Nevada Military and Veterans Benefits

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Summary of Nevada Military and Veterans Benefits:
Nevada offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including state employment preferences, education and tuition assistance, vehicle tags, disabled Veteran tax exemption, State Veterans cemetery cemeteries, as well as hunting and fishing license privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component, and Veteran disability status. Any Veteran, Family member of a Veteran or Nevada resident on active duty can receive free assistance in filing a claim with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for a service-connected disability or other benefit program. Assistance includes help in filing claims, representation at local hearings, appeals and discharge upgrades.

Nevada State Military and Veterans Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

 What are my Nevada Military and Veteran State Tax Benefits?

Nevada Retirement Income Taxes : Nevada does not levy a general state income tax on individuals, so you are not required to file an individual state tax return for Nevada.

Nevada Retired Military Pay Taxes : Nevada does not levy a general state income tax on individuals, so you are not required to file an individual state tax return for Nevada.

 Nevada State Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Military Disability Retired Pay: Nevada does not levy a general state income tax on individuals, so you are not required to file an individual state tax return for Nevada.

Nevada State Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: Nevada does not levy a general state income tax on individuals, so you are not required to file an individual state tax return for Nevada.

Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/ Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)/ Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan (RSFPP) Nevada State Tax Benefits: Nevada does not levy a general state income tax on individuals, so you are not required to file an individual state tax return for Nevada.

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Nevada Veterans Property Tax Exemption: An annual tax exemption is available to any Veteran with wartime service. The exemption can be applied to a Veteran’s vehicle privilege tax or real property tax. The exemption cannot be split between the two. The first $2,000 assessed valuation of property in which an applicant has any interest shall be deemed the property of the applicant. To determine the actual value of this benefit or to obtain further information, contact your local County Assessor's office.
Who is eligible for Nevada Veterans Property Tax Exemption? A Veteran must have served a minimum of 90 continuous days of active duty of which at least one day was between:
April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
June 25, 1950 to May 7, 1975
September 26, 1982 to December 1, 1987
December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
August 2, 1990 to April 11, 1991
December 5, 1992 to March 31, 1994
November 20, 1995 to December 20, 1996

Also eligible are Veterans who served on active duty in connection with carrying out the authorization granted to the President of the United States in Public Law 102-1 or served on active duty in connection with a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States. ( NRS 361.090 )
Nevada County Assessors and Treasurers Directory

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Nevada Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption: Nevada offers a property tax exemption to any Veteran with a service connected disability of 60% or more. The amount of exemption available to disabled Veterans varies from $10,000 to $20,000 of assessed valuation, depending on the percentage of disability and the year filed. This exemption can be applied to a Veteran's vehicle tax or personal property tax. To determine the actual value of this benefit or to obtain further information, contact your local County Assessor's office.
Who is eligible for the Nevada Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption?
Any Veteran with a service-connected disability of 60% or more, have an honorable separation from the service and be a resident of Nevada. The Surviving Spouse of a disabled Veteran, who was eligible for this exemption at the time of his or her death, may also receive this exemption. ( NRS 361.091 )
Nevada County Assessors and Treasurers Directory

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 What are my Nevada Military and Veteran Education Benefits?

Waiver of Fees for Members of Nevada National Guard Service Members: The University of Nevada may grant a waiver of registration fees and laboratory fees for any member of the active Nevada National Guard, who attends a school within the System as a full-time or part-time student.
Who is eligible for Waiver of Fees for Members of Nevada National Guard Service Members?
Be a member in good standing of the active Nevada National Guard at the beginning of and throughout the entire semester for which the waiver is granted; and maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average. ( NRS 396.544 )

