Arizona Military and Veterans Benefits

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Summary of Arizona Military and Veteran Benefits: The Arizona Department of Veterans' Services is a state agency with offices located throughout Arizona that provides direct assistance in all matters pertaining to benefits and entitlements of Veterans, their dependents and survivors. The department is responsible for apprising Veterans and their Families residing in Arizona of the federal and state benefits available to them. Arizona currently offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including, tax and license fee exceptions, education and tuition assistance, vehicle license plates, state park benefits, as well as hunting and fishing license privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component and Veteran disability status.

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Arizona Military and Veterans State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

What are my Arizona Military and Veterans State Tax Benefits?

Arizona Resident Military Active Duty Pay is Tax Free: Arizona does not tax active duty military pay. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces may subtract the amount of pay received for active duty military service, including pay received for active service in a combat zone or an area given the treatment of a combat zone, to the extent included in Arizona gross income and subject to Arizona tax.

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Arizona State Tax Exemption of $3500 on Military Retired Pay: Benefits, annuities and pensions in an amount totaling not more than $3,500 received from one or more of the following shall be exempt from Arizona gross income:

  • The U.S. government service retirement and disability fund

  • Retired or retainer pay of the uniformed services of the U.S.

  • The U.S. foreign service retirement and disability system and

  • Any other retirement system or plan established by federal law.

Who is eligible for Arizona State Tax Exemption of $3500 on Retired Military Pay? Retired Members of the U.S. Armed Forces in receipt of Retired pay are eligible for the exemption. ARS 43-1022

Update July 15, 2021: On June 30, 2021 Governor Ducey signed the Arizona Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget, which fully exempts Arizona income tax on all retirement pay from the U.S. Armed Forces. This new exemption is retroactive to January 1, 2021.
State of Arizona Executive Budget Summary, Fiscal Year 2021
Arizona Governors Press Release - June 30, 2021

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Arizona State Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Military Disability Retirement Pay: Military Disability Retirement Pay received as a pension, annuity or similar allowance for personal injury or sickness resulting from active service in the U.S. Armed Forces should not be included in taxable income. Some of the payments which are considered disability benefits include:

  • Disability compensation and pension payments for disabilities paid to Veterans or their Families

  • Grants for homes designed for wheelchair living

  • Grants for motor vehicles for Veterans who lost their sight or the use of limbs, or

  • Benefits under a dependent-care assistance program.

If you are a retired Service member and receive disability benefits from the VA, see IRS Publication 525 for more information.

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Arizona State Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC): DIC is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease.

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Burial Flag AFMilitary Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/ Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)/ Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan (RSFPP) Arizona State Tax Benefits: Benefits, annuities and pensions totaling not more than $3,500, received from one or more of the following are be exempt from Arizona gross income:

  • The U.S. government service retirement and disability fund

  • Retired or retainer pay of the uniformed services of the U.S.

  • The U.S. foreign service retirement and disability system and

  • any other retirement system or plan established by federal law.

Who is eligible for Arizona State Tax Exemption of $3500 on Survivor Benefit Annuities? Surviving Beneficiaries of a Service member’s SBP/ RCSBP/ RSFPP are eligible for the tax exemption. ARS 43-1022

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Nonresident Military Spouses do not Pay Arizona Income Tax: Income earned for services performed in Arizona by an Arizona nonresident Spouse of an active duty military member will not be subject to Arizona income tax if all of the following apply:

  • The active duty military member is present in Arizona in compliance with military orders

  • The Spouse is in Arizona solely to be with the active duty military member

  • The Spouse maintains residence in another state, which is the same state of residence as the military member.

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Arizona Property Tax Exemptions for Surviving Spouses and Disabled Persons: There is no state property tax. Property tax is administered by county assessors. The property of Surviving Spouses and disabled persons who are residents of the state of Arizona may be exempt from taxation to the extent allowed by law.3 people walking in a veteran cemtery

The assessed value of the property may be reduced by $4,117 or more with a corresponding reduction in tax. Valuations for the current tax year are available from the county assessor after January 1st of each year. The exemption is applied to the real estate first, then to a mobile home or an automobile.
Who is eligible for Arizona Property Tax Exemptions for Surviving Spouses and Disabled Persons?

  • You must be a resident of Arizona

  • Total assessed valuation of property in Arizona must not exceed $27,970 for the 2021 tax year.

  • This amount is indexed and changes each year. Total income from all sources, excluding social security, cannot exceed $34,301

  • If Children under 18 years of age or disabled Children reside in the household, income cannot exceed $41,151.

For Disabled persons exemptions the disability must be total and permanent and certified by a licensed physician. For Surviving Spouses, the applicant and Spouse must have been Arizona residents at time of Spouse’s death, or applicant must have been a Surviving Spouse residing in Arizona prior to January 1, 1969.
Arizona Widow/ Widower or Disabled Exemption Application, Financial Statement, Tax Year 2021

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Arizona Income Tax Subtraction for Reservists and National Guard Service Members: Arizona law allows a member of the National Guard and Reserves to subtract the compensation received for active service as a member of the National Guard or Reserves during the taxable year, to the extent the income is included in the member’s Arizona gross income. For the purpose of this subtraction, the term active service as a member of the National Guard or Reserves has been interpreted to include all pay received by the National Guard or Reserve Service member for services performed as a Service member, including weekend duty and the two weeks a year “active duty”. The law also includes Arizona National Guard Service members activated in a state capacity.

