Idaho

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Summary of Idaho Military and Veterans Benefits: Idaho offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including Idaho National Guard State Education Assistance Program, state park passes, vehicle license plates, as well as hunting and fishing license privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component and Veteran disability status.


Idaho Military and Veterans State Benefits Highlights and Eligibility

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What are my Idaho Military and Veterans State Tax Benefits?

Idaho Resident Service Member Military Income Not Taxed when Stationed Outside Idaho: When stationed outside the State of Idaho, active duty military are exempt from Idaho state income tax. The full-time duty must be continuous and uninterrupted for 120 consecutive days or more.

Learn more about Idaho Resident Service Member Military Income Not Taxed when Stationed Outside Idaho

Idaho Retired Military Pay Income Tax Deduction: Retirement benefits paid by the United States to a retired member of the U.S. Military or the un-remarried Surviving Spouse of such member if the recipient is age 65 or older or disabled and age 62 or older are deductible. The amount deducted must be reduced by retirement benefits paid under the Federal Social Security Act and the Federal Railroad Retirement Act. See the Idaho State Tax Commission, Individual Income Tax Forms for the maximum amount that can be deducted for a particular year.
Who is eligible for the Idaho Retired Military Pay Income Tax Deduction? The recipient must be at least age 65 or be classified as disabled and be at least age 62. The following individuals are classified as disabled:

  • An individual recognized as disabled by the Social Security Administration, the Railroad Retirement Board or the Office of Management and Budget

  • A Veteran of a U.S. war with a service-connected disability rating of 10% or more

  • A Veteran of a U.S. war with a nonservice-connected disability pension

  • A person who has a physician-certified permanent disability with no expectation of improvement

Learn more about Idaho Retired Military Pay Income Tax Deduction

Idaho State Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Military Disability Retired Pay: Military Disability Retirement Pay received as a pension, annuity or similar allowance for personal injury or Idaho state capitol buildingsickness resulting from active service in the Armed Forces should not be included in taxable income if any of the following conditions apply:

  • You were entitled to receive a disability payment before September 25, 1975

  • You were a member of the military (active or reserves) or were under a binding written commitment to become a member on September 24, 1975

  • You receive disability payments for a combat-related injury. This is a personal injury or sickness that:

    • Resulted directly from armed conflict

    • Took place while you were engaged in extra-hazardous service

    • Took place under conditions simulating, including training exercises such as maneuvers, or

    • Was caused by an instrumentality of war

  • You would be entitled to receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) if you filed an application for it (the exclusion under this condition equals the amount you would be entitled to from the VA).

Learn more about Idaho State Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Military Disability Retired Pay

Idaho 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.

Learn more about Idaho State Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

3 people walking in a veteran cemetery Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/ Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)/ Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan (RSFPP) Idaho State Tax Benefits: Retirement benefits paid by the United States to an un-remarried Surviving Spouse of a Service member if the recipient is age 65 or older or disabled and age 62 or older are deductible.
Who is eligible for SBP / RCSBP / RSFPP Idaho State Tax Benefits? The recipients must be at least age 65 or be classified as disabled and be at least age 62. The following individuals are classified as disabled:

  • An individual recognized as disabled by the Social Security Administration, the Railroad Retirement Board or the Office of Management and Budget

  • A Veteran of a U.S. war with a service-connected disability rating of 10% or more

  • A Veteran of a U.S. war with a nonservice-connected disability pension

  • A person who has a physician-certified permanent disability with no expectation of improvement

Idaho State Tax Commission, Senior and Retiree Fact Sheet

Learn more about Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/ Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)/ Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan (RSFPP) Idaho State Tax Benefits

Idaho Military Spouses Residency Relief Act: The earned income of qualifying Spouses of Idaho Service members is no longer subject to Idaho income tax due to the federal Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (SR 475, HR 1182) passed in November of 2009.
Who is eligible for the Idaho Military Spouses Residency Relief Act?

  • You are married to a Service member who is serving in Idaho and has registered in the military with another state as a home of record; and

  • You have moved to Idaho with the Service member and you have the same domicile (permanent residence) as the Service member's home of record.

How to claim the exemption from Idaho income taxes:

Learn more about the Idaho Military Spouses Residency Relief Act

Idaho Property Tax Reduction (Circuit Breaker) Program: The Property Tax Reduction (Circuit Breaker) Program reduces property taxes for qualified applicants based on income from the previous calendar year.

If you qualify, the property taxes on your home and up to one acre of land may be reduced by as much as $1,320.
Who is eligible for the Idaho Property Tax Reduction (Circuit Breaker) Program? You may qualify for a property tax reduction in 2021 if you meet the following requirements:

  • Owned and lived in a home or mobile home in Idaho that was your primary residence before April 15, 2021 (You may qualify if you lived in a care facility or nursing home. Contact your county assessor for information), and

  • Had income of $31,900 or less for 2020, and

  • Met one or more of the following status requirements as of January 1, 2021:

    • Age 65 or older

    • Surviving Spouse

    • Blind

    • Fatherless or motherless Child under 18 years of age

    • Former prisoner of war/hostage

    • Veteran with at least 10% service-connected disability or receiving VA pension for a nonservice-connected disability.

