New Hampshire Military and Veterans Benefits
Division of Motor Vehicles Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Parks & Recreation Benefits
Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Facilities
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.
State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility
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.
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 of $50 ($100 if both are eligible Veterans). Cities/towns may vote to adopt a higher tax credit of up to $500 (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 )
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
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 vocational-technical college so long as said missing person is so reported/listed as missing, captured, etc. (See RSA 188-F:15 )
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 )
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
New Hampshire State Employee Leave for Military Service: Any regular employee of the state of New Hampshire who is a member of any reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States or of this state shall, upon request, be entitled to not more than 15 days leave of absence with pay in any one training year for the purpose of engaging in military drill, training, or other temporary duty under military or naval authority. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any such employee who has been inducted or has enlisted in active service in the Armed Forces of the United States.
Any regular employee of the state of New Hampshire who uses 15 days leave of absence shall, in addition, be entitled to up to 30 days of partial pay, for any additional military drill or training under military or naval authority.
Who is eligible for New Hampshire State Employee Leave for Military Service? A Service member of any reserve component of the Armed Forces is eligible for state employee military.
New Hampshire State Employment Veterans Hiring Preference: Preference shall be given in appointing employees of the State Liquor Commission (see RSA 176:10 ), in selecting members of the Office of Veterans Services (see RSA 115:1 ), in appointing the Director of the Office of Veterans Services (see RSA 115:4 ), in appointing the Commandant and employees of the New Hampshire Veterans Home (see RSA 119:6 ), and Veterans or their un-remarried Surviving Spouses and Spouses of disabled Veterans in public departments and/or public works of state and local units (see RSA 283:4 , RSA 283:9 )
Federal Employment Veteran's Hiring Preferences: 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.
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.
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 (the previous law provided four years of active duty, plus an additional year if it was for the convenience of the Government). There are important exceptions to the five-year limit, including 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 convalescing 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 (the long-standing "escalator" principle), 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. The law clearly provides for alternative reemployment positions if the Service member cannot qualify for the "escalator" position. USERRA also provides that while an individual is performing military service, he or she is deemed to be on a furlough or leave of absence and is 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 percent 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, 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 persons having claims under USERRA, including Federal and Postal Service employees.
VETS Regional Office Locations
New Hampshire Veteran Reemployment to Previously Held Position in State Employment : Reemployment of Veterans by towns and other political subdivisions upon application shall be made within 90 days after the Veteran is discharged from active military service. (See RSA 97:1 , RSA 97:2 , RSA 97:3 )
Veterans Priority for New Hampshire and Federal Training Opportunities: Qualified Veterans will be granted priority in obtaining training that is funded in whole or part by the federal government or the State of New Hampshire (See RSA 115-B )
New Hampshire Veterans Peddler's License Fee Exemption: Service-connected disabled Veterans and their unremarried Spouse may be exempt from fees for a Peddler's License (See RSA 320:11 )
New Hampshire Unemployment Compensation: New Hampshire's Department of Employment Security administers the Unemployment Insurance System, providing temporary assistance to unemployed New Hampshire workers.
Your claim for benefits becomes effective the calendar week in which you complete the application. The only exception is if you work less than full-time and file your application within 3 days of your last day of work.
In New Hampshire, the maximum Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA) is $427 per week for total unemployment. The minimum WBA is $32. The Maximum Benefit Amount (MBA) an individual may collect is 26 times their WBA. If filing for total benefits, this would be equal to 26 weeks. These weeks do not need to be consecutive, but do need to be in a single Benefit Year. Benefit Year means the one-year period beginning with the first day of the week in which an individual files a claim for benefits. New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance Amount and Duration of Benefits page
Claims may be filed online through the New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance System (NHUIS)
Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses for New Hampshire Employment Services Programs: Veterans and eligible Spouses are given priority of service at New Hampshire Employment Services locations for the receipt of employment, training and placement services in all state workforce programs funded by the Department of Labor.
