Nevada Military and Veterans Benefits

State Taxes
Education Benefits
Employment Benefits
Unemployment Insurance

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Health and Insurance Benefits
Parks and Recreation Benefits
Miscellaneous Benefits
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in Nevada
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Summary of Nevada Military and Veterans Benefits:
Nevada offers special benefits for Service members, Veterans and their Families including state employment preferences, education and tuition assistance, vehicle tags, disabled Veteran tax exemption, state Veterans cemeteries, as well as hunting and fishing license privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component, and Veteran disability status.

Nevada Department of Veterans Services, Veterans Service Officers (VSO): The Nevada Department of Veterans Services has trained VSOs located throughout the state who can assist Veterans and their Families find and apply for benefits under federal, state and local laws. All their services are provided free of charge.
Nevada Department of Veterans Services, VSO Online Contact Form

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Nevada State Military and Veterans Benefit Highlights and Eligibility


What are my Nevada Military and Veteran State Tax Benefits?

Nevada Income Taxes: There are no individual income taxes in Nevada. Distributions received from the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) are not taxed.

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Nevada Wartime Veterans Property Tax Exemption: Nevada offers an annual property tax exemption for Veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during a wartime period. The exemption can be applied toward either vehicle privilege taxes or real property taxes, but cannot be split between the two. For 2021–2022 the amount of the deduction is $2,920.
Who is eligible for Nevada Veterans Property Tax Exemption? To be eligible the Veteran must have served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for a minimum of 90 continuous days and received an honorable discharge. At least one day of the Veteran’s service must have occurred during one of the following time periods:

  • December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946

  • June 25, 1950, through May 7, 1975

  • September 26, 1982, through December 1, 1987

  • December 20, 1989, through January 31, 1990

  • August 2, 1990, through April 11, 1991

  • December 5, 1992, through March 31, 1994

  • November 20, 1995, through December 20, 1996

Veterans who served on active duty during a period when a campaign or expeditionary medal has been authorized are also eligible. For more information and to apply Veterans should contact their local County Assessor's office. Nevada Revised Statues 361.090
Nevada County Assessors and Treasurers Directory

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Nevada Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption: The Nevada Disabled Veteran's Property Tax Exemption is available for Veterans who have a permanent service-connected disability of at least 60%. The amount of exemption is based on the Veteran’s disability percentage.

The 2021/22 fiscal year amounts:

  • 60% - 79% disabled - $14,600 assessed value

  • 80% - 99% disabled - $21,900 assessed value

  • 100% disabled - $29,200 assessed value

Veterans may choose to apply the exemption toward next year’s tax bill on real property or vehicle registration taxes.
Who is eligible for the Nevada Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption?
To be eligible for the Nevada Disabled Veteran property tax exemption the Veteran must be a Nevada resident, received an honorable discharge and have a service-connected disability of rating 60% or more.

A Surviving Spouse that was married to and living with an eligible disabled Veteran for five years prior to their death is also eligible. For more information and to apply applicants should contact their local County Assessor's office. Nevada Revised Statutes 361.091
Nevada County Assessors and Treasurers Directory

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What are my Nevada Military and Veteran Education Benefits?

Waiver of Tuition for Nevada National Guard Service Members: Service members in the Nevada National Guard are eligible for a waiver of resident tuition and lab feessoldier taking notes at state supported educational institutions. This waiver is not available at the William S. Boyd School of Law, the University of Nevada School of Medicine, or the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine.
Who is eligible for a Waiver of Tuition for Nevada National Guard Service Members? To be eligible for the waiver, applicants must be an active Service member in good standing in the Nevada National Guard at the beginning of and throughout the entire semester they are receiving the waiver. Students will be required to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average to remain eligible. For more information and to apply Service members should contact their Readiness NCO, Unit Career Counselor, Battalion Career Counselor, or S1. Nevada Revised Statutes 396.544
Nevada National Guard State Education Tuition Fee Waiver Application
Nevada Nation Guard Education Webpage
Nevada System Of Higher Education, State Supported Institutions

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Tuition Waiver for Children and Surviving Spouse of Nevada National Guard Service Members Killed in the Line of Duty: Children and the Surviving Spouse of a Nevada National Guard Service member who is killed in the line of duty are eligible for a waiver of resident tuition and lab fees at state supported educational institutions. This waiver is not available at the William S. Boyd School of Law, the University of Nevada School of Medicine, or the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine.