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What are my Arizona Military and Veterans Education Benefits?

soldier taking notes Arizona In-state Tuition Status for Veterans: Eligible Veterans and dependents can be granted immediate residency, thereby receiving in-state tuition rates, by:

  • Residing in the state

  • Completing at least one of the following:

    • Registering to vote in Arizona

    • Getting an Arizona driver license

    • Arizona motor vehicle registration

    • Employment history in Arizona

    • Transfer of major banking services to Arizona

    • Change of permanent address on all pertinent records

    • Other materials of whatever kind or source relevant to domicile or residency status

Who is eligible for Arizona In-state Tuition Status for Veterans? individuals must be a Veteran, or a Spouse or dependent of a Veteran, that has been discharged within the last 36 months from a period of active duty that was 90 days or longer AND using either VA Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 benefits.

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Tuition and Fees Deferred Payment at Arizona State Supported School: Any person who is eligible for and has applied for benefits for education available to Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces under federal law may apply for a deferment of payment of tuition, fees and required books and materials for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty days. The community college, college or university shall defer payment for that period on receipt of a signed and acknowledged promissory note for the amount of the tuition, fees and required books and materials, with no interest charge, that is due and payable at the end of the deferral period. This deferment is available during any registration in which a Veteran is awaiting education benefits available to Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces under federal law.
Who is eligible for Tuition and Fees Deferred Payment at Arizona State Supported School? An Arizona Veteran or their dependent is eligible for the tuition waiver while awaiting federal education benefits.

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Tuition Waivers for Arizona Public Universities for Certain Veterans and Dependents: A tuition waiver scholarship shall be provided after verification from an appropriate authority, so long as they otherwise meet the qualifications for admission to an Arizona Public University.
Who is eligible for Tuition Waivers for Arizona Public Universities for Certain Veterans and Dependents?

  • A resident of the state of Arizona or stationed in Arizona

  • Children who are thirty years of age or younger or an un-remarried Spouse of a Service member who was killed in the line of duty or who died from injuries suffered in the line of duty while traveling to or from duty

  • A member of the Arizona National Guard or U.S. Armed Forces who received a Purple Heart citation and whose disability rating determined by the United States department of Veterans affairs (VA) is 50% or more.

  • A former member of the Arizona National Guard who was medically discharged from the Arizona National Guard due to an injury or disability suffered during status under title 10, U.S. Code, in weekend training status, in annual training status or in response to a state of emergency declared by the governor.

A person who is convicted of a felony is ineligible for a tuition waiver scholarship.

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Arizona National Guard State Tuition Reimbursement: Arizona State Tuition Reimbursement (STR) is a financial reimbursement program provided to eligible Arizona National Guard members for education programs in support of a Service member’s professional and personal self-development goals. Tuition reimbursement will be made on a semester basis (determine by quarters) and shall immediately follow TAG approval. Service members not granted tuition reimbursement will be notified of non-selection. STR will pay up to $250 per semester hour not to exceed $4,000 per state fiscal year.
Who is eligible for Arizona National Guard State Tuition Reimbursement? STR eligibility is limited to Arizona National Guard members who:

  • Have completed a semester as a full or part-time undergraduate or graduate student at a university, university, attend a community college for which credit toward a degree is granted, or will receive a certificate from a vocational/technical school or a VA qualified correspondence course. Courses that do not use a semester format but otherwise meet the criteria of this paragraph may qualify when approved by the proper authority

  • Are active drilling members of the Arizona National Guard throughout the entire semester or course for which reimbursement is claimed

  • Have satisfactorily completed IADT/Technical Training and Student Flight and performed duty upon returning at a minimum of 90% attendance of scheduled UTA dates and annual training during the period of schooling as described in the definitions

  • Maintained an average academic grade of “C” for each course. Those schools or courses in which a grading system is used other than the alphabetical system, a grade equivalent to “C” or better will be acceptable. If more than one course is taken, the amount to be paid will be based upon those classes listed on the final grade report in which have been completed with an average academic grade of “C”.

For questions contact the Arizona National Guard Education Services Office at 602-267-2445

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Arizona’s Honorary Diploma Program for War time Veterans: Arizona’s Honorary Diploma program recognizes the life experiences and contributions of honorably discharged Veterans who were unable to complete their high school education because of service in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

To obtain an honorary diploma, a Veteran may submit a request to the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) to receive a diploma from the Arizona high school of their choosing. Additionally, guidelines allow for a Surviving Spouse or other immediate Family member of a deceased Veteran to request the diploma.
Who is eligible for an Honorary High School Diploma? In order to qualify for the program, the Veteran must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently reside in the state

  • Provide documented evidence from ADVS that the person enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces and served in World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War

  • At least 65 years of age

  • Honorably discharged

To apply complete the application and email to benefits@azdvs.gov or, return a printed copy of the completed form by postal mail to:

Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services
3839 N 3rd St - Suite 209
Phoenix, AZ 85012-1570

For questions about the program, email benefits@azdvs.gov or call 602-255-3373.

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Arizona Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children: The purpose of this compact is to remove barriers to educational success imposed on Children of military Families Children sitting on the steps of a schoolbecause of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by:

  • Facilitating the prompt enrollment of Children of military Families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer of educational records from the previous school district or variations in entrance or age requirements

  • Facilitating the student placement process through which Children of military Families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing, grading, course content or assessment. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for enrollment, educational programs and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic and social activities

  • Facilitating the on-time graduation of Children of military Families

  • Providing for the enforcement of administrative rules implementing the provisions of this compact

  • Providing for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among member states, schools and military Families under this compact

  • Promoting coordination between this compact and other compacts affecting military Children.

  • Promoting flexibility and cooperation between the educational system, parents and the student in order to achieve educational success for the student.

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Primary Point of Contact
Phone: 602-542-4000

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What are my Arizona Military and Veterans Employment Benefits?

