North Carolina Military and Veterans Benefits

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Summary of North Carolina Military and Veterans Benefits: North Carolina offers special benefits for Service members, Veterans and their Families including property tax exemptions, state employment preferences, education and tuition assistance, vehicle tags, as well as hunting and fishing license privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component, and Veteran disability status.

North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NCDMVA), County Veterans Service Officers: The NCDMVA has trained County Service Officers that can assist Service members, Veterans, retired Service members and their Families find and apply for military/ Veterans’ benefits under federal, state and local laws. All their services are provided free of charge.

Learn more about North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, County Veterans Service Officers

North Carolina Military and Veterans State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

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What are my North Carolina Military and Veterans State Taxes Benefits?

North Carolina Taxes on Military Retired Pay: For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021, military retired pay received for 20 years of service in the U.S. Armed Forces or by Service members that are medically retired can be deducted from their North Carolina adjusted gross income.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) does not withhold taxes for state or local income tax, but it is reported annually on IRS Form 1099-R. All TSP distributions are subject to state taxes and early distributions may incur higher taxes.

Learn more about North Carolina Taxes on Military Retired Pay

North Carolina Taxes on Military Disability Retirement Pay: Military Disability Retirement Pay received as a pension, annuity or similar allowance for personal injury or sickness resulting from active service in the U.S. Armed Forces should not be included in taxable income. Some of the payments which are considered disability benefits include:

  • Disability compensation and pension payments for disabilities paid to Veterans or their Families

  • Grants for homes designed for wheelchair living

  • Grants for motor vehicles for Veterans who lost their sight or the use of limbs, or

  • Benefits under a dependent-care assistance program.

See IRS Publication 525 for more information.

Learn more about North Carolina State Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Military Disability Retirement Pay

young child hugging a tombstone in a veteran cemetery North Carolina Taxes on Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/ Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)/ Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan (RSFPP): For taxable years beginning on or after January 1 2022, Survivor pension benefits paid to the beneficiaries of a retired Service member can be deducted from a taxpayer's North Carolina adjusted gross income.
Governor's Press Release - November 18, 2021

Learn more about North Carolina Taxes on Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/ Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)/ Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan (RSFPP)

North Carolina State Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC): DIC is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of Service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-connected injury or disease.

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

North Carolina Tax Relief for Service Members and Certain Veterans: North Carolina offers the following tax benefits to Service members and eligible Veterans:

Cancellation of Certain Assessments and Abatement of Income Tax: Any unpaid North Carolina Income tax that is owed prior to the time a person enters the U.S. Armed Forces will be canceled and abated if the Service member is killed while serving or is receiving service-connected disability compensation. No interest is payable for any refund owed for overpayment of taxes.

Allowances for Service Members: Subsistence and quarters allowances, uniform and equipment allowances, and mustering-out payments are not taxable. Mileage and per diem for official travel and transportation are not taxed unless they exceed the actual travel and transportation expenses.

soldier behind barbwire Deductions for Service Members: Service members can deduct from their North Carolina taxes the cost of any insignia, swords, aiguillettes, epaulets, campaign bars, cap devices, chinstraps, and the cost of altering uniforms required due to a change in rank.

Education and Training Allowances: VA educational payments paid to a Veteran enrolled in an educational institution are tax exempt.

Grants for Motor Vehicles: VA grants for motor vehicles for Veterans who lost their sight, or the use of their limbs are exempt from income taxes.

Grants for Specially Adapted Housing: VA grants to seriously disabled Veterans for homes modified for wheelchairs are exempt from income taxes.

Gratuity Pay, Six-Months: The six-month gratuity pay to a beneficiary of a deceased Service member is exempt from income taxes.

disabled vet in a wheelchair Real Property Tax: The first $45,000 of the appraised value of the permanent residence of an eligible disabled Veteran is exempt from North Carolina property taxes.
Who is Eligible for a Property tax Exemption? Honorably discharged Veterans that have a total and permanent, service-connected disability rating from the VA or who receives benefits for specially adapted housing are eligible. This exemption is also available for the unremarried Surviving Spouse of an honorably discharged disabled Veteran. For more information and to apply contact the local County Tax Office.
North Carolina County Tax Assessor Directory

Specially Adapted Vehicles: A motor vehicle owned by a disabled Veteran that is modified with special equipment to accommodate their service-connected disability is exempt from property taxes.