Children may use the waiver for 10 years after they turn 18 or, if they enroll before age 18 the limitation is 10 years after enrollment. A Surviving Spouse may use the waiver for 10 years after the date of the death of the Service member.
Who is eligible for the Tuition Waiver for Children and Surviving Spouse of Nevada National Guard Service Members Killed in the Line of Duty?
A Child or the Surviving Spouse of a Nevada National Guard Service member killed in the line of duty are eligible for a waiver of tuition and lab fees. Students receiving this waiver must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average to remain eligible. Nevada Revised Statutes 396.5442
Nevada System Of Higher Education, State Supported Institutions

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Nevada Tuition Waiver for Children and Surviving Spouse of a Service Member Declared a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA): Children and the Spouse of a Service member serving in the U.S. Armed Forces who is permanently stationed in Nevada and is declared a POW or MIA are eligible for a waiver of resident tuition and lab fees at state supported educational institutions. This waiver is not available at the William S. Boyd School of Law, the University of Nevada School of Medicine, or the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine.

Children may use the waiver for 10 years after they turn 18 or, if they enroll before age 18 the limitation is 10 years after enrollment. A Surviving Spouse may use the waiver for 10 years after the date the Service member was declared a POW or MIA.
Who is eligible for the Nevada Tuition Waiver for Children and Surviving Spouse of a Service Member Declared a POW or MIA? The Spouse or Children of a Service member declared a POW or MIA are eligible for this waiver. Students receiving this waiver must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average to remain eligible. Nevada Revised Statutes 396.5445
Nevada System Of Higher Education, State Supported Institutions

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Nevada Tuition Waiver for Purple Heart Recipients: Purple Heart recipients are eligible for a waiver of tuition, lab and other associated fees at state supported educational institutions. Any Veteran eligible for this benefit is granted residency for tuition purposes.
Who is eligible for the Nevada Tuition Waiver for Purple Heart Recipients? Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces

  • Awarded the Purple Heart

  • Enrolled in a program leading to a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or professional degree

Students must use all available federal tuition assistance before they are eligible for a waiver. To apply for the waiver applicants must submit a completed Nevada State Higher Education, Veteran Recipients of the Purple Heart Request for Waiver to the state educational institution they plan to attend (contact information is listed on the application).
Nevada System Of Higher Education, State Supported Institutions

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Nevada In-State Tuition for Nonresident Veterans who were Stationed in Nevada when Discharged: Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who were honorably discharged from active duty while stationed in Nevada (including the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center at Pickel Meadows, California) are eligible for in-state tuition. Nevada Revised Statues 396.540

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Nevada In-State Tuition for Nonresident Veterans within Five Years of Discharge: Nonresident Veterans who were honorably discharged within five years prior to enrolling at a Nevada state supported educational institution are charged in-state tuition. Nevada Revised Statues 396.540
Nevada System Of Higher Education, State Supported Institutions

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Nevada In-State Tuition for Nonresident Active Duty Service Members, Spouse and Children: Active duty Service members serving in the U.S. Armed Forces who are stationed in Nevada, as well as their Spouse and Children, are eligible for in-state tuition. This benefit also applies to active duty Service members stationed at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center at Pickel Meadows, California.

The Spouse and Children of an active duty Service member who are reassigned outside of Nevada will remain eligible as long as they remain continuously enrolled at a Nevada state supported educational institution. Nevada Revised Statues 396.540
Nevada System Of Higher Education, State Supported Institutions

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Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), Grants-in-Aid Tuition Assistance: The NSHE, Grants-in-Aid program provides tuition grants at Nevada state supported educational institutions for the Spouse and Children of active duty Service members who are killed in the line of duty. The amount of the grant is based on available funding and the number of applicants.

This benefit is also available to Service members, their Spouse and Children while the Service member is assigned to an ROTC detachment at a state supported educational institution.

Grant recipients must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average. These grants do not include lab or other special course fees and may not be used at the William S. Boyd School of Law, the University of Nevada School of Medicine, or the University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine.
NSHE, Board Policy Statements

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Nevada Operation Recognition, Diplomas for Wartime Veterans: Nevada School Districts may issue a standard high school diploma to Veterans who left high school before receiving their diploma to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Who is eligible for Nevada Operation Recognition, Diplomas for Wartime Veterans?
To be eligible Veterans must meet the following requirements:

  • Served during World War II through the Vietnam Era (between September 16, 1940, and May 7, 1975).