    • Disabled as recognized by the Social Security Administration, Railroad Retirement Board, or Federal Civil Service. If you’re not covered by the listed agencies, then disabled as recognized by a public employee retirement system.

Applications are available from your county assessor. You must apply each year between January 1 and April 15.
Idaho Tax Commission, 2021 Property Tax Reduction (Circuit Breaker) Brochure
Idaho County Assessor Directory

Learn more about the Idaho Property Tax Reduction (Circuit Breaker) Program

Idaho Property Tax Deferral Program: The Property Tax Deferral Program offers individuals a way to defer property taxes on their home and up to one acre of land. The taxes and interest must eventually be repaid to the state of Idaho.
Who is eligible for the Idaho Property Tax Deferral Program? You qualify for property tax deferral if you meet the following requirements:

  • Owned and lived in a home or mobile home in Idaho that was your primary residence before April 15, 2021, and it:

    • Isn't subject to a trust, life estate, or other interest

    • Doesn't have a reverse mortgage or home equity line of credit

  • Met one or more of the following status requirements as of January 1, 2021:

    • Age 65 or older

    • Surviving Spouse

    • Blind

    • Fatherless or motherless Child under 18 years of age

    • Former Prisoner of War (POW)/hostage

    • Veteran with a 10% or more service-connected disability or receiving a pension from Veteran's Affairs (VA) for a non-service-connected disability

    • Disabled as recognized by the Social Security Administration, Railroad Retirement Board, or Federal Civil Service

    • Had combined income of $50,000 or less for 2020.

When you complete your application, include income reported to you and your Spouse in 2020. You must apply for your 2021 property tax deferral between January 1 and April 15, 2021.
Idaho Tax Commission, 2021 Property Tax Deferral Program Brochure
Idaho County Assessor Directory

Learn more about the Idaho Property Tax Deferral Program

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What are my Idaho Military and Veterans Education Benefits?

soldier taking notes Idaho National Guard State Education Assistance Program: The Idaho National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program will pay up to $4000 per state fiscal year to attend any public or private institution of higher education in Idaho, a vocational education school, or a community college. Courses can be reimbursed if they are not paid for by any other funding or educational program.
Who is eligible for the Idaho National Guard State Education Assistance Program? In order to be eligible for Idaho State Education Assistance reimbursement students must meet the following membership criteria:

  • A member of the Idaho National Guard

  • Graduate of Basic Military/Combat Training

  • Have more than two years remaining of military service obligation at the start date of the class

  • Must maintain an active and satisfactory status in the Idaho National Guard throughout the entire course/term for which reimbursement is tendered

  • Courses which end after Expiration Term of Service (ETS) date are not eligible for reimbursement

  • Service members must apply with all required and completed documents to the respective (Idaho Army/Air NG) Education office prior to the class start date in order to receive authorization for tuition and registration fees reimbursement; and

  • Service members must submit proof of satisfactory course completion within 30 days of course completion or no later than 10 days prior to the end of the State fiscal year (30 June) whichever comes first, with minimum grade of a C, in order to receive reimbursement for approved tuition and registration fees reimbursement application.

In order to receive reimbursement under this program Service members must follow the rules regarding satisfactory participation and be in good standing by the course/term end date and any time before the reimbursement check is authorized:

  • No more than four periods of Unexcused Absence during the last 12 months

  • Not under suspension of favorable actions in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and policies

  • Most recent record APFT/AF Fitness Program and height/weight must have passing scores.

Idaho National Guard State Education Assistance Program Application Information
Idaho National Guard State Education Assistance Program Statement of Understanding

Learn more about the Idaho National Guard State Education Assistance Program

Idaho Operation Education Scholarship Program: The Operation Education Scholarship Program is designed to financially assist severely injured U.S. military personnel and/or their Spouses with continuing education. The program will provide needed resources and support to empower returning Veterans and/or their Spouses to pursue a degree program at the University of Idaho.
Who is eligible for the Idaho Operation Education Scholarship Program?

  • Honorably separated U.S. military Veteran from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Reserves or National Guard

  • Has a service-connected injury caused or aggravated by military service after September 11, 2001; as a result of that injury, has a documented disability that severely impacts function of one or more major life activities

  • Meets the requirements for admission to the University of Idaho as a degree-seeking student

  • Enrolls as a full-time undergraduate, graduate or law student at the University of Idaho (Note: The scholarship committee may make an exception for part-time enrollment should the disability and other circumstances, in the committee's judgment, preclude full-time enrollment.)

  • The Spouse of a Veteran who meets requirements 1 and 2 may be eligible; the Spouse also must meet requirements 3 and 4. In partnership, a Veteran and Spouse may both be eligible to receive funding and other services provided by the program as each pursues an Idaho degree

  • Priority will be given to Idaho residents (as defined by the University of Idaho Catalog) and to those Veterans whose injury and resulting disability are the result of action in a combat zone.

Veterans' Spouses may apply jointly or individually for the Operation Education Scholarship.
University of Idaho, Operation Education Eligibility Requirements
University of Idaho, Operation Education, Resources and Support
University of Idaho, Operation Education, How to Apply and Application

Learn more about the Idaho Operation Education Scholarship Program

Idaho Instate Tuition for Service Members and Dependents: Any independent student, Spouse, or parent/guardian of a dependent student who meets one of the following criteria. Armed Forces includes U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and the reserve forces of those groups; it does not include related civilian employees.

