State / Territory Benefits - Territory of Guam
Summary: Guam offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including state employment preferences, tuition assistance, Drivers 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
Tuition Assistance: Tuition Assistance is not available at this time.
Eligibility: Veteran of the Armed Forces
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
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.
Special Vehicle License Plates:
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.
Waiver of Drivers License Fees:
Drivers 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.
Health and Insurance Benefits:
Medical Benefits: Same as Guam government public employee.
Eligibility: National Guard for line-of-duty on State Active Duty.
Injury: Worker's compensation same as for a Guam government employee.
Eligibility: National Guard on active duty.
Death Benefits: Same as a Guam government employee.
Eligibility: A Government of Guam employee on active duty with the National Guard.
Parks and Recreation:
Hunting and Fishing Privileges: Resident hunting and sport fishing licenses are not required. However, regulated species, (pigs, deer, francolin) require a license.
Eligibility: Any person wishing to hunt or fish on Guam.
Military Installations in Guam
U.S. Naval Base Guam: https://www.cnic.navy.mil/guam/
Andersen Air Force Base: http://www.andersen.af.mil/
Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Facilities in Guam
Guam Vet Center:
Hagatna: Guam Vet Center, 222 Chalan Santo Papa Reflection Ctr, Ste 201, 671-472-7160 / 877-927-8387
Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Agana Heights: VA Guam Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 498 Chalan Palayso, 671-475-5760
Veterans Benefits Administration:
Hagatna: Guam Benefits Office, Reflection Center, Suite 202, 222 Chalan Santo Papa St.
Document Review Date: 28 September 2012