  • Received an honorable discharge

  • Attended a high school in Nevada before enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces

The Veteran, guardian of a disabled Veteran, or a Family member of an eligible deceased Veteran can apply for a diploma. Applicants must submit a completed Nevada Operation Recognition, Diplomas for Wartime Veterans Application Packet and provide a copy of the Veteran’s certificate of honorable discharge or DD214 to:

Nevada Department of Veterans Services
555 E. Washington Avenue, Rm 3200
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Fax: 702-486-3829

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Nevada Residency for Tuition Purposes for Veterans and their Families: The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) offers residency for tuition purposes for eligible Veterans and certain Family members.
Who is eligible for Nevada Residency for Tuition Purposes for Veterans and their Families? Veterans who were honorably discharged within five years prior to matriculation (first day of instruction) at an NSHE institution are eligible for resident tuition rates.

Veterans who served on active duty for 90 or more days, received an honorable discharge and are using VA educational benefits are eligible for resident tuition rates. Family members who are using transferred VA educational benefits are also eligible. Students must enroll within 3 years of the Veteran’s discharge date.
NSHE, State Supported Institutions

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Children sitting on the steps of a school Nevada 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 to achieve educational success for the student

MIC3 Assistance Request

Point of Contact
Phone: 702-688-4332

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Nevada Purple Star Schools Program for Military-Friendly Schools : The Nevada Purple Star School program recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and Families connected to the U.S. Armed Forces. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display at their campus.

For a school to qualify for the Purple Star Award they must appoint a school liaison that is specially trained to handle the unique challenges experienced by military Families. This liaison will ensure that other teachers at their school are aware of special considerations that students from military Families can benefit from. Each school will also have a dedicated page on their school website featuring resources for military Families.
Nevada Purple Star Schools
Military Child Education Coalition Purple Star School Program

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What are my Nevada Military and Veteran Employment Benefits?

Nevada State Employment Veterans Hiring Preference: Nevada offers a hiring preference for state jobs to Veterans, National Guard Service members and Surviving Spouses. Preference is given by adding points to passing scores on any open competitive or promotional examinations.

  • Veterans receive 10 points

  • Surviving Spouse of an active duty Service member killed in the line of duty receives 10 points

  • Veteran’s Surviving Spouse receives 5 points

  • Nevada National Guard Service members receive 5 points (must have a letter of recommendation from their commanding officer)

Nevada Revised Statues 284-260

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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 soldier hugging his familyforce. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.

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 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:

  • 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

  • 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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ARNG solider walking 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 rights 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 if 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 USERRA Benefits?
Veterans, U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Service members, or National Guard Service 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) helps all that have claims under USERRA, including Federal and Postal Service employees.
employees.
VETS Regional Office Locations

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Leave of Absence from Nevada State Employment for Military Duty and Differential Pay: Nevada state employees who are members of a reserve component of the U.S. Armed forces are authorized 15 working days with pay per year for authorized training or deployment.

In addition, if the Service member’s military pay is less than their state salary, they will receive the difference between their state salary and their military pay for those hours.
Who is eligible for leave from Nevada State Employment for Military Duty and Differential Pay?
U.S. Armed Forces Reserve and National Guard Service members who are state employees are eligible for paid leave for military duty and differential pay.

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Nevada JobConnect Nevada JobConnect Veterans Employment Service: Nevada JobConnect, Veteran Employment Service provides services designed to assist Veterans and their Spouses with career development information, job search resources and training programs. These services are designed to increase their chances of finding gainful employment.

Some of the services provided are:

  • Priority of Service

  • Job search workshops

  • Assessment and guidance services

  • Labor market information

  • Training

Nevada JobConnect Career Centers Locations

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Nevada Hilton Honors Military Program: The Nevada Hilton Honors Military Program helps make the career transition from service in the U.S. Armed Forces to civilian employment easier for current and former Service members. The Hilton Honors Military Program will provide hotel accommodations for required travel while they are looking for a new job, training for a new job, or finding housing. Those eligible can receive up to a total of 100,000 hotel points for verifiable employment-related activities. Each state sets its own eligibility and residency requirements. Recipients must have a Hilton Honors account to receive the points. For more information, please email HiltonHonors@naswa.org or contact the nearest American Job Center.

