State / Territory Benefits -  Washington

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Summary: Washington offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including property tax exemptions, state employment preferences, education and tuition assistance, 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:

Personal Income Tax: No state personal income tax

Retirement Tax: Not Taxed

Military Disability Retired Pay: Not Taxed

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Property Tax Exemption: Disposable income is used to determine eligibility for certain property tax relief programs. Veterans' disability, dependency and indemnity compensation benefits are NOT included in the calculation of disposable income. (Military retirement pay still has to be included in disposable income.)

The Property Tax Exemption Program freezes the value of your residence, exempts all excess levies, and may exempt a portion of regular levies. This results in: 1) freezing the value of your residence as of January 1, 1995, or January 1 of the initial application year, whichever is later; 2) providing you with a reduction in your property taxes. The assessor will continue to establish the market value of the property; however, you will only be billed for the taxes on the frozen value.
Eligibility: To qualify for the Exemption Program, you must be at least 61 years of age OR disabled OR a disabled Veteran with a 100 percent service-connected disability. (If a Veteran is disabled and unable to work, or at least age 61, the Veteran may still qualify even if he/she is not 100% service connected disabled.) You must also own and occupy your residence and your combined disposable income must be $35,000 or less. (Veterans' disability compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation are not included when calculating disposable income.)

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Property Tax Assistance Program: The purpose of this program is to allow widow and widowers of qualifying Veterans to remain in their homes in spite of rising property taxes. The program will provide funds for the payment of all or a portion of the excess levies and regular property taxes due on the property.
Eligibility: Eligibility is determined by household income, age or disability, and the Spouse's Veteran status at the time of death.

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Education Benefits:

Washington State Education Benefits for Veterans: The State Legislature has authorized state community colleges, colleges and universities to waive 'all or a portion of tuition and fees' for eligible Veterans or National Guard members. Each college or university establishes and operates their own Veterans waiver program so it is best to get in touch with the college or university you plan to attend for details on their program. Click here for a list of colleges and universities.
Eligibility: An eligible Veteran or National Guard member is defined as: "...a Washington domiciliary who was an active or reserve member of the United States military or naval forces, or a National Guard member called to active duty, who served in active Federal service, under either Title 10 or Title 32 of the United States Code, in a war or conflict fought on foreign soil or in international waters or in another location in support of those serving on foreign soil or in international waters, and if discharged from service, has received an honorable discharge." Click here to read the tuition waiver law.

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Education Benefits for Dependents of 100% Disabled Veterans or those who died as a result of military service: The State Legislature requires state universities and state community colleges to waive all undergraduate tuition and fees for Dependents of 100% Disabled Veterans or those who died as a result of military service up to 200 quarter credits or equivalent semester credits. Waivers for graduate credits are encouraged but not required. Fees include all assessments for costs incurred as a condition to a student's full participation in coursework and related activities at an institution of higher education. Click here for a list of colleges and universities.

Eligibility: Eligible dependents are:

  • A Child must be a Washington domiciliary between the age of seventeen and twenty-six to be eligible for the tuition waiver. A Child's marital status does not affect eligibility.
  • A surviving Spouse or surviving domestic partner must be a Washington domiciliary.
    • A surviving Spouse or surviving domestic partner has ten years from the date of the death, total disability, or Federal determination of prisoner of war or missing in action status of the eligible Veteran or National Guard member to receive benefits under the waiver. Upon remarriage or registration in a subsequent domestic partnership, the surviving Spouse or surviving domestic partner is ineligible for the waiver of all tuition and fees.
    • If a death results from total disability, the surviving Spouse has ten years from the date of death in which to receive benefits under the waiver.

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Operation Recognition: In recognition of their outstanding contributions, The Washington State Legislature passed three bills to issues high school diplomas to Veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. "Operation Recognition" is being instituted through individual school districts to award full high school diplomas to qualifying Veterans. This is a small, overdue, gesture of our society's gratitude for the sacrifice these individuals made in the name of freedom.
Eligibility: Veterans who left high school to join the military during WWII, Korea, or Vietnam are eligible to receive a high school diploma if the Veteran:

  • Is an honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States
  • Was scheduled to graduate from high school; and
  • Left high school before graduation to serve in the War

Veterans who received a GED are still eligible to receive a high school diploma. Diplomas can be awarded posthumously.