This means that those Veterans or eligible Spouses, who meet all the eligibility requirements for a program or service, receive access to that program or service either earlier than others who are not eligible for priority of service, or if resources are limited, the Veteran or eligible Spouse receives access to the service or resource instead of or before others.
Veterans and eligible Spouses are encouraged to identify themselves as such when inquiring about any NHES programs or services, or upon visiting any NHWorks Office locations .
Who is eligible for Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses for New Hampshire Employment Services Programs?
Veterans: Veterans who served in the active military for a period of not less than 90 days, and who were released or discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
Active service includes full-time duty in the National Guard or a Reserve component, other than full-time duty for training purposes (i.e., that which is referred to as “weekend” or “annual” training), nor does it include full-time active duty performed by National Guard personnel who are mobilized by State rather than Federal authorities.
Spouses: Eligible Spouses include:
The Spouse of any person who died of a service-connected disability; OR
The Spouse of any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for USDOL employment and training services, has, for a period longer than 90 days either been declared missing in action, or has been captured by a hostile force while in the line of duty, or has been forcibly detained or interned while on active duty by a foreign government or power; OR
The Spouse of any person who has a permanent, total disability resulting from a service-connected disability; OR
The Spouse of a Veteran who died while a disability so evaluated was in existence.
"Veteran" Indicator on New Hampshire Driver Licenses or ID Cards: RSA 263:40 allows a Veteran with an honorable discharge to request a Veteran indicator on their New Hampshire Driver License, Commercial Driver License or Non-Driver ID card for the purposes of identification for receiving benefits and services under New Hampshire law.
Who is eligible for "Veteran" Indicator on New Hampshire Driver Licenses or ID Card? Any Veteran with an honorable discharge is eligible for the Veteran designation on their driver’s license or identification card.
To obtain a Veteran indicator, please fill out the appropriate application ( New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles Driver License or Non-Driver ID Card Application or New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles Commercial Driver License Application ), and bring it to any one of the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles locations around the State, along with proof of Honorable Discharge, as defined in RSA 21:50 .
If you wish to add this indicator during your renewal, there will be no additional cost; however, if you wish to add the indicator outside of your renewal period, please be advised that there is a $3.00 fee for the replacement license or ID card.
New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles Hours and Locations
New Hampshire Disabled Veteran Driver License Fee Exemption: No fee shall be charged for a motor vehicle operator's license for a Veteran who is an amputee or paraplegic and who received a motor vehicle from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nor for a Veteran who has been classified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as being permanently and totally disabled due to service connected disability. (See RSA 263-42 )
New Hampshire Registration Fee Exemption for Blind Veterans: No fee shall be charged for a permit to register a motor vehicle owned by a Veteran who has been classified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as being totally blind as a result of a service connected disability. (See RSA 261:159 )
New Hampshire Registration Fee Exemption for Vehicle provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: No registration fee is payable for a vehicle provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to an amputee, paraplegic or blind Veteran classified as being permanently and totally disabled from service connection. (See RSA 261:141, VIII )
New Hampshire Registration Fee Exemption for Amputee or Paraplegic Veterans: No fee shall be charged for a permit to register a motor vehicle owned by a war Veteran who is an amputee, paraplegic or who suffered the loss of use of a limb from a service connected cause as certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs when the vehicle is received or a cash settlement in lieu thereof is received from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (See RSA 261:157 )
New Hampshire Parking Benefits for Disabled Veteran License Plates: Any motor vehicle bearing special disabled Veteran license plates with the international accessibility symbol shall be allowed free parking time in any city or town, if the vehicle is under the direct control of the owner. (See RSA 265:73 )
New Hampshire Military and Veteran License Plates: The State of New Hampshire offers 17 distinctive Military and Veteran themed license plates to honor the service and sacrifice of eligible Service members, Veterans, retirees and eligible Family members.