Arizona State Employment Veterans Hiring Preference: Veterans who pass an examination for employment by the state, county or city will have 5 points added to their soldier jumping over obstaclescertification score. Veterans entitled to compensation for a service-connected disability will have 10 points added to their certification score. Certain Spouses or Surviving Spouses shall be given a 5-point preference.
Who is eligible for Arizona State Employment Veterans Hiring Preference? Veterans who have been discharged from active military service with or without a disability and have served for more than six months and be separated under honorable conditions will receive a 5-point preference.

An honorably separated Veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time and who has a service-connected disability or is receiving compensation or disability retirement benefits under laws administered by the VA, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or U.S. Public Health Service shall be given a 10-point preference.

Spouse Eligibility: A Spouse or Surviving Spouse of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces serving no less than 90 days on active duty shall be given a five-point preference in the following circumstances:

  • The Veteran died of a service-connected disability

  • Missing in action

  • Captured, or forcibly detained or interned by a foreign power; or

  • Has total and permanent service-connected disability, or who died while such disability was in existence.

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Federal Employment Veteran's Hiring Preferences: By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.

5-point Hiring Preference : Five points are added to the examination score or rating of a Veteran who served:

  • During a war, or

  • During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955, or

  • For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976, or

  • During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, or

  • 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

  • In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized. Any U.S. Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti, qualifies for preference.

10-point Compensable Disability (CP) Preference: Ten points are added to the examination score or rating of a Veteran who served at any time and who has a compensable service-connected disability rating of at least 10% but less than 30%.

10-Point 30% Compensable Disability Preference (CPS): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of a Veteran who served at any time and who has a compensable service-connected disability rating of 30% or more.

10-Point Disability Preference (XP): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of:

  • A Veteran who served at any time and has a present service-connected disability or is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension from the military or the VA but does not qualify as a CP or CPS, or

  • A Veteran who received a Purple Heart.

10-Point Derived Preference (XP): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of Spouses, Surviving Spouses, or Mothers of Veterans Both a Mother and a Spouse (including Surviving Spouse) may be entitled to preference based on the same Veteran's service if they both meet the requirements. However, neither may receive preference if the Veteran is living and is qualified for Federal employment.

Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of the Spouse of a disabled Veteran who is disqualified for a Federal position along the general lines of their usual occupation because of a service-connected disability. Such a disqualification may be presumed when the Veteran is unemployed and

  • Is rated by appropriate military or VA authorities to be 100% disabled and/or unemployable, or

  • Has retired, been separated, or resigned from a civil service position because of a disability that is service-connected in origin, or

  • Has attempted to obtain a civil service position or other position along the lines of their usual occupation and has failed to qualify because of a service-connected disability.

Preference may be allowed in other circumstances but anything less than the above warrants a more careful analysis.

A campaign medal holder or Gulf War Veteran who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980, (or began active duty on or after October 14, 1982, and has not previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty) must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty. The 24-month service requirement does not apply to 10-point preference eligible Veterans separated for disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, or to Veterans separated for hardship or other reasons under Title 10 U.S.C. 1171 or 1173.

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Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA): USERRA protects civilian job rights and benefits for Veterans and members of reserve components. USERRA also protects Service member rights and benefits by clarifying the law, improving enforcement mechanisms, and adding Federal Government employees to those employees already eligible to receive Department of Labor assistance in processing claims.

Absence from Work for Military Duty: USERRA establishes the cumulative length of time that an individual may be absent from work for military duty and retain reemployment soldier kneelingrights to five years. Exceptions to the five-year limit, include initial enlistments lasting more than five years, periodic National Guard and Reserve training duty, and involuntary active duty extensions and recalls, especially during a time of national emergency. USERRA establishes that reemployment protection does not depend on the timing, frequency, duration, or nature of an individual's service as long as the basic eligibility criteria are met.

Disability Accommodation: USERRA provides protection for disabled Veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability. Service members recovering from injuries received during service or training may have up to two years from the date of completion of service to return to their jobs or apply for reemployment.

Return to Work without Loss of Seniority: USERRA provides that returning Service members are reemployed in the job that they would have attained had they not been absent for military service, with the same seniority, status and pay, as well as other rights and benefits determined by seniority. USERRA also requires that reasonable efforts (such as training or retraining) be made to enable returning Service members to refresh or upgrade their skills to help them qualify for reemployment. USERRA also provides that while an individual is performing military service, they are deemed to be on a furlough or leave of absence and are entitled to the non-seniority rights accorded other individuals on non-military leaves of absence.

Extension of Health and Pension Plans: Health and pension plan coverage for Service members is provided for by USERRA. Individuals performing military duty of more than 30 days may elect to continue employer sponsored health care for up to 24 months; however, they may be required to pay up to 102% of the full premium. For military service of less than 31 days, health care coverage is provided as if the Service member had remained employed. USERRA clarifies pension plan coverage by making explicit that all pension plans are protected.
Who is eligible for Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act?
Veterans, Reservists, or National Guard members who leave a position for training or active military service are eligible.