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Employment Benefits:

Employment Assistance: State employees must be granted military leave with pay not to exceed twenty-one working days during each year, beginning October 1st and ending the following September 30th, in order to report for required military duty, training duty in the Washington National Guard or the Army reserves of the United States or any organized reserve or armed forces of the United States, or to report for drills including those in the National Guard under Title 10 U.S.C., or state active status. The employee is charged military leave only for the days that they are scheduled to work.
Eligibility: State employees on orders for Annual Training, Army National Guard and Reserve Service members.

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Preference in Public Employment: Veterans may receive scoring criteria status in competitive examinations for public employment. The percentage shall be added to the passing mark, grade, or rating of competitive examinations until the Veteran's first appointment. The percentage shall not be utilized in promotional examinations. (1) Ten percent to a Veteran who served during a period of war or in an armed conflict and does not receive military retirement. (2) Five percent to a Veteran who did not serve during a period of war or in an armed conflict or is receiving military retirement. (3) Five percent to a Veteran who was called to active military service for one or more years from employment with the state or any of its political subdivisions or municipal corporations. (4) All Veterans' scoring criteria may be claimed upon release from active military service.
Eligibility: Must be a Veteran with Honorable Discharge.

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Military Service Credit: Washington State Department of Retirement Systems offers military service credit to qualified public employees.1-800-547-6657
Eligibility: Service in the Army, or their Reserve units (including two-week annual training for reservists); or Air National Guard.

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Unemployment Compensation: Unemployment benefits replace some of your regular income and help you meet expenses while you look for a job.

Specific criteria must be met to be eligible for Unemployment benefits:

  • You must be employed for at least 680 hours in your base year in covered employment.
  • Unemployed for reasons that are not your fault. For example, you:
    • Were laid off.
    • Are still working, but your hours were cut back.
    • Were fired for a reason other than misconduct or gross misconduct.
    • Quit for a good-cause reason.
  • Able to and available for work.
  • Actively seeking suitable work.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States and have been authorized to work during your base year.

Everyone's circumstance is unique. The Employment Security Department will decide if you are eligible for unemployment benefits based on the facts about your job loss. Click here for Washington's online Unemployment Insurance Application or to apply by phone, call the claims center at 800-318-6022. Handbook for Unemployed Workers

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http://www.esd.wa.gov/findajob/specialprograms/veterans-services.php

http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/realifelines/stateinfo.htm?state=WA

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Department of Licensing:

Special Vehicle License Plates: Washington Department of Licensing has issued license plates to eligible Veterans with six separate designs, each containing a symbol representing a different branch of the armed forces to include Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and WA National Guard. Purchasers also receive a decal indicating their military status to include: Veteran, Retired, Active Duty, Reserves, Disabled Veteran, Army Guard, Air Guard, Army Retired (for Army National Guard Retirees), Air Retired (For Air National Guard Retirees), Fallen Hero (This decal would be available for an eligible Family member of a military member killed in action.), Family, and Gold Star

The original cost to purchase and Armed Forces plate(s) is $40.00 plus any applicable licensing fees. When the vehicle registration becomes due, owners pay an additional $30.00 to keep the Armed Forces plate on their vehicle, even if you have not had the plate(s) for a full year. $28 from the purchase and renewal of each plate will be directed to the Veterans Stewardship Account and is tax deductible. License Plate Application
Eligibility: You are eligible to purchase a plate at any Vehicle Licensing Office if you are serving or have served at any time in the U.S. Military, active duty or in the Guard or Reserves; A Spouse of a deceased Veteran; or if you are a Family member of those who have served. Service member must provide DD214 when applying for special plates. Veterans rated at 100% disabled must present VA documentation as proof of disability.