Learn more about North Carolina Tax Relief for Service Members and Certain Veterans

North Carolina Income Tax Exemption for Nonresident Military Spouses: A nonresident military Spouse’s income earned in North Carolina is exempt from North Carolina income taxes if they meet the following three requirements:

  • Service member is in North Carolina due to military orders

  • Spouse is in North Carolina only to be with the Service member

  • Spouse’s state of residence is the same as the Service member.

Military Spouses may choose to use the same state of residence as the Service member for state tax purposes if the first two requirements are met.

Learn more about North Carolina Income Tax Exemption for Nonresident Military Spouses

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What are my North Carolina Military and Veterans Education Benefits?

North Carolina National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (NCTAP): NCTAP is a tuition reimbursement program for drilling members of the North Carolina National Guard that are attending an approved North Carolina educational institution.

Tuition may be reimbursed for Service members for an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree, graduate certificate or for attending vocational training.

Service members may use NCTAP before initial active duty training. NCTAP is subject to the availability of funds and varies from semester to semester.
Who is eligible for NCTAP? To qualify for NCTAP funds, the Service member must meet the following requirements:

  • In good standing with their unit, cannot be flagged for any reason

  • Attending a school approved for NCTAP funding (contact the North Carolina National Guard Education Services Office for list of approved schools)

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress requirements of the educational institution

  • Must have two years remaining on their contract with the North Carolina National Guard after last tuition funds are received.

Service members can apply at the North Carolina National Guard Student Portal or they can download the NCTAP Application. For more information, please call 704-391-4426.
North Carolina National Guard NCTAP Webpage
NCTAP Application Instructions

Learn more about the North Carolina National Guard Tuition Assistance Program

NC Education North Carolina In-State Tuition for Nonresident Service Members and their Dependents: Nonresident Service members and their dependents may be eligible for in-state tuition.
Who is eligible for North Carolina In-State Tuition for Nonresident Service Members and their Dependents? Service members serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and assigned to a military installation in North Carolina under military orders are eligible for in-state tuition. All North Carolina National Guard Service members are charged in-state tuition regardless of active duty status.

If the Service member is reassigned outside North Carolina, they will continue to qualify for in-state tuition if they remain continuously enrolled in the program they were in prior to reassignment. An eligible Service member’s dependents are also eligible for in-state tuition.

Learn more about North Carolina In-State Tuition for Nonresident Service Members and their Dependents

North Carolina In-State Tuition for Nonresident Veterans and their Dependents: Nonresident Veterans and their dependents may be eligible for instate tuition.
Who is eligible for North Carolina In-State Tuition for Nonresident Veterans and their Dependents? Veterans must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

· Served at least 90 days on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and received a discharge other than dishonorable

· Using VA educational benefits and enrolls in a North Carolina Institution of Higher Learning within three years of discharge.

A Veteran’s Spouse or Children that are using transferred VA educational benefits are also eligible for in-state tuition, if they enroll within three years of the Veteran’s discharge.

Learn more about North Carolina In-State Tuition for Nonresident Veterans and their Dependents

graduate holding money North Carolina Scholarship for Children of Wartime Veterans: The North Carolina Scholarship for Children of Wartime Veterans Program offers scholarships at North Carolina schools for the Children of certain Veterans.

The scholarship is for eight academic semesters and must be used within eight years.
Who is eligible for North Carolina Scholarship for Children of War Time Veterans? Students must be a Child under age 25 (at time of application) of a Veteran that was killed, disabled, or declared a prisoner of war or missing in action. The Veteran's service must have been during a period of war .

  • Veteran parent must have been a legal resident of North Carolina at time of entrance into the U.S. Armed Forces

  • Child was born in North Carolina and has been a resident of North Carolina continuously since birth (may be waived under certain circumstances by the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs).