  • Member of U.S. Armed Forces who entered service as an Idaho resident, has maintained Idaho resident status, but is stationed outside of Idaho on military orders

  • Member of U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Idaho on military orders

  • Officer or enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard

  • Member who has separated under honorable conditions after at least 2 years of service and enters an Idaho public institution within 1 year of separation date:

    • Who at the time of separation designated Idaho as intended domicile or

    • Who listed Idaho as home of record in service or

    • Who moves to Idaho for purpose of establishing domicile; provided, however, to maintain status as a resident student, must actively establish domicile within one year of registration at an Idaho public institution.

Learn more about Idaho Instate Tuition for Service Members and Dependents

Children sitting on the steps of a schoolIdaho Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (MIC3): The purpose of this compact is to remove barriers to educational success imposed on Children of military Families because 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.

MIC3 Assistance Request

Primary Point of Contact
Phone: 208-332-6955

Learn more about Idaho Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

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What are my Idaho Military and Veterans Employment Benefits?

Idaho Public Employment Veterans Hiring Preference: Idaho Law provides Veterans preference points for individuals who have been in active service, other than active duty for training, of the United States as defined by Idaho Code, Title 65, Chapter 5, Section 502(6), and U.S.C Section 2108. Veterans preference points are also provided for individuals who have served on active duty in the armed services, have been discharged honorably and who have a present service-connected disability of 10% or more, or are a Purple Heart recipient. Veterans preference points are added to the final passing score and may improve a Veterans position on a list of qualified candidates. The preference points added are used only for initial appointment and not for promotions, transfers, or reassignments. Veterans preference requires public employers to provide additional consideration for eligible Veterans, but it does not guarantee the Veteran a job.
Who is eligible for Idaho Public Employment Veterans Hiring Preference? To be eligible for Veterans preference points you must have been discharged under honorable conditions. Veterans preference points are available on the initial hire only.

Preference Points

5 Points:

  • Preference eligible Veterans discharged under honorable conditions, or the Surviving Spouse of a preference eligible Veteran, as long as they remain unmarried, are eligible for five preference points.

10 points:

  • Disabled Veterans are defined as any individual who has served on active duty in the armed services at any time, who has been discharged under honorable conditions, and who has a present service-connected disability of 10% or more or are Purple Heart recipients. They are eligible for 10 points that will be added to the earned rating and shall be placed on the register in accordance with their augmented rating. Surviving Spouses of any disabled Veteran or Purple Heart recipient honorably discharged may also claim the 10 points if they remain unmarried. Spouses of disabled Veterans may claim preference if the Veteran is unable to qualify for any public employment because of a service-connected disability.

  • 10 points with offer of interview: Disabled Veterans discharged under honorable conditions who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time and who have a service connected disability of 30% or more shall be offered an interview if they are one of the top 10 qualified applicants. Surviving Spouses of any disabled Veteran may also claim the 10 points if they remain unmarried -- however they will not be guaranteed an interview if they are one (1) of the top 10 qualified applicants.

Preference Eligible Veterans:

  • Served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time, and separated under honorable conditions and has established the existence of a service-connected disability of 10% or more; OR

  • Are Purple Heart recipients; OR

  • Served on active duty at any time from December 7, 1941 and ending July 1, 1955; OR

  • Served on active duty for 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; OR

  • Served on active duty at any time from August 2, 1990, and ending on January 2, 1992; OR

  • Served on active duty for a period of more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred during the period beginning on September 11, 2001, and ending when prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law as the last date of Operation Iraqi Freedom; OR

  • Have been awarded an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, whether listed here or not is qualified for Veterans preference. Examples of some of the most common campaign medals are: Vietnam (Service Medal), El Salvador, Lebanon, Granada, Panama, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Southwest Asia (Persian Gulf), Somalia, and Haiti; OR if you are the Spouse of a disabled Veteran who is physically unable to perform any work; or the Surviving Spouse of a preference eligible or disabled Veteran; please refer to the Veterans preference form in your online application for more information.

Idaho Veterans Preference Form
Idaho Department of Labor, Veterans Preference Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Idaho Public Employment Veterans Hiring Preference

MP standing in front of equipment Federal Employment Veterans 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 both 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 Percent 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 Department of Veterans Affairs 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. This type of preference is usually referred to as "derived preference" because it is based on service of a Veteran who is not able to use the preference. Both a Mother and a Spouse (including Surviving Spouses) 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 Department of Veterans Affairs 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.

Learn more about Federal Employment Veterans Hiring Preferences

Idaho Professional License Benefits for Service Members and Spouses: All persons holding occupational or professional licenses issued by the State of Idaho and who are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, shall be exempt from the payment of any professional or occupational license or renewal fee required by any law of this state for the period during which such persons shall be engaged in the military services of the United States. And during such period of military service, or service in the auxiliary branches thereof for six months following the discharge from such military service or auxiliary service in the present war, such license shall remain in good standing without the necessity of renewal and during said period the same shall not be cancelled, suspended or revoked.