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Gold Star Parent Plate: In 2008, the Washington State Legislature approved a license plate for Gold Star Parents. The plates honor parents of military men and women who lost their lives in service to our Country. These plates are not transferable. No special plate fee.
Eligibility: To qualify for Gold Star license plates, you must be certified by the Department of Veterans Affairs as being 1 of the following to a United States armed forces member who died while in the service, or as a result of their service:

  • Widow or widower
  • Birth mother or birth father
  • Stepmother or stepfather
  • Mother or father through adoption
  • Adult who fulfilled the parental role, such as foster parent, kinship care provider, or caretaker relative. (Additional documentation required.)
  • Biological Child
  • Adopted Child

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Vehicle License Plate Service Award Emblems: To honor the Veteran, who shares a common bond through their service and sacrifice to their country and to Washington, any honorably discharged Veteran may obtain an emblem packet which contains one U.S. Veteran emblem, one U.S. Flag Emblem and their choice of campaign ribbon. Emblem packets are available for a cost of $10.00.
Eligibility: Provide copy of DD214 if a Veteran and copy of the orders awarding a campaign ribbon.

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Former Prisoners of War: A qualified prisoner of war may receive an exemption from license fees on one vehicle each year. Special plates are available with a permanent registration to qualified recipients.
Eligibility: Those who qualify for free licensing:

  • Have received an honorable discharge - or received a discharge for physical reasons with an honorable record.
  • Have been captured or incarcerated for more than 29 days by an enemy of the United States during a period of war with the United States
  • Or are the surviving Spouse of a deceased former prisoner of war. A surviving Spouse of a former prisoner of war may be issued a regular or special license plate even if the deceased had not been issued a plate.

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Disabled Veteran Plate: Disabled American Veterans may be exempt from license fees on one vehicle per year. These special plates or tabs are good for the life of the vehicle, but don't grant disabled parking privileges..
Eligibility: To qualify for these special plates, applicants must:

  • Have served in any branch of the armed forces of the United States, Reserves, or National Guard, and
  • Have received both of the following:
    • An honorable discharge or a discharge for medical reasons with an honorable record.
    • A 100% service-connected disability rating from the Veterans Administration or the military service from which the Veteran was discharged.

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Medal of Honor: Washington residents who have received the Congressional Medal of Honor may receive a license plate representing that award. You must submit proof from the Department of Veteran Affairs that you have received the Congressional Medal of Honor. No special plate fee.
Eligibility: In order to obtain the Medal of Honor plate, the Veterans must

  1. Get a letter of eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs verifying that you've received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
  2. Complete a Military License Plate Application.
  3. Mail the completed application and letter of eligibility to:

Vehicle Licensing
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9909
Olympia, WA 98507-8500

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Purple Heart: Any person who was issued the Purple Heart from any branch of the US Armed Forces, including the Merchant Marines, may be issued 1 vehicle license plate indicating that they were injured in one of this nation's wars or conflicts. There is an original plate fee of $27.75 for cars and trucks and a $9.75 fee for motorcycles.
Eligibility: To qualify, you must:

  • Be a Washington resident.
  • Have been wounded in combat during one of this nation's wars or conflicts.
  • Have been awarded the Purple Heart and have documentation of the award, such as a DD214 or other military document.
  • Be an owner, co-owner, lessee, or co-lessee of the vehicle the Purple Heart plates will be issued to.
  • Be a surviving Spouse or domestic partner of a deceased Purple Heart recipient.

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Pearl Harbor Survivor: Washington residents who are Pearl Harbor survivors are eligible to apply for Pearl Harbor Survivor license plates. No special plate fee.
Eligibility: To be eligible for Pearl Harbor Survivor license plates, you must:

  • Be a Washington resident.
  • Have been a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on December 7, 1941.
  • Have been on station on December 7, 1941 during the hours of 7:55 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. (Hawaii time) at Pearl Harbor, the island of Oahu, or offshore at a distance of not more than 3 miles.
  • Have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces, or a discharge for physical or medical reasons with an honorable record. And
  • Be certified as meeting these qualifications by a Washington State charter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

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Armed Forces Plate: There are 6 types of armed forces license plates available: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard, and Navy. There is an original plate fee of $67.75 for cars and trucks, $49.75 fee for motorcycles, and $55.75 fee for trailers.
Eligibility: To qualify for armed forces plates, you must be:

  • A Washington State resident. And
  • At least 1 of the following:
    • A Veteran
    • An active duty military employee
    • A Reservist
    • A member of the Washington National Guard
    • The Spouse of deceased Veteran
    • A Family member of a qualifying Veteran as described above

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Health and Insurance Benefits

Medical Benefits: Medical and hospital coverage equivalent to Worker's Compensation.
Eligibility: Injury occurs while serving on State Active Duty.

