State / Territory Benefits - Territory of Guam

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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

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Education Benefits: No information available

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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. \

You are a 5 point preference eligible if your active duty service meets any of the following:

  1. 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
  2. Between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992, OR
  3. For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955 and before October 15, 1976.
  4. In a war, campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized or between April 28, 1952 and July 1, 1955.

You are a 10 point preference eligible if you served at any time, and you:

  1. Have a service connected disability, OR
  2. Received a Purple Heart.

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

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.

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Parks and Recreation Benefits: No information available

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Miscellaneous Benefits: No information available

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Military Installations in Guam

Please see the Guam Resource Locator for additional information

Active Duty 

Navy

Commander Joint Region Marinas  

U.S. Naval Base Guam

Air Force

Andersen Air Force Base

National Guard 

Guam National Guard

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, Reflection Center, 222 Chalan Santo Papa St, Suite 201, 671-472-7161 / 977-927-8387 / Fax: 671-472-7162

Veterans Benefits Administration
Intake Site
Tamuning: Guam Benefits Office, 770 East Sunset Blvd, Suite 165

VA Cemetery

Guam National Cemetery, 490 Chalan Palayso, Agatna Heights, Guam 96910, 671-475-8388 /
Fax: 671-475-8396

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Resources

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

http://gvao.guam.gov/

http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?State=GU

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

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Document Review Date: 24 September 2015