Please note that state professional and occupational licensing boards may accept your military education, training and experience toward meeting the qualifications for a license, certification or registration. Boards may also expedite your application or the application of your Spouse.

If you already hold an active Idaho license and are on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, your license will remain active without renewing it for six months following your discharge from active duty. Please contact the board and provide them with the materials to document your active military status before your renewal date.
Who is eligible for Idaho Professional License Benefits for Service Members and Spouses? Service members in possession of an occupational or professional license issued by Idaho on active duty and the six months following discharge.
Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing, Fact Sheet regarding Professional Licenses for Service Members

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Idaho State Employee Leave for Military Duty: All officers and employees of the Idaho who are members of the national guard or reserves in the U.S. Armed Forces, are entitled each calendar year to 120 hours of military leave of absence from their respective duties without loss of pay, time, or efficiency rating during which they shall be engaged in military duty ordered or authorized under the provisions of law.
Who is eligible for Idaho State Employee Leave for Military Duty? National Guard or Reserve Service members that are state employees are eligible for military leave.

Learn more about Idaho State Employee Leave for Military Duty

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 Idaho ARNGrights 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 clearly 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 Benefits?
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

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What are my Idaho Military and Veterans Unemployment Compensation?

Idaho Unemployment Insurance (UI):
UI benefits replace part of the income you lose when you become unemployed. It is a benefit available to workers who are out of work through no fault of their own. This means to be eligible; you must have been laid off due to lack of work, voluntarily quit with good cause connected with employment or were discharged but not for misconduct. UI benefits are funded through a tax on employers, which is collected by the Idaho Department of Labor and placed in a federal trust fund. Money from that fund can be used for unemployment benefits and for no other purpose.

word resume typed on paper You may apply for unemployment insurance at the Idaho Department of Unemployment Insurance, Claimant Portal. The Idaho Department of Labor does not accept claims over the telephone. If you do not have Internet access or need help filing online, you may file at your nearest local Idaho Department of Labor office. To file an Unemployment Insurance claim, you will need the following information:

  • Social Security number

  • Driver's license

  • If you are not a citizen of the United States, your Alien Registration number and card

  • Business names, complete addresses including zip codes and phone numbers of all employers for whom you worked during the past 2 years

  • Dates your work started and ended for those employers

  • Total gross earnings from those employers

  • Reason you are no longer working for those employers

  • DD214, Member 4, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if you were a member of the military service in the past 2 years

  • County of residence if you live outside the state of Idaho

To be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits you must:

  • Be totally or partially unemployed through no fault of your own

  • Be a US citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.

  • Be available for full-time work

  • Be able to perform full-time work

  • Be willing to actively seek full-time work

  • Establish monetary entitlement to benefits by having sufficient earnings under the Idaho Department of Labor, Monetary Eligibility Requirements:

    • You must have worked and been paid wages for employment in at least two of the quarters in your base period

    • AND have been paid at least $1,872 in wages in one of those quarters

    • AND the total wages paid in your base period must equal one and a quarter times your highest quarter wages.

Idaho Department of Labor, Local Office Directory
Idaho Department of Labor, How to File a Claim Fact Sheet
Idaho Department of Labor, Claimant Portal User Guide

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What are my Idaho Military and Veterans Department of Motor Vehicles Benefits?

Idaho Drivers License with Veteran Designation Veteran Designation on Idaho Driver’s Licenses and Identification (ID) Cards: Starting November 10, 2014 Veterans who present valid documentation showing proof of honorable discharge from military service will be provided Veteran designation on their Idaho Driver's license or state-issued ID card. There is no charge to add the Veteran designation to a new or renewed Idaho driver's license or ID card. There will be a $15 duplicate card fee to add the Veteran designation at any other time. The designation is permanent and will not incur any additional costs.

List of Acceptable Documents for Proof of Honorable Service

  • DD214

  • DD215

  • DD217

  • GSA Form 6954 from the National Archives

  • NA Form 13038 from the National Archives

  • NA Form 13041 from the National Archives

  • NAVCG Form 2510 from the United States Coast Guard

  • NAVMC Form 70-PD from the United States Marine Corps

  • NAVMC Form 78-PD from the United States Marine Corps

  • NAVPERS Form 553 from the United States Navy NAVPERS

  • Form 554 from the United States Navy

  • NAVPERS Form 660 from the United States Navy NAVPERS

  • Form 661 from the United States Navy

  • NGB Form 22 from the National Guard

  • Bureau PHS Form 1867 from the US Public Health Services

  • WD AGO Form 53-55 from the United States Army

  • WD AGO Form 53-98 from the United States Army

  • WD AGO Form 755 from the United States Army

  • Verification of Service Letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs

  • DD Form 2 Military Retired ID Card

  • 100% Disabled Veteran Card or Letter

To receive the Veteran’s designation, you must present an acceptable military document to an Idaho driver’s license office showing proof of honorable discharge from military service, a valid active-duty identification, or proof of having a Veteran license plate.
Idaho Transportation Department, Veterans Designation Fact Sheet
Idaho Transportation Department, Division of Motor Vehicle Office Directory

Learn more about Veteran Designation on Idaho Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards

Idaho Military and Veteran License Plates: The Idaho Transportation Department offers nine distinctive license plates to honor the service and sacrifice of eligible Service members, Veterans, retirees and certain Family members. Specific eligibility and documentation requirements will apply.