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Group Insurance: National Guard Association offers a variety of life, vehicle, medical and dental insurance at low cost.
Eligibility: Member of Army/Air National Guard.

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Workers Compensation: Workers Compensation equivalent to State employees.
Eligibility: Injury occurs while serving on State Active Duty.

Injury/Death Benefits: Workers Compensation equivalent to State employees less any VA payments received.
Eligibility: Injury/Death occurs while serving on State Active Duty.

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Parks and Recreation:

Hunting and Fishing Privileges: Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife offers reduced licensing fees at a cost of half the resident fee.
Eligibility: The following are eligible for a combination fishing license (fresh water, salt water, and shellfish) and/or hunting license(s) at a discounted rate.

Resident qualified disabled Veterans rated 30% service connected or more as verified by VA letter.

  • Resident Veterans 65 years of age or older with a service connected disability as verified by VA letter.
  • Resident who permanently uses a wheelchair as certified by the doctor.
  • Resident who is blind or visually impaired.
  • Resident with a developmental disability as determined by DSHS authority or physicians signature.

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State Parks Disabled Veteran Lifetime Pass - No charge: Free camping/moorage, campsite reservations through State Parks central reservations system, watercraft launching, and trailer dump. Valid year-round. Offered to Washington state residents with a documented service-connected disability of at least 30 percent. Disability Pass Application
Eligibility: Must have proof of 12 consecutive months residency in Washington State and have a service-connected disability of at least 30 percent.

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Miscellaneous Benefits:

Recording of Discharges: County Clerks may charge a basic recording fee and preservation fee, not to exceed $7, for recording of the official discharge of each Veteran who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, as a confidential record.
Eligibility: Military Veteran with DD214.

Public Disclosure of Discharge Papers: Veterans' discharge papers filed with county auditors after June 30, 2002, are no longer public records. Veterans' discharge papers may be released to the Veteran, the Veteran's next of kin, a deceased Veteran's properly appointed personal representative or executor, a person holding the Veteran's general power of attorney, or anyone else designated in writing by the Veteran to receive the records.

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Reduced Public Transportation Fees: Local participating transit authorities, offer disabled Veteran passengers travel at a reduced rate with a Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP).
Eligibility: Disabled Veteran passengers certified by the Veterans Administration at a 40 percent or greater disability level.

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Reduced State Ferry Transportation Fees: Reduced State Ferry fares may be available to any disabled individuals. Disabled passengers may travel at half the regular passenger fare if proper proof of disability is presented. Acceptable ID includes a Medicare Card, the Regional Reduced Fare Permit, or other identification which establishes disability. In the case of a disabled driver, only the passenger portion of the fare is reduced, not the vehicle portion. If a disabled customer requires attendant care and has proof from physician certification, they can get an endorsement on their Regional Reduced Fare Permit or Ferry System Disability Card allowing the attendant to travel for free as a passenger. Contact 206-553-3060 for Regional Reduced Fare Permit information or 1‑888‑808‑7977 for WSF Disability Permit information.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Counseling: WDVA provides an outreach/counseling program to Veterans with war-era and PTSD-related problems. The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program attempts to create community-based avenues to counseling service that are less formal in nature, offering the highest level of confidentiality possible. Services provided throughout the program include individual, couples, Family, and Veteran group counseling.
Eligibility:

  • Honorably discharged war era (any of the nation's war or peacekeeping periods) Veterans and his/her Family members
  • Washington State National Guard or Military Reserve members deployed in support of the nation's war and peacekeeping missions, and their Family members
  • The Veteran does not need to be suffering from or diagnosed with PTSD, but should be able to demonstrate significant post war adjustment issues to warrant outpatient care
  • No VA service connected disability for any condition is required for this service within the WDVA PTSD Program
  • Services are free to qualified Veterans
  • Priority is given to those most vulnerable or having no other reasonable options for care.

