New Hampshire Military and Veterans Benefits

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Summary of New Hampshire Military and Veterans Benefits: The State of New Hampshire offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including Property Tax Exemptions, War Bonuses, State Employment Preferences, Education and Tuition Assistance, Special Vehicle Tags and Parking privileges, State Park Admission benefits, as well as Hunting and Fishing License privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component and Veteran disability status.

New Hampshire State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

 

  What are my New Hampshire State Tax Benefits?

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

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

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

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

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

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New Hampshire Property Tax Credits and Exemptions for Veterans, Spouses, and Surviving Spouses: Property owned and operated by certain Veterans' organizations or departments, local chapters or posts shall be exempt from taxation (See RSA 72:23-a , RSA 72:23-c )

Certain wartime Veterans, their Spouses or Surviving Spouses may be eligible for a property tax credit shall be an amount from $51 up to $750. (See RSA 72:28 )

The Surviving Spouse of a Veteran who was killed while on active duty in the military may be eligible for a tax credit of between $700 and $2000 on real estate or personal property. (See RSA 72:29-a )

There is a $700 tax credit on real estate occupied as principal place of abode by a permanently and totally disabled service-connected Veteran, double amputee or paraplegic or un-remarried Surviving Spouse. Cities and towns may vote to adopt a higher tax credit of up to $2000. (See RSA 72:35 )

A permanently and totally disabled Veteran who is blind, paraplegic or a double amputee as a result of service connection and who owns a specially adapted homestead acquired with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or with proceeds from the sale of any previous homestead acquired with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, shall be exempt from all taxation on the homestead. The Veteran's Surviving Spouse shall also be exempt from all taxation on the homestead. (See RSA 72:36-a )

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 What are my New Hampshire Military and Veterans Education Benefits?

 New Hampshire National Guard Tuition Assistance: Members of the New Hampshire National Guard may take courses tuition-free on a space available basis in state-supported postsecondary institutions. In order to be eligible to receive educational assistance under this subdivision, a member of the New Hampshire National Guard shall:

  • Be an active member of the New Hampshire national guard residing either in-state or out-of-state who has completed advanced individual training or commissioning.

  • Be enrolled in a degree-enhancing curriculum in any vocational or Technical school that is under the authority of the commissioner of Regional community-technical colleges or enrolled in any degree-enhancing curriculum in any public college or university within the state.

  • Have first utilized any federal educational entitlements, not including Montgomery GI benefits, and National Guard scholarship grants.

If you have any questions about this change, please contact the NHARNG Education Office at 603-227-1550 or 603-225-1305

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Free Tuition for Children of New Hampshire Resident Service Members Declared Missing-in-Action or Prisoners of War: The Child of a missing person who was domiciled in this State serving in or with the U.S. Armed Forces after February 28, 1961, is entitled to free tuition at an educational institution of the community college system of New Hampshire so long as said missing person is so reported/listed as missing, captured, etc. (See RSA 188-F:15 )

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Free Tuition for Children of New Hampshire Resident Service Members Killed-in-Action or that Died from a Service- Connected Disability: The Children of military members who die in service during wartime, and Children of certain wartime Veterans who die from a service-connected disability, may qualify for free tuition at New Hampshire public institutions of higher learning. A scholarship for board, room, rent, books and supplies up to $2500 per year for a period of no more than 4 years at such educational institutions may be furnished to these Children if they are in need of financial assistance. (See RSA 193:19 , RSA 193:20 , RSA 193:21 )

Learn more about Free Tuition for Children of New Hampshire Resident Service Members Killed-in-Action or that Died from a Service- Connected Disability

New Hampshire 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.

Primary Point of Contact:
Kathleen Murphy, New Hampshire MIC3 Commissioner
Superintendent, Hampton School District
Address: 6 Marston Way, Hampton, NH 03842
Email: kmurphy@sau90.org
Phone: 603-926-4560

Learn more about New Hampshire Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

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 What are my New Hampshire Military and Veterans Employment Benefits?