The Department of Labor, through the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) provides assistance to all having claims under USERRA, including Federal and Postal Service employees.
VETS Regional Office Locations

Learn more about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Veterans' Priority of Service and Employment Assistance at Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) Offices: Priority of Service is the right of an eligible "Covered Person" to be given priority of service over an eligible non-covered person for the receipt of employment, training and placement services, notwithstanding other provisions of the law. Covered persons take precedence over non-covered persons in obtaining services and shall receive access to services and resources earlier in time than a non-covered person. If services or resources are limited, the covered person receives access instead of or before the non-covered person.
Who is eligible for Priority of Service and Employment Assistance at Arizona DES Offices?
You are a "Covered Person" and are entitled to Priority of Service if:

  • You served in the military or air service, were discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable as specified in 38 U.S.C 101(2)

  • Active service includes full time National Guard or a Reserve component, other than full time duty for training, or

  • You are the Spouse of:

    • Any Veteran that died of a service-connected disability, or

    • Any member of the U.S. Armed Forces service on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority, is listed as one or more of the following categories and has been so listed a total of more than 90 days:

      • Missing In Action

      • Captured in line of duty by a hostile force

      • Forcibly detained or interned in the line of duty by a foreign government

    • Any Veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability, as evaluated by the VA

    • Any Veteran who died and a total disability (service-connected), as evaluated by the VA

Special Assistance for Veterans with Disabilities: Under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Veterans may qualify for the following:

  • Tutoring, study skills training and instruction leading to completion of secondary school

  • Alternative school services

  • Mentoring

  • Paid and unpaid work experience (such as internships, apprenticeships or job shadowing)

  • Occupational skills training

  • Leadership development

  • Supportive services

  • Guidance counseling

  • Follow-up services

If you are a disabled Veteran, DES has an Outreach Program with representatives who are there to help you with your employment efforts.

Learn more about Veterans' Priority of Service and Employment Assistance at Arizona Department of Economic Security Offices

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What are my Arizona Military and Veterans Unemployment Compensation Benefits?

Arizona Unemployment Insurance: Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments (benefits) are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the requirements of state law. ARS 23-771

UI Benefits are not retroactive; therefore, you should apply for UI Benefits as soon as possible after the last day of work. If you are still currently working, you will need to wait until after your last day of work to complete your application for UI benefits.

Information required for filing:

  • Your Social Security Number

  • Arizona Driver's License or Arizona State Issued ID (Note: you may still complete your application without these two items)

  • Your mailing address, city, state and ZIP code

  • If you live in Arizona, know the county where you reside

  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers of all your employers for the last 18 months

  • The last day you worked immediately prior to filing your UI claim

  • If you received severance, vacation, holiday or payment for unused sick pay: give the amount (before deductions) and the date it was paid to you

  • The name and local number of your union hall, if applicable

  • Alien Registration Number, if applicable

  • Copy# 4 of your DD214 if released from the military in the last 18 months

  • SF 8 or SF 50 if employed in Federal Civilian service in the last 18 months

  • If you are collecting a pension (other than Social Security), you will need the start date of the pension and the monthly benefit amount.

The Arizona DES does not have UI offices. You must apply online or by calling the Arizona Unemployment Insurance Call Center at 1-877-600-2722.
Arizona Department of Economic Security Guide to Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Arizona Department of Economic Security Unemployment Claim Portal

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Arizona 'Gold Card' Veterans Employment Initiative: The Gold Card provides unemployed post-9/11 era Veterans with the intensive and follow-up services they need to succeed in today's job market. The Gold Card initiative is a joint effort of the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS).

An eligible Veteran can present the Gold Card at their local CareerOneStop, American Job Center to receive enhanced intensive services including up to six months of follow-up. The enhanced in-person services available for Gold Card holders at local CareerOneStop, American Job Centers may include:

  • Job readiness assessment, including interviews and testing

  • Development of an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

  • Career guidance through group or individual counseling that helps Veterans in making training and career decisions

  • Provision of labor market, occupational, and skills transferability information that inform educational, training, and occupational decisions

  • Referral to job banks, job portals, and job openings

  • Referral to employers and registered apprenticeship sponsors

  • Referral to training by WIA-funded or third-party service providers; and

  • Monthly follow-up by an assigned case manager for up to six months.

CareerOneStop, American Job Center Directory

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Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, Veteran Toolkit Program: The ADVS is proud to launch the Veteran Tool Kit Program. It was created to help unemployed Veterans get the supplies they need to start working. Surveyed Veterans repeatedly said they were ready to work but needed a few things to get them there.

Eligible items include work clothing, tools, protective equipment, transportation and essential electronic devices. Qualifying Veterans must:

  • Live in Arizona

  • Be enrolled in an Arizona Job Connection with ARIZONA@WORK

  • Identify the job they need supplies for.

The Veteran Toolkit provides funding for supplies based on need.
Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, Veteran Toolkit Program Flyer

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What are my Arizona Military and Veterans Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) Benefits?

Veteran Designation on Arizona Driver Licenses, Instruction Permits and ID Cards: A Veteran Designation on an Arizona driver license, instruction permit, or identification card is available to U.S. military Veterans or active duty Service members. The word "VETERAN" will be printed on the front of the license/permit/ID in AZ Veteran Designatorblue lettering. Those who would like the designation should fill out the Arizona Department of Transportation, Driver License/Identification (ID) Card Application (Form 40-5122) and check the Veteran Designation box.

This application should be brought to any MVD field office or authorized third party that processes driver license transactions, along with Veteran designation documentation.

One of the following Documents must be presented at the time of application:

  • Original or copy of the customer's DD214, 215, 2 (Retired), 2 (Reserve), DD217

  • Active duty military identification card (also known as the U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card or the U.S. Armed Forces of the U.S. Geneva Conventions ID Card)

  • Inactive duty card

  • Original Statement of Honorable Service from the VA or ADVS

  • Certificate of Honorable Discharge

  • American Legion card

  • Disabled American Veteran card

  • Military Officers of America card

  • VA Medical card

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars card

  • Military Order of the Purple Heart

  • Vietnam Veterans of America card

Arizona Motor Vehicles Division Hours and Locations

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Arizona Military and Veterans Special Vehicle License Plates: The Arizona Department of Transportation offers 11 distinctive license plate designs to honor the service and sacrifice of Service members, Veterans, retired Service members and eligible Family members. Only one plate will be issued for each specialty and personalized plate order.