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Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project (HVRP): WDVA provides an individually designed case management plan to help homeless Veterans find employment and offers assistance with housing, food, transportation, and employment support services. HVRP is a proven, successful program that gets homeless Veterans off the street and back to being productive members of society. WDVA provides HVRP-Urban services to Veterans in the Puget Sound Region of King, Pierce, Thurston, and Kitsap Counties. HVRP-Rural services are provided to ten counties in Eastern Washington.
The HVRP offers a structured, individually designed case management plan to assist Veterans become employable and secure.
Eligibility: Homeless Military Veterans

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Veterans Estate Management Program: WDVA acts as fiduciary/payee for Veterans and their Family members incapable of managing their own financial affairs. The program ensures basic needs such as housing, food, clothing and medical care are provided. The WDVA director is authorized to provide protective financial services to Veterans and beneficiaries deemed in need of assistance. These services may include the following:

  • Fiduciary appointment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs;
  • Representative payee appointment by the Social Security Administration; or
  • Act as an executor of a Veteran's estate

Eligibility: Military Veterans

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State Veterans Homes: WDVA operates three long-term nursing and assisted-living care homes in Orting, Retsil, and Spokane. (Spokane provides long-term nursing care only.) All Washington State Veterans Homes are Medicare and Medicaid certified facilities.
Eligibility: All Washington State Veterans Homes are Medicare and Medicaid certified facilities. To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Served at any time, in any branch of the United States Armed Forces including the National Guard;
  • Received an honorable discharge;
  • Reside in Washington State;
  • Be the Spouse or Widow of an eligible Veteran;
  • Or be a Gold Star Parent.

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Veterans Innovations Program: The Veterans Innovations Program was created to provide assistance to Veterans and their Families facing financial hardships due to deployments in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Funds are provided to Veterans and Families in need through two programs within the Veterans Innovations Program:

  1. Defender's Fund
  2. Competitive Grant.

The program works with the Veteran and their Family to match their individual needs with the appropriate Veterans Innovations Program fund and other Veteran or non-Veteran programs and services. Their goal is to make sure the Veteran and their Family has access to all Veterans benefits and the tools they need to provide for themselves and their Families.

Money comes into the Veterans Innovations Program from several sources:

  1. Original funding was provided by the Washington State Legislature.
  2. Individuals and businesses may make donations to the Veterans Innovations Program

Veterans Innovations Program Application
Eligibility:

For the Defender's Fund: You may be eligible for a one time emergency grant of up to $500.00

  • If you are a current or former WA National Guard or Reservist;
  • Served in Operation Noble Eagle; Operation Iraqi Freedom and/or Operation Enduring Freedom or awarded a Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and;
  • Are experiencing financial hardships in employment, education, housing, health care or other areas due to extended deployment.

For the Competitive Grant Program: The Competitive Grant Program goes beyond the initial emergency assistance provided through the Defender's Fund, and focuses on activities that will help Veterans and their Families obtain sustainable Family-wage employment.

Applicants must have served in Operation Noble Eagle; Operation Iraqi Freedom and/or Operation Enduring Freedom or awarded a Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary. (National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty are eligible to apply.) Click here for application

Individual grants are tailored to meet the needs of the Veteran or their Family. Below are examples of how a grant could be used:

  • Supplement wages for on-the-job training or apprenticeship programs;
  • Tuition payments for education or certification programs; and/or
  • Supportive services such as transportation assistance, housing, child care, or other needs-related payments necessary to enable an individual to resolve crisis situations, enter training or employment, and/or retain employment.