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What are my Nevada Military and Veteran Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

Nevada Unemployment Insurance (UI): Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation administers the Nevada UI program that provides temporary financial assistance for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. UI is a partial, short-term replacement of lost wages while workers are NV Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation logoseeking other work and is not intended to be a permanent source of income . Employers pay all costs of the UI program.

Applicants must be able and available for work, (unless physically unable) and actively seek employment while receiving UI benefits.

To file for UI applicants must provide the following information:

  • Social Security Number

  • Names, addresses, phone numbers and dates of employment for last two employers

  • Alien Registration Number if not a U.S. citizen

Nevada UI Facts for Claimants Handbook

Claims can be filed online at the Nevada UI Claim Filing System, Online Filing Portal or by calling a Telephone Claim Center between 8:00am – 6:00pm (Monday through Friday).

Northern Nevada: 775-684-0350
Southern Nevada: 702-486-0350
Rural Areas and Out of State Callers: 888-890-8211

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What are my Nevada Military and Veteran Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Benefits?

Nevada Veterans Designation Veteran Designation on Nevada Driver License or ID Card: Honorably discharged Veterans are eligible for a Veteran designation on their Nevada driver license or ID card.

There is no charge for adding the designation if renewing a license or completing another license transaction. Veterans who are only getting the designation are charged $8.25 for a non-commercial license or ID card or $12.25 for a commercial driver license.

Veterans can apply at any Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles Office or online at the Nevada MyDMV webpage. Veterans will be required to provide a copy of their discharge paperwork as proof they received an honorable discharge.

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Nevada Veteran Vehicle License Plates: The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offers 11 distinctive license plate designs to honor the service and sacrifice of Service members, Veterans, retired Service members, and eligible Family members. All Nevada Veteran license plates must be requested in person at any Nevada DMV Office. Specific eligibility and documentation will apply.

Nevada Veteran Army Plate Nevada Veteran License Plates: Veterans and eligible Family members may purchase the Nevada Veteran License plate.
Who is eligible for the Nevada Veteran License Plates? Veterans, their Spouse, parent or Child are eligible to purchase the Nevada Veteran license plate. Applicants must certify they are eligible by signing the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, Veteran License Plate Application SP33 and provide a copy of the Veteran’s discharge paperwork as proof of eligibility.

Nevada Medal of Honor Plate Nevada Medal of Honor License Plate: The Nevada Medal of Honor Plate license plate is available for Medal of Honor recipients for an initial fee of $7 with no annual renewal fees.
Who is Eligible for the Nevada Medal of Honor License Plate? Nevada residents who were awarded the Medal of Honor are eligible for this license plate. Applicants must provide a completed Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, Veteran Special License Plate Application SP 96 and official documentation (listed on the application) as proof they received the Medal of Honor.

Nevada Disabled Veteran Plate Nevada Disabled Veteran License Plate: The Nevada Disabled Veteran license plate is available for service-connected disabled Veterans for an initial fee of $7 with no annual renewal fees. This license plate exempts the vehicle from Nevada state and local parking fees.
Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, Disabled Veteran License Plate Application SP 10
Who is eligible for the Nevada Disabled Veteran License Plate?
A 100% disabled Veteran with a service-connected disability. A certificate or letter from the VA or Department of Defense must be provided with the application indicating a 100% disability rating, a combined service-connected evaluation of 100%, or a service-connected disability of any rating and certificate/letter states that the applicant has a total and permanent disability.

Nevada Purple Heart Plate Nevada Purple Heart Recipient License Plate: The Nevada Purple Heart license plate is available for Purple Heart recipients for an initial fee of $7 with no annual renewal fee.
Who is eligible for the Nevada Purple Heart Recipient License Plate? Nevada residents who were awarded the Purple Heart are eligible for the Nevada Purple Heart license plate. Applicants must provide a completed Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, Veteran Special License Plate Application SP 96 and official documentation (listed on the application) as proof they received the Purple Heart.