The process to obtain Vanity Plates must begin at the town or city level like most other registration transactions. To apply for a new Vanity Plate, you must fill out the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles, Application for Vanity Plates .
For new and renewal registration, please bring the application to your Town/City clerk's office to process your registration and vanity plate application. You can also apply for a new vanity plate at any DMV office that processes registrations with the after processing the town/city portion of your registration. You may also mail the application, town portion of the registration and a check for the appropriate fees to the Concord DMV at:
NH Dept. of Safety
DMV - Registration Bureau
23 Hazen Drive
Concord NH 03305
Samples of the Various New Hampshire license plates can be found on the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles License Plates Example page .
Veterans License Plate: Veterans honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces may be issued special license plates. (See RSA 261:87-b )
Disabled Veteran License Plate: Honorably discharged Veterans deemed to be totally and permanently disabled due to their service connected disability are allowed one (1) disabled Veteran plate at no charge. (See RSA 261:86 )
Purple Heart License Plate : Veteran must have their paperwork indicating that they were honorably discharged and were awarded the Purple Heart. May be issued one set of special license plates upon payment of registration fees. Veteran can only have one Purple Heart passenger plate and one Purple Heart motorcycle plate. (See RSA 261:86-d )
Veterans with Walking Disabilities License Plates : Special license plates may be issued for motor vehicles owned by individuals with walking disabilities. (See RSA 261:88 )
National Guard Association of New Hampshire National Guard Group Insurance: Term Life insurance for New Hampshire Army National Guard through the National Guard Association of New Hampshire offers over $1,000,000 (through a combination of State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI) plans) for member; $20,000 for Spouse and $15,000 for dependent. New recruits are eligible for $10,000 SSLI coverage at no cost for the first year of service. Enrollment must occur within 90 days after joining the National Guard.
Who is eligible for National Guard Association of New Hampshire National Guard Group Insurance? New Hampshire Army National Guard members and their dependents are eligible for SSLI.
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:
Service Member's Group Life Insurance ( SGLI )
Veterans Group Life Insurance ( VGLI )
Family Members Group Life Insurance FSGLI )
Service Members Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Projection ( TSGLI )
Service-Disabled Veterans Life Insurance ( S-DVI )
Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance ( VMLI )
Tricare Reserve Select Health Insurance: TRICARE Reserve Select s 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.
Compensation for New Hampshire National Guard Service Members who Sustain Injury or Illness while on State Active Duty: Any member of the national guard serving on state active duty pursuant to this chapter, within or without the state, who, while serving on state active duty, sustains an "injury'' or "personal injury,'' as defined in RSA 281-A , or who become ill shall be entitled to receive benefits pursuant to New Hampshire Workers” Compensation laws.
Who is eligible for Compensation for New Hampshire National Guard Service Members for Injury While on State Active Duty New Hampshire National Guard members that suffer an injury or illness while on state active duty is eligible.
Compensation for New Hampshire National Guard Service Members Killed while on State Active Duty : Provided through worker's compensation for Service members killed on or as a result of State Active Duty.
Who is eligible for Compensation for New Hampshire National Guard Service Members Killed While on State Active Duty? New Hampshire National Guard members killed on state active duty or as a result of state active duty are eligible.
Free New Hampshire Perpetual Hunting and Fishing Privileges for 100% Disabled Veterans: Free perpetual Fish and Game License.