Ordering Special License Plates:

  • Clearly print all requested information on the application form

  • Use one form for each vehicle

  • Attach the required military documents. Military license plates will not be issued without the required documentation.

  • Do not send fees with the application. You will be billed, or you may include your MasterCard or Visa number and card expiration date.

  • Credit will be given for unexpired registration fees when special plates are issued before an applicant's current registration is expired.

Note: Foreign money orders or cashier's checks must have either "U.S. Funds" or "Payable in U.S. Funds" printed on them.

Mail the application to:

Idaho Transportation Department
Special Plates
PO Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129
Email application to: specialplates@itd.idaho.gov
Fax application to: 208-334-8542

Write to the address above or call 208-334-8649 for more information about special license plates. You can obtain additional application forms via the Internet at the Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles, Vehicle Registration Forms and Publications (select the Forms and Publications tab)

Idaho Veteran with Branch of Service License Plate: Idaho Veteran license plates are available with branch of service, five wartime service periods or with no designated conflict and may be personalized. You must first select the appropriate branch of service, either Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard or Air Force and then you may select from 5 wartime service periods or no conflict designated:

  • World War II Veteran

  • Korea Veteran

  • Vietnam Veteran

  • Persian Gulf Veteran

  • Afghanistan/ Iraq (Post 9-11)

  • No Conflict Designated

In addition to vehicle registration fees, this plate will cost $25.00 for the first year with a $15.00 renewal fee each year thereafter. An additional $25.00 fee and an additional $15.00 renewal fee will be charged to personalize the plate. The text must have at least one alpha character and no punctuation marks. Leave a blank square where you want a space.
Who is eligible for the Idaho Veteran with Branch of Service License Plate? Proof of being a current or former member of the U.S. Armed Forces must be furnished to the department before special Veterans plates will be issued. Acceptable proof will be a copy of form DD214 or an equivalent document or statement from the VA.
Idaho transportation Department, Military License Plate Instructions and Application, ITD 3682

Idaho Gold Star Family License Plate: The Gold Star plate is available for Spouses, parents and other immediate Family members of military members killed by hostile actiIdaho Gold Star Family License Plateons during active military service in a period of war recognized by the U.S. Congress. Surviving Spouses and parents of deceased Service members will not pay fees for gold star plates. A portion of the fees paid by other qualifying relatives will be used to defray the costs of administering the issuance of the plates at Idaho Transportation Division and Idaho Division of Veterans Services (IDVS). Any remaining fees will be used to provide support programs for Veterans.
Who is eligible for the Idaho Gold Star Family License Plate? As proof of eligibility, the applicant shall furnish to the Idaho Transportation Department a completed form GS001, Idaho Division of Veterans Services, Gold Star License Plate Verification Form. The GS001 form certifies both the eligibility and the category of familial relationship to the deceased military member.
Idaho transportation Department, Military Specialty Plates Application, ITD 3587

You can contact the IDVS by:

Phone: 208-780-1300
Internet: http://www.veterans.idaho.gov
Email: webmaster@veterans.idaho.gov

Idaho Division of Veterans Services
351 Collins Road
Boise ID 83702-4519

 Idaho Disabled Veteran Plate: Must be a Veteran with a 100% service-connected permanent disability. There is no fee for this plate. Limited to one set.
Who is eligible for the Idaho Disabled Veteran Plate? Call the Veterans Administration Regional Office (VARO) in Boise, Idaho at 208-429-2145 or Idaho Disabled Veteran Plate800-827-1000 to find out if you meet eligibility requirements and to request a Disabled Veteran Plate Eligibility Letter.
Idaho transportation Department, Disability Veteran or Disability Purple Heart Plates Application, ITD 3397

Idaho Medal of Honor Recipient License Plate Idaho Medal of Honor Recipient License Plate: No additional fees will be charged for this plate.
Who is eligible for the Idaho Medal of Honor Recipient License Plate? Proof of award of the Medal of Honor must be furnished to the department before special plates will be issued. Acceptable proof is a copy of DD214 or equivalent. To obtain the Idaho Medal of Honor License Plate please contact the Department of Motor Vehicles, Special Plate Unit at 208-334-8469 or by Email at specialplates@itd.idaho.gov.

Idaho Purple Heart Recipient License Plate Idaho Purple Heart Recipient License Plate: No additional fees will be charged for this plate.
Who is eligible for the Idaho Purple Heart Recipient License Plate? Proof of receipt of the Purple Heart must be furnished to the department before special plates will be issued. Acceptable proof is a copy of DD214 or equivalent.
Idaho transportation Department, Disability Veteran or Disability Purple Heart Plates Application, ITD 3397

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Idaho Military Personnel Early Renewal of Driver’s License: If you are a member of the U.S. Military preparing for deployment overseas or out of state, check the expiration date on your Idaho Driver’s License to make sure it will not expire while you are deployed.

If your license will expire in less than 25 months and you are nearing a deployment date, we encourage you to visit your local county sheriff’s office and renew your driver’s license. You can renew your license up to 25 months in advance of its expiration date.

If the expiration date printed on your license is more than 25 months away, and you anticipate being on active duty or out of state when your license expires, you can download the following form and renew by mail.