Nevada Gold Star Family Plate Nevada Gold Star Family License Plate: The Nevada Gold Star license plate is offered to the immediate Family members of a Service member who was serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and was killed in the line of duty. There is an initial fee of $8 with no annual renewal fees.
Who is Eligible for the Nevada Gold Star Family License Plate?
The following Family members are eligible for the Nevada Gold Star Family license plate:

  • Surviving Spouse

  • Parent or stepparent

  • Grandparent

  • Child, stepchild or other dependent

  • Sibling, halfsibling or stepsibling

To apply applicants must submit a completed Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, Gold Star License Plate Application (SP76) and Fallen Military/Gold Star License Plate Family Member Acknowledgement Affidavit (SP90) and provide a copy of the Service member’s DD1300 “Report of Casualty”. If the applicant is not listed on the DD1300 they must complete the Acknowledgement Affidavit (SP90).

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What are my Nevada Military and Veteran Health and Insurance Benefits?

Nevada National Guard Compensation and Benefits for Injury, Illness, Disability and Death while on State Active Duty: Nevada National Guard Service members who are wounded, injured or disabled or killed while on state active duty are eligible for compensation and benefits under the Nevada Industrial Insurance Act (Nevada Revised Statutes Title 53, Chapters 616A through 616D).
Who is eligible for Nevada National Guard Compensation and Benefits for Injury, Illness, Disability and Death while on State Active Duty? Nevada National Guard Service members serving on state active duty who are wounded, injured, disabled or killed are eligible.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 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, (U.S. Armed Forces Reserve and National Guard Service members) 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 a Service member is not activated and covered by active duty TRICARE benefits.

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What are my Nevada Military and Veteran Parks and Recreation Benefits?

Mule Deer Nevada Department of Wildlife Benefits for Service Members and Veterans: The Nevada Department of Wildlife offers the following benefits for Service members and Veterans:

  • $15 Specialty Combination Hunting and Fishing License for Nevada resident Service members; must show military ID at time of purchase

  • $15 Specialty Combination Hunting and Fishing License for honorably discharged, disabled Veterans who have a 50% or more service-connected disability rating from the VA; must show discharge paperwork and disability rating letter when applying

Nevada Department of Wildlife, Resident Disabled Veteran Specialty Combination Hunting and Fishing License Application

  • Service members serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces who drew a big game tag and are mobilized or deployed can request a deferral (for up to two years) or a refund

  • Nonresident, active duty Service members and their Families who are assigned to a permanent duty stationed in Nevada are eligible to purchase Nevada hunting and fishing licenses for resident prices.

Licenses may be purchased online logging into the Nevada Department of Wildlife Online Licensing System or from a Nevada Fishing and Hunting License Agent.

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 Nevada State Parks, Annual Disabled Veteran Permit: Certain disabled Veterans are eligible for the Nevada State Parks Disabled Veteran Permit. This permit authorizes free entry to Nevada state parksNevada State Parks (only for vehicle occupied by the Veteran) as well as an exemption from boating and camping fees. Additional fees are required for reservations, special events, boat slip rental, yurt/cabin reservation, utility hook-ups or other special program fees. Permits are good for one year and have an annual administrative fee of $30.
Who is eligible for the Nevada State Parks, Annual Disabled Veteran Permit? To be eligible for the Nevada State Parks Disabled Veteran Permit, Veterans must be Nevada residents, have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces and have a 10% or more service-connected disability rating from the VA. Veterans can apply in person at any Nevada State Park or they can submit a completed Nevada State Parks, Annual Disabled Veteran Application, required fee and any required documentation (listed on the application) to:

Nevada Division of State Parks
Attn: Senior Permit Application
901 S. Stewart St., Ste. 5005
Carson City, NV 89701-5248

Nevada State Parks, Annual Disabled Veteran Permit Fact Sheet
Nevada State Parks Directory

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What are my Nevada Military and Veteran Miscellaneous Benefits?

Nevada Uniform Veterans’ Guardianship Act: Nevada state law permits the appointment of a financial guardian for anyone who is receiving benefits from the VA.
Who is eligible for the Nevada Uniform Veterans’ Guardianship Act?
Any Veteran, or those receiving benefits from the VA based upon the Veteran’s Service in the U.S. Armed Forces who is determined to be unable to manage their affairs, may have a financial guardian appointed for them.

Learn more about the Nevada Uniform Veterans’ Guardianship Act

Nevada State Veterans Homes: Nevada has two State Veterans Homes that offer skilled nursing care with an emphasis on maintaining resident dignity in a home-like environment for eligible Veterans and their Family members.