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 Waiver of Fees for Child or Surviving Spouse of Service Member Killed while performing Duties as member of Nevada National Guard: The University of Nevada may grant a waiver of registration fees and laboratory fees for any Child, Surviving Spouse of a person killed while performing his or her duties as a member of the active Nevada National Guard, who attends a school within the System as a full-time or part-time student. A Child may use a waiver granted for 10 years after the Child attains the age of 18 years or, if the Child enrolls in the System before the age of 18 years, for 10 years after the date of such enrollment. A Surviving Spouse may use a waiver granted pursuant to this section for 10 years after the date of the death of the member.
Who is eligible for Waiver of Fees for Child or Surviving Spouse of Service Member Killed while performing Duties as member of Nevada National Guard?
A Child or Surviving Spouse of a person who was killed while performing his or her duties as a member of the Nevada National Guard is eligible for a waiver. The eligible individual receiving these benefits must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average. ( NRS 396.5442 )

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Waiver of Fees for Spouse or Child of Member of Armed Forces Who is identified as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action: The Board of Regents may grant a waiver of registration fees and laboratory fees for a Spouse or Child of a person who is identified as a prisoner of war or missing in action while performing his or her duties as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, who attends a school within the System as a full-time or part-time student. A Child may use a waiver granted for 10 years after the Child attains the age of 18 years or, if the Child enrolls in the System before the age of 18 years, for 10 years after the date of such enrollment. A Surviving Spouse may use a waiver granted pursuant to this section for 10 years after the date on which the member of the Armed Forces was identified as a prisoner of war or missing in action.
Who is eligible for Waiver of Fees for Spouse or Child of Member of Armed Forces Who is identified as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action?
A Spouse or Child of a person who is identified as a prisoner of war or missing in action is eligible for a waiver. The eligible individual receiving these benefits must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average. ( NRS 396.5445 )

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Nevada Operation Recognition, Diplomas for Wartime Veterans: In 2003, Assembly Bill 52, was passed. This bill provides for Nevada School Districts to issue a standard high school diploma to certain Veterans. To receive this high school diploma, a Veteran must have served in the Armed Forces of the United States during WWII through the Vietnam Era, between the dates of September 16, 1940 and May 7, 1975. A Veteran, a guardian of a disabled Veteran, or a member of a deceased Veteran's Family, on behalf of the deceased Veteran, may submit an application.
Nevada Operation Recognition, Diplomas for Wartime Veterans Application Packet

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Nevada Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children: It is the purpose of this compact to remove barriers to educational success imposed on Children of military Families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by:

  •  Facilitating the timely 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 promulgation and 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.

Point of Contact:
Marisa Mammano
Commissioner, Guest Teacher
Email: marisamammano@gmail.com
Phone: 478-714-2879

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What are my Nevada Military and Veteran Employment Benefits?

Nevada State Employment Veteran Hiring Preference: In establishing the lists of eligible persons for State employment, certain preferences must be allowed for the following individuals:

  • Veterans not dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States. For Veterans with disabilities, 10 points must be added to the passing grade achieved on the examination. For ex-servicemen and women who have not suffered disabilities, and for the Surviving Spouses of Veterans, 5 points must be added to the passing grade achieved on the examination.

  • Members of the Nevada National Guard. For a member of the Nevada National Guard who submits a letter of recommendation from the commanding officer of the member’s unit, 5 points must be added to the passing grade achieved on the examination.

  • Any person qualifying for preference points pursuant to subsection 1 is entitled to have the points applied to any open competitive examination in the classified service, but only to one promotional examination.

An applicant must declare his or her intention to request Veterans’ preference points pursuant to NRS 284.260 before the examination. Proof of eligibility for preference as a Veteran must be submitted at the time of the application. If the examination is a promotional examination, the placement of the employee’s name on the promotional list exhausts the Veterans’ preference points for that employee for all future promotional examinations.

Note: For the purposes of this section, “Veteran” has the meaning ascribed to “eligible Veteran” in 38 U.S.C. § 4211 .

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Veterans Hiring Preferences for Federal Employment: By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States 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 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 percent but less than 30 percent.

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 percent 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 as described below. 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 Spouse) may be entitled to preference on the basis of 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 his or her 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 percent disabled and/or unemployable; or

  • Has retired, been separated, or resigned from a civil service position on the basis 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 his or her 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 10 U.S.C. 1171 or 1173.

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Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protect civilian job rights and benefits for Veterans and members of Reserve components. USERRA also makes major improvements in protecting 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.