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Arizona Medal of Honor License Plate: A Medal of Honor Plate is issued free of charge and there are no other applicable costs to the Veteran.
Who is eligible for the Arizona Medal of Honor License Plate? Must be a Medal of Honor recipient and provide an original letter from the ADVS verifying eligibility. Available by special order only, Special Plate Application form 96-1043 is required.
Arizona Department of Transportation, Special Plate Application Form 96-0143

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Arizona Purple Heart License Plate: A Purple Heart Plate is issued to persons qualifying as Purple Heart recipient for a $25.00 initial application fee, and $5.00 for annualAZ Purple Heart Plate renewal. The initial application fee goes to the State Home for Veterans Trust Fund. The plate may be personalized with a maximum of 5 characters for an additional $25 initial application fee and $25 annual renewal fee.
Who is eligible for the Arizona Purple Heart License Plate? Applicant must be a Veteran and a Purple Heart Medal recipient and provide a copy of a DD214 or 215, WDAGO forms 53-55, NAVPERS 553 or NAVMC 78, which indicates Purple Heart Medal recipient or provide an original letter from the ADVS verifying eligibility. Special Plate Application form 96-1043 is required. The plate may also be issued to the Spouse, parent, Child, brother, or sister of an eligible person who has been issued this plate.
Arizona Department of Transportation, Special Plate Application Form 96-0143

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Arizona Veteran License Plate: Any resident of Arizona who was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and received an honorable discharge may apply for a distinctive number plate. An initial and renewal fee of $25.00 is charged in addition to the registration fee. $17.00 of the initial and annual renewal fee goes to a special fund to benefit AZ Veteran PlateVeterans in Arizona. May be ordered from the Arizona Department of Transportation Online Special License Plate webpage. The plate may be personalized with a maximum of six characters. Also available with a disability symbol.
Who is eligible for the Arizona Veteran License Plate?
Must be a Veteran and provide a copy of:

  • Copy of the DD214, 215, (2-retired), (2-Reserve) or 1173

  • Original statement of Honorable service from the VA or the ADVS

  • American Legion card

  • Disabled American Veterans card

  • Military Officers of America card

  • VA Medical card

  • Veteran of Foreign Wars card

  • Military Order of the Purple Heart

  • Vietnam Veterans of America card

  • Active duty card

  • Inactive duty card.

The plate may also be issued to the Spouse, parent, Child, brother, or sister of an eligible person who has been issued this plate.
Arizona Department of Transportation, Veteran License Plate Information.

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Arizona Gold Star Family License Plate: Certain residents of Arizona whose Family member lost their life while on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces may apply for the ArizonaAZ Gold Star plate Gold Star Family plate. An initial and renewal fee of $25.00 is charged in addition to the registration fee. $17.00 of the initial and annual renewal fee goes for construction and maintenance of the Enduring Freedom Memorial. May be personalized with maximum of 5 characters. Also available with a disability symbol. May be ordered from the Arizona Department of Transportation Online Special License Plate webpage.
Who is eligible for the Arizona Gold Star Family License Plate?
Applicant must be a Spouse or (by adoption or blood) a Child, parent, brother or sister of a person who lost their life while on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Arizona Driver’s License Extension for Active Military: If the expiration date on a driver's license of an active duty Service member expires while on active duty, the license will remain valid for up to 6 months from the time the member leaves military service.

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Arizona Active Duty Military Photo Update Waiver: All licensees are required to update their photo and pass a vision test every 12 years. However, if the Arizona Department of Transportation has recorded your active military status these requirements will not apply.

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Arizona Registration Renewal for Out-of-state Military Personnel: Arizona residents on active military duty stationed out of state may renew a vehicle registration:

If the Service member owns a vehicle that is located out of state at the time of renewal and is required to be tested for emissions, the Service member may apply for an Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Online Application for Military Vehicle Exemption.

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Arizona Resident Special Military Vehicle License Tax Exemption: This exemption allows for the renewal of a vehicle registration for one year without payment of the vehicle license tax and registration fees. It is available one time per deployment and may be applied for during the time period between the date of deploymentmilitary vehicles in storage until one year after the deployment ends or the member is released from duty. This exemption applies to no more than two vehicles, and each vehicle requires a separate Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles Special Military Exemption Form.
Who is eligible for the Arizona Resident Special Military Vehicle License Tax Exemption?
The Service member must meet all of the qualifications below:

  • An Arizona resident

  • A member of the U.S. Armed Forces regular component, reserve component or National Guard

  • Deployed in support of a worldwide contingency operation of the U.S. Armed Forces

  • The owner/lessee of the vehicle.

A Spouse, Surviving Spouse or legally designated representative may request an exemption on behalf of a qualifying owner/lessee who is serving on active duty, who remains listed as missing in action, or who died while serving on active duty. The date of death must be in the current or previous registration year.

The applicant must ensure all other registration requirements are met and submit a completed Special Military Exemption form and military orders at the time of registration.

Note: Qualified individuals who already paid vehicle license tax and registration fees while eligible for the exemption are not entitled to a refund but may apply for the exemption at the next registration renewal.

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Arizona 100% Disabled Veteran License Tax or Registration Fee Exemption: A Veteran owning or co-owning a vehicle is exempt from payment of vehicle license tax or registration fee, if the Veteran is certified by the VA to be 100% disabled and drawing compensation on that basis. The exemption also applies to the Surviving Spouse, until remarriage, and to only one vehicle or any replacement of the vehicle owned by the Veteran or the Surviving Spouse.