NV State Veterans Home The Southern Nevada State Veterans Home can accommodate 180 residents in three living units, including one unit with 24 beds that provides two levels of secured care for residents with cognitive impairment. Each neighborhood has dedicated staff providing 24-hour skilled nursing care and a committed clinical team.
Southern Nevada Veterans Home Application for Admission

Southern Nevada State Veterans Home
100 Veterans Memorial Drive
Boulder City, NV 89005
Phone: 702-332-6784
Fax: 702-332-6762

Northern Nevada State Veterans Home The Northern Nevada State Veterans Home has 96 beds and features a host of amenities such as a coffee bistro, sports bar, therapy gym, beauty/barber shop, and general commissary store. Veterans have private rooms and share a den, living room and kitchen with 15 other residents.
Northern Nevada Veterans Home Admission Frequently asked Questions

Northern Nevada State Veterans Home
36 Battle Born Way
Sparks, NV 89431
Phone: 775-827-2955

Who is eligible for care at the Nevada State Veterans Home? Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and received an honorable discharge

  • Spouse or Surviving Spouse of an eligible Veteran

  • Gold Star parents of a Service member who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces

Learn more about the Nevada State Veterans Home

Bugle Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemeteries: Nevada has two Veterans cemeteries that provide a dignified final resting place for eligible Veterans and their Family members.

There is no charge for the plot, vault, opening and closing of a gravesite, or headstone for a Veteran. A nominal fee is charged for the burial of the Spouse or dependent of a Veteran. Cemetery staff can assist a Veteran’s Family arrange for Military Funeral Honors.
Who is eligible for Burial in the Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemeteries? Eligibility requirements for the burial at a Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery are the same as for VA National Cemeteries. Exact eligibility requirements can viewed at the VA, National Cemetery Administration Eligibility webpage. The following are the general eligibility requirements:

  • Discharged from active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces under conditions other than dishonorable, or

  • Died while serving on active duty, or

  • Served at least 20 years in the National Guard or U.S. Armed Forces Reserves and is eligible for military retired pay (or would been eligible except their death occurred before age 60), or

  • Reserve component Service members if they were activated for federal service, (active duty for training does not qualify)

  • Spouses and dependents (burial of dependent Children is limited to unmarried Children under 21 years old or 23 years old if a full-time student at an approved educational institution or a Child that develops a lifelong disability prior to age 21)

All Veterans are encouraged to complete the Nevada Department of Veterans Services, Online Cemetery Registration Form to establish eligibility prior to need.

Learn more about the Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemeteries

Nevada Public Records of Veterans Provided Free of Charge: Officially recorded documents in Nevada will be provided free of charge to Veterans when filing for benefits with the VA.
Who is eligible to have Nevada Public Records Provided Free of Charge?
Documents will be provided to Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces (or their representative) when required for determination of VA benefits.

Learn more about Nevada Public Records of Veterans Provided Free of Charge

Nevada Attorney General Office of Military Legal Assistance (OMLA): OMLA provides free legal assistance and representation to active duty, U.S. Armed Forces Reserve and National Guard Service members in a wide range of civil law matters, as well as wills and powers of attorney.

OMLA also seeks to educate Nevada’s communities and create policy to address issues affecting military Families. OMLA is a comprehensive, statewide program combining the joint efforts of legal aid organizations, private sponsors, and the State Bar of Nevada to address the need for affordable legal representation in Nevada military communities.

For more information, please call 775-684-1100.

Learn more about Nevada Attorney General’s Office of Military Legal Assistance

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in Nevada

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

Learn more about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in Nevada

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries in Nevada: The VA National Cemetery Administration currently does not maintain a national cemetery. Nevada has two state cemeteries. Please see the local location listing for the nearest cemetery.

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

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Military Installations in Nevada

Please see the Nevada Military Resource Locator for additional information.

Active Duty

Air Force
Nellis AFB

Navy
Naval Air Station Fallon

National Guard
Nevada National Guard

Nevada Army National Guard

Nevada Air National Guard
152nd Airlift Wing

U.S. Army Reserve (USAR)
63rd Readiness Division

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Resources

Nevada Department of Veterans Services

Army National Guard Benefits

Air National Guard Benefits

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, Veterans License Plates

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

FEDSHIREVETS, Veterans’ Preference

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission, Nevada

U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service

Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

Nevada Revised Statutes

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Document Review Date: 24 June 2022