The deadline to apply is February 14. All paper applications are now obsolete and will be returned to sender, students must apply at the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, North Carolina Scholarship for Children of Wartime Veterans Online Application.
North Carolina Scholarship for Children of Wartime Veterans Instruction Sheet

Learn more about the North Carolina Scholarship for Children of Wartime Veterans

North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Inc. Scholarship Program (NCVVI): Notice: NCVVI did not offer a scholarship in 2021 due to COVID, please check back in 2022.
NCVVI Scholarship Information

NCVVI was formed to grant scholarships for study at accredited institutions of learning by Vietnam Veterans. The amount of the scholarships will range from $250 to $1,500 and can be used to pay expenses for any year of undergraduate study at any college, junior college, community college, or trade school.
Who is eligible for the NCVVI Scholarship Program? Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Current resident of Wake, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Franklin, Nash, Chatham, or Granville counties in North Carolina (waived for Families of current NCVVI members living in North Carolina)

  • Served in the Vietnam Theater of Operations

  • Spouse or descendent of a Vietnam Veteran.

Learn more about the North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Inc. Scholarship Program

Children sitting on the steps of a school North Carolina Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (MIC3): The purpose of this compact is to remove barriers to educational success imposed on Children of military Families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by:

  • Facilitating the prompt enrollment of Children of military Families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer of educational records from the previous school district or variations in entrance or age requirements

  • Facilitating the student placement process through which Children of military Families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing, grading, course content or assessment. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for enrollment, educational programs and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic and social activities

  • Facilitating the on-time graduation of Children of military Families

  • Providing for the enforcement of administrative rules implementing the provisions of this compact

  • Providing for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among member states, schools and military Families under this compact

  • Promoting coordination between this compact and other compacts affecting military Children

  • Promoting flexibility and cooperation between the educational system, parents and the student in order to achieve educational success for the student.

MIC3 Assistance Request

Primary Point of Contact
Phone: 910-678-2304

Learn more about the North Carolina Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Purple Star Schools Logo Purple Star Award Program for North Carolina Military-Friendly Schools : The Purple Star Award 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 on site.

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.
North Carolina Purple Star Award List of Recipients

Learn more about the Purple Star Award Program for North Carolina Military-Friendly Schools

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What are my North Carolina Military and Veterans Employment Benefits?

North Carolina State Employee Leave for Military Duty: North Carolina State employees that are also Service members of a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible for up to 120 hours for military leave for training per Federal fiscal year.

North Carolina State employees that are also Service members of a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces that are called to involuntary active duty will receive up to 30 days of pay after which they may be eligible for differential pay (see below) during the period of active duty.
Who is eligible for the North Carolina State Employee Leave for Military Duty? National Guard and Reserve Service members that are state employees are eligible for military leave.

Learn more about North Carolina State Employee Leave for Military Duty

ARNG driving a truck North Carolina Differential Pay for Military Duty: North Carolina will pay differential pay to state employees that are also Service members of a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces, that are called to active duty for more than 30 days. Differential pay is the difference in military basic pay (excluding housing, subsistence allowances, etc.) and their state salary (excluding any special pay such as shift premium, etc.) when military pay is less.

The Service member must provide their Leave and Earnings Statement (or similar document) to their payroll office to calculate any amount due.

Learn more about North Carolina Differential Pay for Military Duty

Additional State Pension for the members of the North Carolina National Guard: North Carolina National Guard Service members may be eligible to receive an additional pension from the state of $105 (paid monthly) for 20 years of creditable military service. Service members can receive an additional ten dollars and fifty cents $10.50 for each additional year they serve, up to a maximum of $210 per month.
Who is eligible for Additional State Pension for the members of the North Carolina National Guard? To be eligible for the North Carolina National Guard state pension, Service members must meet the following requirements:

  • Served at least 20 years' creditable military service in an active or reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces and is eligible for military retired pay

  • At least 15 years of the Service members creditable service must have been in the North Carolina National Guard

  • Received an honorable discharge from the North Carolina National Guard.