  • Idaho Driver’s License Extension application (ITD 3153)

  • Six months prior to your license’s expiration date, submit the extension form to the Idaho DMV.

    • Preferably no later than two months prior to expiration.

  • As an active member of the military, you can extend your Idaho driver’s license for four years.

The Idaho driver’s license may be renewed online. Go to Online DMV Services for more information on whether you qualify for this option and to renew your driver’s license.

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Idaho Military Personnel Early Vehicle Registration for Deploying Service Members: Before being deployed, check the expiration date(s) of your motor vehicle(s) and/or motorcycle(s) to make sure they do not expire while you are away. Passenger car and motorcycle registrations can typically be renewed up to 12 months early. Expiring registrations for passenger cars or motorcycles can be renewed for a one- or two-year period. There are no provisions in Idaho statute allowing the extension of vehicle registrations for military personnel.

You can renew Idaho vehicle registrations from overseas or out-of-state by submitting the appropriate registration fee to your home county assessor’s office.

You can also renew vehicle registrations online if your home county participates in the internet registration renewal process and the owners listed for the vehicle, have an Idaho-issued driver licenses or Idaho-issued identification cards.

If you have any vehicle-related questions, please contact Idaho Transportation Department, Vehicle Services, Registration Section at 208-334-8649 or via Email at: dmv-registrations@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Transportation Department, Division of Motor Vehicle Office Directory
Idaho Transportation Department, Online Services, Vehicle Registration Renewal

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Idaho Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Military Experience Exemptions: The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) provides an exemption from the requirement to take a skills test with a CDL Examiner and the knowledge test for persons with experience operating military equivalent commercial vehicles while in military service. The applicant must possess a valid Idaho driver’s license at the time of application, and heavy vehicle driving experience must be current (within two years from date of application). Service members in the following military occupational specialties (MOS) may qualify for an “Even Exchange” of their military CDL for its civilian equivalent:

  • U.S. Air Force

    • 2T1 – Vehicle Operator

    • 2F0 – Fueler

    • 3E2 – Pavement and Construction Equipment Operator

  • U.S. Army

    • 88M – Motor Transport Operator

    • 14T – Patriot Launching Station Operator

  • U.S. Marine Corps

    • 3531 – Motor Vehicle Operator

  • U.S. Navy

    • EO – Equipment Operator

If at any point you apply for an Idaho CDL, you will be required to take all applicable CDL knowledge and skills tests. You will also be required to surrender any out-of-state driver’s license and/or ID card, provide proof of Idaho residency, and pass the vision screening. Your driving record must be clear in all states.

Application for these waivers may be submitted to ITD at any time during active duty and within one year of separation from Military Service. Interested persons should review and complete the most applicable of the two forms below. For more information contact a CDL Specialist at 208-334-8294.
Idaho Transportation Department Application for Military CDL Skills Test Waiver (ITD 3141)
Idaho Transportation Division, Application for Even Exchange CDL Military Knowledge & Skills Test Waiver (ITD 3143)

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

nurse with patient 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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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Life Insurance: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (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

Idaho National Guard Medical Coverage for Injury, Illness and Death Benefits incurred while on State Duty: All Idaho National Guard Service members are covered under Idaho Worker’s Compensation Laws for injuries, occupational disease, disability and death benefits that arise from service to the state.

Learn more about Idaho National Guard Medical Coverage for Injury, Illness and Death Benefits incurred while on State Duty

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

Idaho Resident Disabled Veterans Reduced Fees for Hunting Licenses and Tags: Resident disabled Veterans may be eligible for reduced fees for licenses and tags for an annual $5.00 fee. The license allows the disabled Veteran to purchase reduced fee DAV tags for deer $10.75, elk $16.50, bear $6.75, or turkey $10.75.Idaho Fish and Game Insignia

Interested Veterans must submit a letter from the Veterans Affairs office verifying a service-connected disability rating of 40 percent or greater. Letters can be brought to any regional office or mailed to the address below. Such documentation may bear any date prior to license application. Documentation for the resident Disabled American Veteran license will be required only for the initial application and will not be required for subsequent applications.

Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game - Licensing Section
P.O. Box 25
Boise, ID 83707

Idaho Department of Fish and Game Regional Office Directory

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Idaho Resident Disabled Veteran Reduced Fee Fishing and Hunting / Fishing Combination Licenses: Any Idaho resident Disabled Veteran that presents a letter from the VA showing a percentage of disability, letter or statement from the VA office showing individual Disabled Veteran Fishing is nonservice-connected pension or a service-connected benefit with at least 40% disability is eligible to purchase a reduced fee fishing or hunting / fishing combination license.

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Idaho Resident Service Member on Leave, Reduced Fee Fishing and Hunting / Fishing Combination Licenses: Idaho residents who are in the U.S. Armed Forces and maintain Idaho as their official state of residence as noted on the individuals Leave and Earnings Statement may purchase a reduced fee license when on leave. The Service member’s Leave and Earnings Statement and Leave form must be presented to purchase this license

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Idaho Hunting and Fishing Licenses at Resident Rates for Non-Resident Military and their Dependents: A member of the military of the U.S. or of a foreign country, or a member of the Idaho National or Air National Guard, together with Spouse and Children under 18 residing in their household, on active duty and permanently stationed in Idaho for 30 days preceding application are eligible to buy a resident license, as long the assignment continues.

