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

VA Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: VA benefits are not taxable because they generally are for disabilities and are not subject to federal or state taxes.

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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.)
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 for Widows or Widowers of Veterans: The qualifying Widow/Widower receives assistance for payment of property taxes in the form of a grant. The assistance amount is based on the applicant's income, the value of the residence, and the local levy rates. The grant does not have to be repaid as long as the applicant continues to live in the residence until at least December 15 in the year a grant is received.
Eligibility: A Widow or Widower of a Veteran who died as a result of a service-connected disability; OR was rated 100% disabled by VA for 10 years prior to death; OR was a former POW and rated 100% disabled for 1 year prior to death; OR died in active duty or training status. The Widow/Widower must be at least sixty-two years of age by December 31 of the year the taxes are due OR be retired from regular gainful employment by reason of disability. The Widow/Widower must not have remarried.

The Widow/Widower must own and occupy a primary residence in the State of Washington; have combined disposable income of $40,000 or less.  

Reporting/Documentation Requirements:

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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.
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.

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. RCW 28A.230.120
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, or to report for drills 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 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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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
  • Gold Star License Plates


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:

  • Served at any time in the U.S. Military
  • Are currently on active duty
  • Served in the Guard or Reserves
  • Currently in the Guard or Reserves
  • Are a Family Member of those listed above

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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.

The fee will be changing on January 1, 2015:

  • Until December 31, 2014, fee is $10.
  • After January 1, 2015, fee is $15.

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 Plate: 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: This plate is available to you if you're a WA state vehicle owner and you have proof that you were a Prisoner of War.

You're also exempt from paying license fees on 1 vehicle each year if you:

  • Received an honorable discharge or discharged for physical reasons with an honorable record, or
  • Were captured or incarcerated for 29 or more days during a war with an enemy of the United States, or
  • Are the surviving Spouse of a deceased former Prisoner of War.

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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 Plate: Washington residents who have received the 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 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 Medal of Honor.
  2. Complete a Military License Plate Application.
  3. Mail the completed application and letter of eligibility to:

Special Plate Unit
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9909
Olympia, WA 98507-9909

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Purple Heart Plate: 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. Until December 31, 2014 there is an original plate fee of $27.75 for cars and trucks and a $9.75 fee for motorcycles. Effective January 1, 2015 there is an original plate fee of $32.75 for cars and trucks and a $14.75 fee for motorcycles
Eligibility: This plate is available to you if you're a WA state vehicle owner and you have proof (DD214):

  • That you were issued the Purple Heart, OR
  • You're a surviving Spouse or domestic partner of a deceased Purple Heart recipient

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Pearl Harbor Survivor Plate: Washington residents who are Pearl Harbor survivors are eligible to apply for Pearl Harbor Survivor license plates. No special plate fee.
Eligibility: This plate is available to you, if you're a WA state vehicle owner and have proof (DD214):

  • That you were stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 or was offshore 3 miles or less, and/or
  • Received an honorable discharge or discharge for physical/medical reasons with an honorable record from the US Armed Forces.

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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. Until December 31, 2014, there is an original plate fee of $67.75 for cars and trucks, $49.75 fee for motorcycles, and $55.75 fee for trailers. Effective January 1, 2015, there is an original plate fee of $72.75 for cars and trucks, $54.75 fee for motorcycles, and $60.75 fee for trailers.
Eligibility: To qualify for armed forces plates, you must be a WA state vehicle owner and one of the following:

  • Veteran,
  • Active duty military employee,
  • Reservist,
  • Washington National Guard member,
  • Spouse of deceased Veteran, or
  • Family member of one of the 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.
  • Non-Resident Veterans with at least 30% service connected disability as verified by VA letter.
  • Non-Resident Veterans 65 years of age or older with a service connected disability as verified by VA letter.

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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, trailer dump and day use. 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 month's 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.

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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. Some contractors offer group services to women Veterans and Spouses of Veterans. Veterans may be referred to specialized inpatient or outpatient treatment offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers or Vet Centers within Washington State.

  • 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): 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, Snohomish and Kitsap Counties.

The HVRP offers a structured, individually designed case management plan to assist Veterans become employable and secure.

Program Services include:

  • Immediate needs - food, clothing, transportation, and access to shelter;
  • Outreach to homeless Veterans providers;
  • Employability needs and skills assessment;
  • Job readiness services, including transitional housing assistance, basic skills training, therapeutic work, résumé
    development and employment opportunity referrals; and
  • 90, 180, and 270-day job retention follow-up.

Eligibility: Homeless Military Veterans

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Veterans Estate Management Program: The WDVA Veterans Estate Management Program offers protective payee services for Veterans and Family members who are incapable of managing their own financial affairs. By assuming custody of the individual's finances, the department ensures basic needs - such as housing, food, clothing and medical care - are provided. 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. The facilities provide a number of supportive programs and services such as:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Services
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  • Hospice
  • Nutritious Meals
  • Community Involvement
  • Religious Programs
  • Transportation
  • Laundry
  • Beauty & Barber Shops
  • Fishing Pond (Orting)
  • Patriotic Interment Services

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.

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. Veterans Innovations Program Application

  • Received an honorable discharge.
  • Deployed in support of Operating Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom or Noble Eagle receiving GWOT Expeditionary Medal.
  • Is experiencing financial hardship where income is not sufficient to meet basic needs.
  • Presents a discernable positive outcome.
  • Request is within the grant funding capabilities.
  • Submit complete application packet with required supporting documentation.

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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.

  • 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):

  • Island $73,000
  • King/Snohomish $88,200
  • Kitsap $74,000
  • Thurston $74,200
  • All Other Counties: $71,400

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.

  • Military members who died while on active duty or in the Selected Reserve
  • Former military members who served on active duty or in the Selected Reserve and were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions
  • Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions

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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, 2010. Included in the initial site development was a committal shelter, over 1,000 pre-placed crypts, 2,080 columbarium niches, an unspecified number of burial plots for in-ground inurnments as well as a scattering garden. Also included in the initial development were an administrative building, with public and private meeting space and a fully enclosed maintenance facility for storage and upkeep of grounds equipment and machinery.
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 Health Care System - 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-Grand staff VA Medical Center, 4815 N. Assembly St, 509-434-7000 / 800-325-7940
Vancouver: VA Portland Health Care System - 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: North Olympic Peninsula, 1114 Georgiana St, 360-565-7420
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: 509-663-7516
Yakima: Yakima Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 717 Fruitvale Blvd, 509-966-0199 / Fax: 509-966-4266

Vet Center - 877-927-8387
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 1102, 206-553-2706 / Fax: 206-658-4220
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: 253-254-0079
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

Vancouver: VISN 20: Northwest Network

Veterans Benefits Administration
Regional Office
Seattle: Seattle Regional Benefit 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


Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Yakima Training Center

Air Force

Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Fairchild AFB


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

Additional information can be found at:


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Document Review Date: 23 December 2014