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House Key Veterans Program: House Key Veterans is a down payment assistance, second mortgage program with a 3.00% interest rate and a ten-year loan term for Washington State Veterans who have served their country. Eligible households may qualify for a maximum loan amount of up to $10,000.
Eligibility:

  • Persons receiving an honorable discharge or who have received a discharge for medical reasons with an honorable record;
  • Members and honorably discharged former members of the Washington National Guard and Reserve; and
  • Never remarried Spouses and dependent Children of deceased Veterans.

Borrowers must be first-time homebuyers or buying in a targeted area. Borrowers must qualify for the Home Advantage Program first mortgage loan program.

Maximum Income to be Eligible for the House Key Veterans Program (as of 01/01/2013):

  • King & Snohomish Counties: $86,700
  • Kitsap County: $73,100
  • Thurston County: $77,300
  • All Other Counties: $71,600

Borrowers must attend a Commission-sponsored homebuyer seminar prior to reserving funds. Cash back to borrowers is not allowed.

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County Veterans Assistance: County aid for indigent Veterans and their Families who have reside in Washington State for at least one year may be available. Contact each individual county official for eligibility information.
Eligibility: Each county establishes a Veterans' assistance program to address the needs of local indigent Veterans and their Families.

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Military Funeral Honors: An honor guard detail for the burial of an eligible Veteran consisting of not less than two members of the Armed Forces is available for eligible Veterans.
Eligibility: Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve; former military members who served on active duty and departed under conditions other than dishonorable; former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment of period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and departed under conditions other than dishonorable; former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

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State Veterans Cemetery: Washington's first State Veterans Cemetery was dedicated in Medical Lake, WA on Memorial Day 2010.

Interment areas and facilities include 1,280 standard burial plots; 2,000 pre-placed crypts; 1,370 in-ground cremain sites and 2,240 columbarium niches. Interments began June 7 with the initial capacity for 10,700 and ultimate capacity of 70,000. Operating costs for the cemetery are a state expense, but much of it will be covered with the sale of Veterans license plates. Veterans' Families do not pay burial fees, and concrete casket liners and memorial stones are provided.
Eligibility: Eligibility for interment in the State Veterans Cemetery mirrors National Veterans Cemetery eligibility requirements. In general all U.S. Veterans discharged under conditions other than dishonorable; Spouses; and Dependent Children. In order to determine eligibility the Veteran's Form DD-214 military discharge must accompany the application for Interment.

Interment Costs: For Spouses or dependent Children, $300.00 will be collected on the day of interment. For Veterans, the Federal VA provides the following:

  • Burial plot or columbarium niche
  • Concrete liner for casket burials
  • Opening and closing of the grave
  • Perpetual care of the gravesite
  • Inscribed gravestone 30 minute committal service

All other funeral expenses are paid by the Veteran's Family or estate. Some Veterans or their Widows/Widowers may be eligible for additional Federal VA benefits. To determine whether the Veteran or Family member is eligible for additional benefits please call 1-800-562-2308.

Washington State Veterans Cemetery Brochure

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Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Facilities in Washington

Veterans Health Administration

VA Health Care System
Lakewood: VA Puget Sound HCS-American Lake Division, 9600 Veterans Dr, Tacoma, 253-582-8440 / 800-329-8387
Seattle: VA Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle Division, 1660 South Columbian Way, 206-762-1010 / 800-329-8387

VA Medical Centers
Spokane: Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, 4815 N. Assembly St, 509-434-7000 / 800-325-7940
Vancouver: Portland VA Medical Center , 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd, 503-220-8262 / 800-949-1004
Vancouver: Portland VA Medical Center - Vancouver Campus, 1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd, 360-696-4061
Walla Walla: Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center, 77 Wainwright Dr, 509-525-5200 / 888-687-8863

Outpatient Clinics
Colville: Colville RHC, 1200 E Columbia, 509-684-3701 / Fax: 509-684-5817
Republic: Republic RHC, Ferry County Memorial Hospital, 36 North Klondike Rd, 509-773-3153 / Fax: 509-775-8929
Tonasket: Tonasket RHC, North Valley Hospital, 203 S. Western Ave, 509-486-2151 / Fax: 509-486-3160