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Idaho Nonresident Disabled Veterans - Reduced Fees for Hunting Licenses and Tags: Nonresident disabled Veterans with a disability rating of 40 percent or more by Veterans Affairs are eligible for nonresident Disabled American Veteran (DAV) reduced fees for licenses and tags. The nonresident DAV hunting with 3-day fishing license, $31.75, allows the nonresident disabled Veteran to purchase reduced fee nonresident DAV tags for deer $23.75, elk $39.75, bear $23.75, or turkey $19.75.

Note: As of Jan 2021 all 2021 DAV Deer and Elk tags were sold out.

Individuals meeting the DAV requirements must submit a letter from the Veterans Affairs office verifying a service-connected disability rating of 40 percent or greater. Letters can be brought to any regional office or mailed to the address below. Such documentation may bear any date prior to license application. Documentation for the nonresident DAV license will be required only for the initial application and will not be required for subsequent applications.

Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game - Licensing Section
P.O. Box 25
Boise, ID 83707

Idaho Department of Fish and Game Regional Office Directory

Learn more about Idaho Nonresident Disabled Veterans - Reduced Fees for Hunting Licenses and Tags

Idaho Disabled Veterans Special Big Game Tag Program: The Disabled Veterans Special Big Game Tag Program allows a qualified organization to apply for a special big Elk standing in a fieldgame hunt tag on behalf of a disabled Veteran. A qualified organization is defined as a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) or 501(c)(19) nonprofit organization, or a government agency, with a mission to afford opportunities, experiences and assistance to disabled Veterans. The program is not limited to organizations in Idaho.

New law and rules are in place for these tags. Idaho Fish and Game makes five tags available each year. Tags are eligible for any hunt for deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, black bear or mountain lion except controlled hunts with less than five tags are not eligible. Participants are exempt from licensing requirements and the tag is free. The tag is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The application period is January 2 through January 31 of the calendar year of the hunt. Each year, the Idaho Division of Veterans Services will first screen all applicants and provide a list of screened applicants to Idaho Department of Fish and Game in priority order of issuance. The top two candidates sponsored by Idaho Divisions of Veterans Services will receive a tag and Fish and Game will issue the three remaining tags to candidates sponsored by other qualified organizations. There is no limitation to how many applicants a qualified organization may sponsor each year. The application, at the link below, must be used to apply. Send your application to the address or Email address listed on the form at the link below.
Idaho Fish and Game Department, Application for a Disabled Veterans Special Big Game Hunt

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Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, Disabled Veteran Program: The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) offers Idaho service-connectedIdaho Campgrounds disabled Veterans free camping and day-use access within Idaho's State Parks. The program entitles eligible Idaho Veterans to free Idaho State Park day-use access and one free campsite per overnight stay. Camping is limited to a maximum of 15-days per 30-day period within the Idaho State Park system.
Who is eligible for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, Disabled Veteran Program? Idaho residents with service-connected disabilities, rated at 100% permanent and total, with written proof from the Idaho Department of Veterans Affairs. Idaho Veterans who have been issued a "Disabled Veteran" license plate from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) are also eligible for the discount and may use their license plate as proof of eligibility.

To get a Disabled Veteran Pass you must:

  • Obtain a letter from the VA located at 444 Fort Street, Boise, Idaho 83702, 208-557-2300, verifying your eligibility

  • Complete a Veteran discount application

  • Mail or fax your completed application and a copy of your letter from Veteran’s Affairs to:

Idaho Dept. of Parks and Recreation

ATTN: Veteran’s Park Pass
P.O. Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0065
Fax: 208-334-3741

Your pass will be mailed to the address you provide

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What are my Idaho Military and Veterans Miscellaneous Benefits?

Idaho Veterans Financial Assistance: Provides up to a $1,000 grant, in cases of extreme emergency, to wartime Veterans in need of assistance. Must have entered the military from Idaho or lived within the state for at least five years. The event or emergency must have occurred within 90 days of the request. For assistance contact the Office of Veterans Advocacy at 208-780-1380.

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Idaho Office of Veterans Advocacy: The Idaho Office of Veterans Advocacy is a full-service state agency that assists Veterans, their Family members and survivors. The deparOffice of Veterans Advocacytment is an advocate for Veterans and their Families and aggressively pursues all federal and state benefits and entitlements on their behalf. The department's Veterans Service Offices and the statewide referral service are staffed with qualified benefits specialists to assist Veterans and Family members in accessing benefits to which they may be entitled. This service is available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Messages may be left 24 hours a day at 208-780-1380.
Who is eligible for assistance from the Idaho Office of Veterans Advocacy? All Veterans and their dependents.
Idaho Office of Veterans Advocacy Directory

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Veterans Home Pocatello Idaho State Veterans Homes: The Idaho Division of Veterans Services operates three Veterans Homes in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello providing responsive medical and supportive care to Veterans who can no longer provide for themselves.