Who is eligible for Free New Hampshire Perpetual Hunting and Fishing Privileges? Honorably discharged Veterans who are residents of New Hampshire and who are permanently and totally disabled from service-connected disability may be issued a free perpetual Fish and Game License. A $10 administrative fee shall be charged once, upon application to the executive director for such permit. (See RSA 214:13 )
New Hampshire Paraplegics may Hunt from Motor Vehicles or Boats : New Hampshire Disabled Veterans may hunt from motor vehicles or boats without motors under certain conditions with a proper permit. A $10 administrative fee shall be charged once, upon application to the executive director for such permit. (See RSA 207:7-a )
Free New Hampshire Fishing Permits for Patients at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital or residents at the State Veterans Home: New Hampshire resident patients at the V.A. Medical Center in Manchester, NH, and residents of the NH Veterans' Home may be issued free fishing permits under certain conditions. (See RSA 214:14-h )
Free Admission to New Hampshire State Parks for New Hampshire National Guard Service Members and Disabled Veterans : New Hampshire Veterans with any U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) service-connected disability rating shall not be charged a fee for day-use admission to New Hampshire state parks. Disabled Veteran license plates issued by the state of New Hampshire, or a letter issued by the VA certifying the Veteran suffers from a service-connected disability shall be considered proof of entitlement.
Any active member of a federally-recognized unit of the New Hampshire National Guard who is a legal resident of this state and is serving (or who retired) in pay grades E-1 through E-6 shall not be charged a fee for admission to the state park system. (See RSA 216-A:3-g, V )
New Hampshire Vietnam War Bonus: Bonus of $100 for those with active service of 90 days or more between August 5, 1964, and August 15, 1973, or those who served in Vietnam between July 1, 1958, and August 5, 1964, and earned the Vietnam Service Medal or the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. To be eligible the Veteran must have been a bona fide resident of New Hampshire at the time of enlistment and have received an honorable discharge. Claims made after August 22, 1977, must be approved by the Adjutant General, the Governor and Executive Council. (See RSA 115-A: 3 )
New Hampshire Persian Gulf War Service Bonus: Each person who actively served as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States between August 2, 1990, and November 30, 1995, and who earned the Southwest Asia Service Medal, and who was discharged, released or has a certificate of service, under honorable conditions, and who at the time of entry on such service, and at the time of such service was a bona fide resident of this state shall be entitled to a $100 bonus. However, no individual who has received a Persian Gulf War Bonus payment from another state shall be qualified to receive the NH bonus. Program expired on August 31, 2002, but there are provisions that allow for acceptance of applications after that date. (See RSA 115-A: 9 )
New Hampshire Persian Gulf War Service Bonus Application
New Hampshire Global War on Terrorism Operations Service Bonus: Each person who actively served in any capacity as a member of the uniformed services of the United States on or after September 11, 2001 and on or before a date to be determined by the Secretary of Defense, and who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; and who was discharged, released or has a certificate of service, with an honorable discharge, or who is missing in action or who was killed in action; and who at the time of entry on such active service, and at the time of such service was a bona fide resident of this state shall be entitled to a $100 bonus provided under this subdivision. Program expired on June 11, 2009, but there are provisions that allow for acceptance of applications after that date. (See RSA 115-A: 16 ).
New Hampshire Global War on Terrorism Operations Service Bonus Application
New Hampshire Veteran's and Dependent Families Relief: War Veterans and their dependent Families who are unable to support themselves shall be supported at public expense in the town or city in which they live. (See RSA 165:5 )
New Hampshire State Veterans' Home: Located at Tilton, the Veterans' Home is a 250-bed facility, with 100 beds assigned to residents with dementia. The Veterans' Home is an intermediate, long-term care facility populated by nearly 400 staff. NHVH has formalized agreements with both the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and local hospitals for inpatient hospitalization and specialized outpatient care. (See RSA 119:9 )
Who is eligible for care at the New Hampshire State Veterans' Home?
The Veteran must have been honorably discharged from any of the Armed Forces, reserves or the NH Army/Air National Guard. (The Veteran does not have to have served in combat or have a service-connected disability.)
The Veteran must have a) been a resident of the State of New Hampshire for at least one (1) year prior to the date of application or b) had New Hampshire listed as their "home of record" on their military discharge papers.
There is no minimum age to be eligible to apply for admission.