Learn more about Additional State Pension for the members of the North Carolina National Guard

North Carolina State Employment Veterans Preference: North Carolina offers Veterans’ preference for eligible Veterans for state employment in initial employment, subsequent employment, promotions, reassignments, horizontal transfers and reduction-in-force situations.

To claim Veterans’ preference, applicants must meet the minimum training and experience requirements for the position and must be capable of performing the duties required for the position.
Who is eligible for North Carolina State Employment Veterans Hiring Preference?

  • Veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces (other than for training) during a period of war and received an other than dishonorable discharge

  • Veteran who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during any campaign, expedition, or engagement that a campaign badge or medal was authorized by the U.S. Department of Defense

  • Veteran with a service-connected disability they received during peacetime

  • Spouse of a disabled Veteran

  • Surviving Spouse or dependent of a Veteran who died on active duty during a period of war either directly or indirectly as a result of that service

  • Spouse of a Veteran that has a service-connected disability they received during peacetime

  • Surviving Spouse or dependent of a Veteran who died in the line of duty during peacetime.

For positions that do not have a numerical scoring system, preference is given by authorizing credit on a year for year, and month for month, basis, for all military service training and experience that is similar to the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position.

For positions where a numerical scoring system is used 10 preference points are awarded to the score of eligible applicants.

Learn more about North Carolina State Employment Veterans Hiring Preference

office personnel around a conference table 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:

  • 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 VA 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. 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.

Learn more about Federal Employment Veterans' Hiring Preferences

NC Works logo North Carolina Veterans Employment Assistance: The N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions provides employment assistance for Veterans, Service members leaving the military, and eligible Spouses.

Services provided at NCWorks Career Center:

  • Career assessments

  • Labor market information

  • Training opportunities, job fairs, and workshops

  • Job interview preparation

  • Resume and cover letter assistance

  • Assistance with NCWorks Online

  • Access to computers and free Internet service

  • Help applying for and priority of service for federal employment and training programs.

Specialized services are provided for Veterans with significant barriers to employment. Most offices have specialized staff who work closely with employers to create more job opportunities for Veterans and provide the following specialized services:

  • Help developing an employability plan and goals

  • Individual and group coaching

  • Referrals to support services:

    • Vocational rehabilitation

    • Transportation

    • Elder care

    • Food and nutrition services

    • Referrals to non-profit organizations that address homelessness.

To be eligible for specialized services Veterans must meet the following requirements:

  • Disabled

  • Homeless

  • Unemployed for at least 27 weeks

  • Criminal background (released within the last 12 months)

  • No high school diploma or GED

  • Low income

  • Between 18-24 years old.

NCWorks Online: The state's official job-search website, NCWorks Online gives Veterans access to job postings for 24 hours before they are made available to the general public. The system provides information on training opportunities, local services, and other resources available to Veterans. Employers can also search exclusively for candidates who are Veterans.

NCWorks Veterans Portal: The NCWorks Veterans Portal provides regularly updated listings of Veteran focused hiring events and allows the submission of resumes.

NCWorks Apprenticeship: Veterans participating in NCWorks Apprenticeships can continue to receive VA education benefits, even though they are employed as part of an apprenticeship. Apprentices train for an industry by receiving a combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job training. Participants are paid for their work, and their wages will increase as they progress in the program.

For more information or assistance please contact the nearest NCWorks Career Center or by calling 919-814-0452.
NCWorks Career Center Directory

Learn more about North Carolina Veterans Employment Assistance

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.

soldier carrying supplies 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, Reservists, 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

Learn more about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

North Carolina Hilton Honors Military Program: The North Carolina 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.

Learn more about the North Carolina Hilton Honors Military Program

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What are my North Carolina Military and Veterans Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

North Carolina Unemployment Insurance (UI): North Carolina's Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security UI program provides temporary financial assistance for workers that are unemployed through no fault of their own. UI is a partial, short-term replacement of lost wages while workers are seeking other work and is not intended to be a permanent source of income. Benefits are not based on financial need. Employers pay all costs of the UI program.
Who is eligible for North Carolina UI?
To be eligible for UI applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Lost job through no fault of their own

  • Worked during a specified time period and received a minimum amount of wages during that time period

  • Able and available for work

  • Actively seeking new employment.

