State / Territory Benefits - Territory of Guam

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Education Benefits
Employment Benefits
Motor Vehicle Division Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
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Parks and Recreation Benefits
Miscellaneous Benefits
Wounded Warrior Benefits
Survivor Benefits
Army National Guard Benefits
US Army Reserve Benefits
Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Facilities
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Summary: Guam offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including state employment preferences, tuition assistance, Driver's License Waiver, vehicle tags, and hunting and fishing license privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component, and Veteran disability status.

 

Territory Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

 

Territory Taxes: No territory tax advantages offered

Education Benefits: No information available

Employment Benefits:

Guam Government Employment Hiring Preference for Veterans: Veterans receive a 5-point advantage added onto an overall test score for government employment and a 10-point advantage for a Soldier who was wounded in combat.
Eligibility: Military Veteran

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Military Leave: Guam government employee receives 15 days military leave each year. Employee may carry over unused military leave for max of 30 days in any given year.
Eligibility: National Guard Service member.

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Department of Motor Vehicle Benefits:

Veteran License Plates: Plates with the word 'Veteran' and the symbol of each branch of service are available from the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Eligibility: U.S. military Veteran verified through written proof of Veteran status. A fee is required.

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Waiver of Driver's License Fees: Fees for Drivers License are waived for Veterans. Must apply at Guam Veterans Affairs Office for Waiver and then proceed to Division of Motor Vehicles.
Eligibility: U.S. military Veteran verified through written proof of Veteran status.

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Gold Star License Plate: Gold Star License Plates shall only be issued to families on Guam who have lost loved ones engaged in war operation.
Eligibility: Widows and widowers, parents, inclusive of mother, father, stepmother, stepfather and mother through adoption, father through adoption, and foster parents who stood in loco parentis of members of the armed forces.

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Health and Insurance Benefits:

Medical Benefits: Same as Guam government public employee.
Eligibility: National Guard for line-of-duty on State Active Duty.

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Injury: Worker's compensation same as for a Guam government employee.
Eligibility: National Guard on active duty.

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Death Benefits: Same as a Guam government employee.
Eligibility: A Government of Guam employee on active duty with the National Guard.

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Parks and Recreation Benefits: No information available

 

Miscellaneous Benefits: No information available

 

Wounded Warrior Benefits: No information available

Survivor Benefits:

Gold Star License Plate: Gold Star License Plates shall only be issued to families on Guam who have lost loved ones engaged in war operation.
Eligibility: Widows and widowers, parents, inclusive of mother, father, stepmother, stepfather and mother through adoption, father through adoption, and foster parents who stood in loco parentis of members of the armed forces.

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Army National Guard Benefits:

Military Leave: Guam government employee receives 15 days military leave each year. Employee may carry over unused military leave for max of 30 days in any given year.
Eligibility: National Guard Service member.

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Medical Benefits: Same as Guam government public employee.
Eligibility: National Guard for line-of-duty on State Active Duty.

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Injury: Worker's compensation same as for a Guam government employee.
Eligibility: National Guard on active duty.

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Death Benefits: Same as a Guam government employee.
Eligibility: A Government of Guam employee on active duty with the National Guard.

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US Army Reserve Benefits: No information available

 

Military Installations in Guam

Navy
Commander Joint Region Marinas: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/jrm.html

U.S. Naval Base Guam: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/jrm/installations/navbase_guam.html

Air Force
Andersen Air Force Base: http://www.andersen.af.mil/

 

Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Facilities in Guam

Veterans Health Administration

Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Agana Heights: VA Guam Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 498 Chalan Palayso, 671-475-5760

Vet Center:
Hagatna: Guam Vet Center, 222 Chalan Santo Papa Reflection Ctr, Ste 201, 671-472-7160 / 877-927-8387 / Fax: 671-472-7162

Veterans Benefits Administration
Intake Site
Hagatna: Guam Benefits Office, Reflection Center, Suite 202, 222 Chalan Santo Papa St.

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Resources

http://gibill.va.gov/community/links.html

http://gvao.guam.gov/

http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?State=GU&dnum=ALL

http://www.guam.gov/?pg=gov_guam_directory

http://www.dol.guam.gov/

http://www.guam.gov/?pg=military_on_guam

https://www.guamtax.com/about/mvd.html

http://www.govguamdocs.com/revtax/docs/2012_NEWSSC_201209.pdf

 

Document Review Date: 9 September 2013