean Region, and Central and South America. This is the only national cemetery outside of the United States.
Eligibility: Service members who die on active duty, Veterans, and their eligible Spouses and dependent Children.
Veterans Health Administration
VA Health Care System
San Juan: VA Caribbean Healthcare System, 10 Casia St, 787-641-7582 / 800-449-8729
Mayaguez: Mayaguez OPC, Avenida Hostos #345, 787-265-8805 / Fax: 787-265-8825
Ponce: Ponce OPC, Paseo Del Veterano #1010, 787-812-3030 / Fax: 787-651-4317
Utuado: Utuado VA Rural Outpatient Clinic, Isaac Gonzalez St, 787-522-2650
Community Based Outpatient Clinics
Arecibo: Arecibo CBOC, Victor Rojas II / Zona Industrial Carr.129, 787-641-7582 x28699 / 800-449-8729 x28678 / Fax: 787-816-1824
Comerio: Comerio Rural Outpatient Clinic, 15 De Diego St, 787-522-2660
Guayama: Guayama CBOC, FISA Bldg 1st Fl, Paseo Del Pueblo, km 0.3, lote no 6, 787-866-8775 / Fax: 787-866-8795
Pueblo Ward: Ceiba Community Based Outpatient Clinic, PR-3, Km. 54.9 Lot#3, 800-449-8729 x29001
Vieques: Vieques Rural Outpatient Clinic, Centro Salud Familiar Susana Centeno
Co.Destino Carretera #997, 787-641-7582 x 28601
Vet Center - 877-927-8387
Arecibo: Arecibo Vet Center, 50 Gonzalo Marin St, 787-879-4510 / 877-927-8387 / Fax: 787-879-4944
Ponce: Ponce Vet Center, 35 Mayor Street, Suite 1, 787-841-3260 / Fax: 787-841-3165
Rio Piedras: San Juan Vet Center, Cond. Medical Center Plaza Suite LC 8, 9 & 11, Urb. La Riviera, 787-749-4409 / Fax: 787-749-4416
Veterans Benefits Administration
Regional Benefit Office
Guaynabo: San Juan Regional Office, 50 Carr 165, 800-827-1000
National Cemetery Administration
Bayamon: Puerto Rico National Cemetery, 50 Ave Cementerio Nacional, 787-798-8400 / Fax: 787-785-7281
Military Installation in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Army National Guard - https://www.pr.ngb.army.mil/
Fort AllenTraining Base
- Puerto Rico National Guard Language Center (PRNGLC) - https://www.pr.ngb.army.mil/lc/
Camp Santiago Joint Maneuver Training Center
Document Review Date: 15 August 2014