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Arizona Resident Vehicle Bought with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Financial Aid, License Tax and Registration Fee Exemption: A Veteran residing in Arizona is exempt from payment of both the vehicle license tax or registration fee for a vehicle or a replacement vehicle acquired by financial aid from the VA. The exemption applies to only one vehicle or any replacement of the vehicle owned by the Veteran.

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Arizona Nonresident Active Duty Military Personnel Exempt from License Tax Portion of Vehicle Registration: Active duty military personnel stationed in Arizona who are not Arizona residents are not required to pay the vehicle license tax portion of the annual vehicle registration.
Who is eligible for an Exemption of the License Tax Portion of Vehicle Registration?
To register a vehicle, nonresident active duty military personnel must:

  • Provide an affidavit for vehicle license tax exemption of nonresident service personnel issued and certified by the commanding officer

  • Meet all applicable vehicle emissions test requirements

  • Pay a registration fee and, if applicable, commercial registration and weight fees, motor carrier fees and/or any late registration penalty fees that may apply.

When the nonresident Service member is assigned overseas and the Spouse or dependent must remain in Arizona, the exemption still applies if the nonresident service person's name appears on the vehicle title. The nonresident Service member must have been on military assignment in Arizona at the time the overseas orders were issued.

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Arizona Commercial Driver License Skills Test Waiver: Eligible military personnel or Veterans may have the Commercial Driver License (CDL) skills tests waived when applying for a CDL.

The applicant must meet these two conditions:

  • Is either on active duty or separated within the last year under honorable conditions

  • Certify that they have operated a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) or equivalent for at least two years immediately preceding discharge or applying for the waiver procedure.

Fill out the application for Arizona Department of Transportation, Military Skills Test Waiver, Form 96-0680.

Return the completed Military Skills Test Waiver form to an Arizona Department of Transportation CDL office to begin the CDL knowledge testing process.

  • The customer must meet all applicable eligibility, identity and authorized presence requirements.

Arizona Department of Transportation, Commercial Diver License Information Page
Arizona Department of Transportation CDL Office Directory

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What are my Arizona Military and Veterans Health and Insurance Benefits?

Arizona National Guard Medical covered under Workers’ Compensation Laws during State Active Duty: A member of the Arizona National Guard, Arizona state guard or unorganized militia is deemed a state employee and entitled to coverage under the Arizona workers' compensation law at all times while the Service member is receiving the payment of their military salary from the state of Arizona when under competent military orders or upon order of the governor. Compensation benefits are based upon the monthly military pay rate that the Service member is entitled to at the time of injury, but not less than a salary of four hundred dollars per month, nor more than the maximum provided by the workers' compensation law. No Arizona compensation benefits will be paid to a Service member compensable under federal law.

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Arizona National Guard Service Member Death covered under Workers’ Compensation Laws during State Active Duty: In the case of an injury causing death, temporary employees (National Guard Service members on State Active Duty) are covered under Arizona Workers' Compensation Laws.

The benefits available are:

  • Up to $5,000 in burial expenses

  • To the Surviving Spouse, if no Children, 66 2/3% of average wage of the deceased, to be paid until such Spouse's death or upon remarriage with an additional 2 year compensation in one lump sum upon remarriage

  • To the Surviving Spouse if Children exist, an additional amount of 35% of the average wage to be divided equally among them until the age of eighteen years, until the age of twenty-two years if the Child is enrolled as a full-time student in any accredited educational institution, or if over eighteen years and incapable of self-support until the Child becomes capable of self-support.

  • In certain cases, surviving parents and siblings may be entitled to compensation

  • In the event of death of a dependent before expiration of the time named in the award, the funeral expenses of such person, not to exceed eight hundred dollars, shall be paid.

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National Guard Association of Arizona logoNational Guard Association of Arizona State Sponsored Life Insurance for National Guard Service Members (SSLI): SSLI is a term life insurance program designed by Guardsmen for Guardsmen. SSLI is a supplemental program and not designed to replace SGLI.

Coverage Overview:

  • $1,000 No Cost life insurance coverage on each Service member

  • Coverage available from $10,000 to $260,000 on National Guard members under 50. Members over 50 can get $10,000 to $110,000.

  • Coverage available from $5,000 to $155,000 on Spouses under 50. Spouses over 50 can get $5,000 to $60,000.

  • Coverage available to $5,000 for Children

  • Coverage continues until age 70

  • Emergency benefits are paid within 24-48 hours of notification (No death certificate required)

  • Coverage remains the same and monthly rates do not change when you retire or leave the National Guard. One increase at age 50 and a second and final increase at age 60

  • Monthly premiums are payroll deducted

  • Provides a $40,000 scholarship fund to a Surviving Spouse or Child of an insured member with $100,000 or more of coverage who dies in a combat zone or as a result of terrorism

  • No war, aviation, or terrorism clauses

  • There is a two-year suicide clause.

Who is eligible for National Guard Association of Arizona State Sponsored Life Insurance for National Guard Service Members? National Guard Service members and their dependents are eligible for SSLI.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Life Insurance: The VA provides valuable life insurance benefits to Veterans, Active and Reserve Component Service members and their Families to provide financial security given the extraordinary risks involved in military Service. The VA provides the following life insurance benefit programs:

  • Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI)

  • Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI)

  • Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI)

  • Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program (TSGLI)

  • Service-Disabled Veterans’ Life Insurance (S-DVI)

  • Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI)

Learn more about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Life Insurance

Tricare Reserve Select Health Insurance: TRICARE Reserve Select is a premium-based plan, available worldwide for Selected Reserve, (Reserve and National Guard) and their Families who meet the following qualifications:

  • Not on active duty orders

  • Not covered under the Transitional Assistance Management Program

  • Not eligible for or enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program or currently covered under FEHB, either under their own eligibility or through a Family member.