Integrated Clinical Facility
Yakima: Yakima Valley Vet Center , 2119 W. Lincoln, 509-457-2736 / Fax: 509-457-1822

Community Based Outpatient Clinics
Bellevue: Valor CBOC Bellevue, 13033 Bel-Red Rd, Suite 210, 425-214-1055
Bremerton: Bremerton CBOC, 925 Adele Ave, 360-782-0129 / Fax: 360-377-8029
Chehalis: South Sound CBOC, 151 NE Hampe Way, 360-748-3049 / Fax: 360-748-3006
Federal Way: Valor CBOC Federal Way, 34617 11th Place South, Suite 301, 253-336-4142
Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon CBOC, 307 S. 13th St, Suite 200, 360-848-8500
Port Angeles: Port Angeles, 1005 Georgiana St, 360-565-9330
Richland: Richland (WA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 825 Jadwin Ave, Suite 250, Federal Bldg, 2nd Fl, 509-946-1020 / Fax: 509-946-0827
Seattle: Valor CBOC North Seattle, 12360 Lake City Way NE, Suite 200, 206-384-4382
Wenatchee: Wenatchee CBOC, 2530 Chester-Kimm Rd, 509-663-7615 / Fax: 509-663-6516
Yakima: Yakima Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 717 Fruitvale Blvd, 509-966-0199 / Fax: 509-966-4266

Vet Center
Bellingham: Bellingham Vet Center, 3800 Byron Ave, Suite 124, 360-733-9226 / Fax: 360-733-9117
Everett: Everett Vet Center, 3311 Wetmore Ave, 425-252-9701 / Fax: 425-252-9728
Federal Way: Federal Way Vet Center, 32020 32nd Ave South, Suite 110, 253-838-3090 / Fax: 253-874-5083
Seattle: Seattle Vet Center, 4735 E Marginal Way S, Rm 2401, 206-553-2706 / Fax: 206-553-0380
Spokane: Spokane Vet Center, 13109 E Mirabeau Pkwy, 509-444-8387 / Fax: 509-444-8388
Tacoma: Tacoma Vet Center, 4916 Center St, Suite E, 253-565-7038 / Fax: 253-565-4981
Walla Walla: Walla Walla County Vet Center, 1104 West Poplar, 509-526-8387
Yakima: Yakima Vet Center, 2119 W. Lincoln Ave, 509-457-2736 / Fax: 509-457-1822
Walla Walla: 687, 77 Wainwright Dr
Yakima: Yakima Valley Vet Center, 2119 West Lincoln Ave, 509-457-2736 / Fax: 509-457-1822

VISN
Vancouver: VISN 20: Northwest Network

Veterans Benefits Administration
Regional Office
Seattle: Seattle Regional Office, Jackson Federal Bldg, 915 2nd Ave, 800-827-1000

Intake Site
Bremerton: Bangor Sub Base, 262 Burwell St
Bremerton: Everett Naval Station, 262 Burwell St
Bremerton: Kitsap NB, 262 Burwell St
Bremerton: Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, 262 Burwell St
Fairchild AFB: Fairchild Air Force Base, Airman and Family Readiness Center
Fort Lewis: Fort Lewis, Waller Hall, Bldg 2140, Rm 700
Fort Lewis: McChord Air Force Base, Waller Hall, Bldg 2140, Rm 700

National Cemetery Administration
National Cemetery
Kent: Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 Southeast 240th St, 425-413-9614 / Fax: 425-413-9618

 

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Military Installations in Washington

Active Duty

Army

Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Yakima Training Center

Air Force

Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Fairchild AFB

Navy

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Whidbey Island Naval Air Stations

Naval Station Everett

Naval Base Kitsap

National Guard

Washington Military Department

Washington Army National Guard

Washington Air National Guard

United States Army Reserve (USAR)

88th Regional Support Command


Resources

http://www.dva.wa.gov/

http://www.dol.gov/vets/

http://www.parks.wa.gov/passes/

http://www.retirementliving.com/taxes-new-york-wyoming

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

http://www.nationalguard.com/benefits/

http://www.goang.com/benefits/

http://access.wa.gov/

Document Review Date: 20 December 2013