  • Pocatello Veterans Home is a 66-bed skilled nursing facility that offers a large therapy room, activity room, a chapel, library, multiple lounge areas with big screen televisions, pool tables, a canteen and a dining room. There is also a covered patio, a gazebo, and rose gardens that residents may plant and tend to

  • Veterans Home Boise Boise Veterans Home offers a 36-bed residential/ domiciliary unit and a 122-bed skilled nursing care unit including a 17-bed special care unit for Veterans with Alzheimer's disease or related conditions. Each room is individualized to provide residents with maximum privacy, and all have windows and individually controlled heating and air conditioning. The facility features a physical therapy center, a spacious dining room, pleasant common areas, a large, covered patio and courtyards. Services available to residents include extensive activity programs, onsite Veteran and social services, library services, and transportation to medical appointments

  • Lewiston Veterans Home is a 66 skilled-nursing-care beds which includes domiciliary, residential and nursing care.Veterans Home Lewiston

Who is eligible for care at an Idaho State Veterans Home? Applicants may be peacetime or wartime Veterans and Spouses of eligible Veterans, with wartime Veterans retaining priority admission status. Applicants must have been discharged under honorable conditions and be a bona fide resident of the state of Idaho. Applicants must be unemployable as a result of age, illness, or disability. Applicants must apply for and become eligible for Medicaid benefits or must pay the established maximum monthly nursing care charge.

All Idaho State Veterans Homes are Medicare and Medicaid certified facilities. To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants may be peacetime or wartime Veterans and their Spouses, with wartime Veterans receiving priority admission status. The total service time must be at least 90 days, with an honorable discharge. A copy of the Veteran's discharge papers (DD214) must be provided with the application. If the discharge papers are unavailable, a copy can be requested through the VA. We will assist with the request.

  • Applicants must be a resident of the State of Idaho at the time of application

  • Applicants must apply for (or already be in receipt of) a VA pension and Aid and Attendance. We will assist with the pension application

  • Applicants must either be eligible and apply for Medicaid benefits, or pay the current maximum monthly charge. Please include with the application a copy of the Veteran's Medicare card, private insurance cards, Social Security card and Medicaid card. We welcome applicants who may not yet be Medicaid approved and we will assist them with the application process.

  • Spouses or Surviving Spouses of Veterans (eligible for nursing care only) will need to provide proof of marriage when they apply

  • Veterans may be admitted without regard to their financial status.

Idaho State Veterans Home Admission Application

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Veterans Cemetery Idaho State Veterans Cemetery: The Idaho Division of Veterans Services operates two State Veterans Cemeteries, the Boise Veterans Cemetery located in Boise and the Blackfoot Veterans Cemetery located in Blackfoot (currently under construction).

Interment fees for eligible Veterans are paid by the VA. Associated funeral expenses and preparation are not included and are incurred by the Veteran's Family or estate.

Veterans and Families are able to choose:

  • A columbarium niche, cremation inurnment that includes an inscribed, granite niche cover

  • An in-ground, garden niche, cremation inurnment that includes a flush-to-the-ground inscribed, granite marker; a scattering garden, set in a natural draw of the Boise foothills, that includes a location for an inscribed marker in memory of the deceased

  • A full casket, in-ground interment that includes an inscribed, upright granite marker

  • Military Funeral Honors are coordinated by the Cemetery. Honors include the playing of Taps, folding of the flag and its presentation to the next-of-kin

  • An Honor Guard detail of at least two members of the Armed Services is provided for the interment service of the eligible Veterans.

Who is eligible for burial in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery? Eligibility for interment in the Idaho State Veterans Cemeteries mirrors the National Cemetery Administration, eligibility requirements. There is no requirement to be a resident of the state of Idaho.
Boise Veterans Cemetery Pre-Registration Application
Blackfoot Veterans Cemetery Pre-Registration Application
Idaho Veterans Cemetery Fact Sheet

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in Idaho

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

 Division of Veterans Services Learn more about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in Idaho

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries in Idaho: The VA National Cemetery Administration does not maintain any cemeteries in Idaho, they do however have one state operated Veteran cemetery. Please see the local location listing for the nearest cemetery.

Learn more about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries in Idaho

Find a VA Location

Idaho Division of Veterans Services
351 Collins Road
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-780-1300
Fax: 208-780-1301
Idaho Division of Veterans Services, Facebook Page

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Military Installations and Veterans Affairs Facilities in Idaho

Please see the Idaho Military Resource Locator for additional information

Active Duty:
Army

No active duty Army installations are located in Idaho.

Air Force
Mountain Home Air Force Base

National Guard:
Idaho National Guard Joint Headquarters
Idaho Army National Guard

Idaho Air National Guard
124th Fighter Wing

United States Army Reserve (USAR):
88th Readiness Division

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Resources

Idaho Legislature

Idaho Code

Idaho Department of Fish and Game Directory

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission, Idaho

Air National Guard Benefits

Army National Guard Benefits

Idaho State Parks and Recreation

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Facility Directory Idaho

Idaho Division of Veterans Services, Employment Services

Idaho State Tax Commission, Military Fact Sheet

Idaho Division of Veterans Services

FedsHireVets, Veterans' Preference

U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Career Transition Advisor

Idaho Division of Veterans Services, Education

Idaho Transportation Department

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Document Review Date: 19 January 2021