The plan provides comprehensive health care coverage when you're not activated and covered by active duty TRICARE benefits.

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What are my Arizona Military and Veterans Parks and Recreation Benefits?

Complimentary Arizona Hunting and Fishing Licenses for 100% Disabled Veterans: Licenses will be issued free of charge to a disabled Veteran who has been a resident of Arizona for at least one year immediately preceding the application. The Disabled Veteran's License grants all the privileges of a Hunt/Fish Combination License.
Who is eligible for Complimentary Arizona Hunting and Fishing Licenses for 100% Disabled Veterans?
A disabled Veteran who is receiving compensation from the U.S. government for permanent and total service-connected disabilities rated at 100% disabled. A VA rating of 100% Individual Unemployability is not authorized to receive this license. This is based on the disability rating, not on the compensation received by the Veteran. The Disabled Veteran's License grants all the privileges of a Hunt/Fish Combination License. An eligible applicant must have been a resident of Arizona for at least one year immediately preceding the application.
Arizona Game and Fish Department, Application for Disabled Veteran’s License

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Arizona Hunting and Fishing License Residency for Nonresident Service Members Stationed in Arizona: A member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is on active duty and stationed in this state for either permanent or temporary duty; or is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty stationed in another state or country but who lists this state as their home of record at the time of applying for a license, permit, tag, or stamp is considered a resident for licensing purposes. You can purchase licenses from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Online License webpage.
Arizona Game and Fish Department, Residency Brochure

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AZ State Park Arizona State Parks (ASP) Veterans and Military Discount Program: To support active military members and Veterans, ASPs offer the following day use discounts to our parks. Discounts apply to the qualified Veteran discount program pass holder and up to three accompanying adults

  • All Active Military, Guard and Reserve - 50% off the day-use entrance. Please show your Military ID at the gate, no pass is required.

  • Disabled Military - 50% off day use pass to all service disabled (10-90%) military. Please bring your VA-Certified proof of service-connected disability along with your license.

  • Arizona Resident - Retired Military Veterans - 50% off day use pass. Please bring proof of service (for example a military ID or DD214) along with your Arizona license to a park visitor center.

  • 100% Military Disabled Veterans - 100% free day-use pass. Please bring your VA-Certified proof of 100% service-connected disability to a park visitor center to receive your pass.

Discounts are not applicable at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, for tours including Kartchner Caverns State Park cave tour tickets or Riordan Mansion State Historic Park tours, special use fees, special program fees, special events fees, special event admission fees, any reservation fees, camping fees or overnight parking fees. Pass is non-transferable and photo ID is required for entrance.

You can pick up a Discount Program Card at any Arizona State park (partner parks not included) or at the Central Phoenix Office.

Arizona State Parks
23751 N. 23rd Avenue, #190
Phoenix, AZ 85085

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What are my Arizona Military and Veterans Miscellaneous Benefits?

Arizona Military Family Relief Fund Arizona Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF): MFRF provides financial assistance to the Families of currently deployed Service members, Military and Veteran Families for hardships caused by the Service member's deployment to a combat zone.

Assistance from the MFRF is determined by an Advisory Committee, which is comprised of twelve members appointed by the Governor as well as the Director of the ADVS.
Who is eligible for Arizona Military Family Relief Fund? Service members and Veterans discharged under honorable conditions who meet all of the following criteria may be eligible for financial assistance :

  • Deployment by the Service member or Veteran

    • Military deployment is the movement of U.S. Armed Forces. Deployment includes any movement from a military Service member’s home station to somewhere outside the continental U.S. and its territories.

  • Arizona Residency (one of the following must apply to the Service member or)

    • Claimed Arizona as home of record OR

    • Member of Arizona National Guard at time of deployment OR

    • Deployed from an Arizona military installation

  • Financial Hardship (one of the following must apply):

    • For Veterans: must demonstrate that a deployment caused their current financial hardship

    • For Family members of a Service member: must demonstrate that a financial hardship is due to the Service member’s current deployment

    • For surviving Families: Service member or Veteran died or was wounded in the line of duty and Family members need financial assistance with travel and living expenses.

If a Surviving Spouse or dependent Child of a deceased Service member is applying for financial assistance, the Service member must have died in the line of duty in a combat zone or a zone where the person was receiving hazardous duty pay.
Arizona Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF) Financial Assistance Application

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Arizona Gold Star Military Medal: The Arizona State Legislature has created the Arizona Gold Star Military Medal to honor Arizona members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have been killed in action since Arizona became a State on February 14, 1912.
Arizona Gold Star Military Medal Who is eligible for the Arizona Gold Star Military Medal? Members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served in time of conflict and meet the criteria below may be awarded the Arizona Gold Star Military Medal. Only one medal will be issued to the next-of-kin per qualifying individual.

The Arizona Gold Star Military Medal may be awarded on behalf of the people of Arizona to an individual who has been killed in action from and after February 13, 1912 while:

  • Engaged in an action against an enemy of the U.S.

  • Engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force

  • Serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the U.S. is not a belligerent party

  • Serving in a combat zone as designated by a presidential order.

The Families of qualifying individuals applying for the Arizona Gold Star Military Medal must complete an application form and forward the request along with a copy of DD1300, Casualty Report attesting to the fact that the qualifying individual was a resident of Arizona at the time of death. In addition, the request must include a copy of proof of relationship as father, mother, marriage, baptismal certificates, or a notarized certificate which clearly show relationship.