The Veteran's condition(s) must be within the Home's resources and ability to treat and the Veteran may not present potential harm to self or other residents.
The Veteran's financial assets must be less than $275,000.00. There is a one-year financial look-back period. If the applicant is married and has a house, the Spouse may keep the house.
New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery: Veterans, discharged under honorable conditions, and their dependents who meet the criteria of eligibility are eligible for burial in the State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH. The cemetery opened in September 1997. Contact the NH Adjutant General's Department at -603-796-2026 for information. (See RSA 110-B-74 )
Who is eligible for Burial at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery? As a general rule, an honorably discharged Veteran, having served on active duty prior to September 7, 1980 is eligible. After September 7, 1980, a Veteran must have served at least 24 months on active duty to be eligible. However, there are some exceptions. Members of Reserve Components and Reserve Officers' Training Corps also may be eligible under many different circumstances. All Veterans should apply to determine eligibility. Spouses and dependents may also be eligible. You need not be New Hampshire residents to be eligible for burial.
You are encouraged to pre-apply for internment at the Veterans Cemetery. The application process is simple and saves surviving Family members the hardship of finding required documents needed prior to interment. Without an application, the cemetery may have to delay the interment until substantial proof is submitted. The Veteran submitting an application will receive an eligibility certificate, which also may include eligibility for dependents.
New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery Pre-Certification Application
Free Copies of Public Records for New Hampshire Veterans and Dependents: Copies of public records are provided free when needed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to determine eligibility for benefits. The State Veterans Council and its Veterans Service Officers shall assist Veterans and dependents in obtaining benefits to which entitled under state or federal laws or regulations. (See RSA 115:6 , RSA 115:7 )
Veterans Health Administration
VA Medical Center
Manchester: Manchester VA Medical Center , 718 Smyth Rd, 603-624-4366 / 800-892-8384
Community Based Outpatient Clinics
Conway: Conway Outpatient Clinic , 71 Hobbs St, 800-892-8384 x 3199 / Fax: 603-314-1656
Keene: Keene Outpatient Clinic , 640 Marlboro St, Route 101, 603-358-4900 / Fax: 603-358-4977
Littleton: Littleton Community Based Outpatient Clinic , 264 Cottage St, 603-575-6700 / Fax: 603-575-6778
Portsmouth: Portsmouth Outpatient Clinic , Pease International Tradeport, 302 Newmarket St, 603-624-4366 x3199 / Fax: 603-314-1679
Somersworth: Somersworth Outpatient Clinic , 200 Route 108, 603-624-4366 x3199 / Fax: 603-841-9038
Tilton: Tilton Outpatient Clinic , 630 West Main St, Suite 400, 603-624-4366 x3199 / Fax: 603-314-1653
Auburn: Readjustment Counseling Service North Atlantic District 1, Zone 1 District Office , 15 Dartmouth Dr, Suite 202, 603-623-4204 / Fax: 603-623-5541
Gorham: Berlin Vet Center , 515 Main St, Suite 2, 603-752-2571 / Fax: 603-752-3618
Hooksett: Manchester Vet Center , 1461 Hooksett Rd, B6, 603-668-7060 / Fax: 603-629-3208
Keene: Keene Outstation , 640 Marlboro Rd (Route 101), 603-358-4950 / Fax: 603-358-4978
Veterans Benefits Administration
Regional Benefit Office
Manchester: Manchester Regional Benefit Office , Norris Cotton Federal Building, 275 Chestnut St, 800-827-1000
Intake Site (Pre-Discharge Claims Assistance)
Manchester: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard/Naval Ambulatory Care Center , Manchester VA Regional Office
New Hampshire State Office of Veterans Services
Address: 275 Chestnut St, Rm 517, Manchester, NH 03101-2411
Phone: 603-624-9230 / 1-800-622-9230
TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964
Please see the New Hampshire Military Resource Locator for additional information
United States Army Reserve (USAR)