If you meet the criteria for this award and would like to apply to receive it, please download, print and complete the form on page 1 of the application document (see link below), and mail it with the documents named above to the address shown at the top of the form.
Arizona Gold Star Military Medal Application

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Arizona Veterans Court: Arizona Veterans Court is a collaborative process that includes the prosecutor, defense counsel, Judge, and sometimes the federal or local state's Department of Veteran Affairs and other community-based support organizations. The goal of Veterans Court is to rehabilitate and restore Veterans as active, contributing members of their community.

Veterans Court programs typically focus on Veterans who are currently in, or entering, the Criminal Justice System. The Court creates and supervises treatment plans to address the underlying causes of the Veteran's behavior and/or substance abuse issues. Issues commonly addressed by such treatment programs include:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Anger issues

  • Domestic Violence

  • Alcohol abuse

  • Drug Abuse

By focusing on the root problems that contribute to involvement with the criminal justice system and providing specific rehabilitation programs, the Veterans Court provides an opportunity for the Veteran to return to the community in a more advantageous and beneficial manner.

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Arizona Veterans Services Division: The ADVS provides a network of Veterans Benefits Counselors (VBCs) who give information, counseling and assistance to Veterans, their dependents and survivors in matters pertaining to federal and state benefits earned by honorable service in the U.S. Armed Forces. All VBCs are working remotely. They provide all services to clients virtually, over the phone or via email. To request an appointment to speak with a VBC, call 602-535-1215.

VBCs will help Veterans by:

  • Educating them on eligibility requirements for benefits

  • Processing VA compensation and pension applications

  • Appealing VA decisions

  • Representing claimants at VA hearings

  • Filing for survivor’s benefits

  • Applying for discharge upgrades

  • Referring claimants to other agencies for potential benefits

  • Requesting military service records and certifying DD214s (discharge paperwork)

  • Discussing State Veteran Benefits.

Learn more about the Arizona Veterans Services Division

Arizona State Veteran Homes (ASVH): The mission of the ASVH is to provide professional skilled nursing and rehabilitative care for the geriatric and chronically ill Veteran and dependent/Surviving Spouses throughout Arizona. Their goal is for each Veteran to attain or maintain their highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.Arizona Veterans Home

The ASVHs are in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona.

The Arizona State Veteran Home-Phoenix (ASVH-PHX) is a State owned and operated facility built next to the VA Medical Center and Steele Indian School Park. ASVH-PHX serves the long-term care and rehabilitative needs of the Veterans of Arizona. The 200 beds are divided into 150 long term care beds, a 25-bed memory care unit and a 25-bed Medicare/rehab focused unit.
Arizona State Veterans Home - Phoenix Application Arizona State Veteran Home - Tucson

The Arizona State Veteran Home - Tucson site is located adjacent to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (VA Hospital) in Tucson. This facility is a 120-bed skilled nursing facility offering many amenities to Arizona's Veterans such as all private rooms, full baths, and selective dining in a homelike environment.
Arizona State Veterans Home - Tucson Application
Who is eligible for care at the Arizona State Veteran Homes?
An applicant is eligible for admission if the applicant is an honorably separated Veteran, or the Spouse of a Veteran. As a pre-requisite, the applicant must require skilled nursing care as determined by a physician. There must be documented evidence of the absence of tuberculosis.

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Arizona State Cemeteries: Arizona has three State Veteran Cemeteries: The Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery is located in Sierra Vista. TheArizona State Cemetery Camp Navajo Arizona Veteran's Memorial Cemetery at Camp Navajo is located in Bellemont and finally the Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Marana. Veterans may choose:

  • A columbaria niche for cremated remains (which includes an inscribed marble niche cover), or

  • In-ground burial plot for cremated remains in a gravel section (which is marked with a flat granite memorial, only available at Marana and Camp Navajo), or

  • A full-casket interment, in-ground burial (which includes an inscribed upright granite monument and a double concrete crypt liner)

Who is eligible for Burial at an Arizona State Cemetery? Any Veteran who has other than a dishonorable discharge is eligible for burial. Spouses, un-remarried Surviving Spouses, minor Children and certain dependents are also eligible for burial. There is no charge for interment for Veterans, and a one-time nominal fee for eligible Spouses and dependents. (fees change annually based on VA-specified COLA adjustment, please contact the cemetery for more information). Also eligible for burial are members of the reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard, and Reserve Officer Training Corps who die while on active duty for training or performing service, or who have 20 years of service in reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces creditable for retired pay.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in Arizona

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in Arizona: The VA has numerous resources available for Veterans and Family members. Please see the local location listing for your nearest facility.

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 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Cemeteries in Arizona: The VA National Cemetery Administration maintains two national cemeteries in Arizona. Please see the local location listing for the nearest cemetery.

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Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services
3839 N 3rd Street
Phoenix AZ, 85012
602-255-3373

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Military Installations in Arizona

Please see the Arizona Military Resource Locator for additional information

Active Duty

Army
Fort Huachuca
Yuma Proving Ground

Air Force
Davis-Monthan AFB
Luke AFB

Marines
MC Air Station Yuma

National Guard
Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs
Arizona Army National Guard

Arizona Air National Guard
161st Air Refueling Wing
162nd Wing

U.S. Army Reserve
63rd Readiness Division

Resources

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Find Locations Search Engine

Air National Guard Benefits

Army National Guard Benefits

Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicles Division Information

Arizona Department of Veterans' Services

Arizona Department of Economic Security, Veterans Program

FEDSHIREVETS, Veterans Preference

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission, Arizona

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Service Organization Directory

Arizona Department of Veterans' Services, Military and Veterans Legislative Wrap Up

Arizona Veterans Information Directory

Arizona Revised Statutes

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Document Review Date: 13 January 2021