Applicants should have the following information before they file a claim:

  • Social Security Number

  • Details from most recent employer about separation, vacation or any severance pay received, will receive, or are entitled to receive

  • Retirement pay gross amount (must provide documentation)

  • Bank routing number and account number for direct deposit

  • Work history for the past two years (for all employers):Non-Citizens must provide Alien number and expiration date

    • Employer name as it appears on check stub
    • Employer's payroll and physical addresses
    • Telephone number
    • Employment dates
    • Pay amounts and reason for separation
  • SF-50 form, SF-8 form, pay stub or W-2 for federal employment within the past two years (may be provided later if documentation is unavailable)

  • DD214 for former Service members (may be provided later if DD214 is unavailable).

North Carolina UI, “Before you Apply” Fact Sheet

Claims may be filed online at the North Carolina Division of Employment Services, Online UI Portal. For questions about filing a UI claim or to inquire about an existing claim application, please contact the customer call center at 888-737-0259.
North Carolina Division of Employment Security, UI Contact Directory

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What are my North Carolina Military and Veterans Division of Motor Vehicles Benefits?

'VETERAN' Designation on North Carolina Driver Licenses and ID Cards: Honorably discharged North Carolina Veterans are eligible to add a ‘VETERAN’ designation on their driver licenses or ID NC Drivers License with Veterans designationcards. It is free to add the designation, but renewal or duplicate fees will still apply.

Veterans can apply for the designation at any North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles Driver License Office. To request the designation.

Veterans must provide one of the following documents as proof of receiving an honorable discharge:

  • DD214 - Certificate of Release or Discharge

  • DD215 - Certificate of Release or Discharge

  • WD AGO 53/55 - Report of Separation

  • NAVMC 78-PD - Notice of Separation

  • NAVPERS - Separation of Service.

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, Office Directory

Learn more about the 'VETERAN' Designation on North Carolina Driver Licenses and ID Cards

North Carolina Special Military and Veterans License Plates: North Carolina offers 35 distinctive license plates to honor the service and sacrifice of eligible Service members, Veterans, Retired Service members, and certain Family members. Specific eligibility and documentation requirements will apply. A short description of some these license plates is listed below. N.C. G.S. 20-79.4

Military and Veterans license plates may be ordered online from the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles online portal, by downloading the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, Military/ Veterans Registration Plate Application Form MVR33A or from any North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License Plate Agency.

All requests for Military and Veterans Specialty License Plates must be certified by the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to ensure eligibility criteria is met prior to application.
North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, License Plate Certification Information
North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, License Plate Agency Directory

Medal of Honor plateNorth Carolina Medal of Honor Recipient License Plate: Medal of Honor recipients are eligible for one free North Carolina Medal of Honor license plate. There is a $30 fee when requesting a personalized license plate.

When applying Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 as proof they received an Honorable or Under Honorable Conditions Discharge and that they were awarded the Medal of Honor. Currently serving Service members must provide a copy of the recommendation of award or a copy of a recently dated service record.
North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, Military/ Veterans Registration Plate Application Form MVR33A

NC Disabled Vet plate North Carolina Disabled Veteran License Plate: U.S. Armed Forces Veterans that have a 100% service-connected disability rating from the VA or receive Individual Unemployability at the 100% rate are eligible for a free North Carolina Disabled Veteran license plate.

Veterans must provide a copy of their VA Disability Rating Letter or Summary of Benefits letter dated within one year of the application date as proof of eligibility. There is a $30 fee when requesting a personalized license plate.
North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, Military/ Veterans Registration Plate Application Form MVR33A

North Carolina Partially Disabled Veteran License Plate: U.S. Armed Forces Veterans that have less than a 100% service-connected disability rating from the VA are eligible for a North Carolina Partially Disabled Veteran license plate. There is no plate fee, but there is a $30 fee when requesting a personalized license plate.
North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, Military/ Veterans Registration Plate Application Form MVR33A

NC Purple Heart plateNorth Carolina Purple Heart License Plate (Auto or Motorcycle): Purple Heart recipients are eligible for the North Carolina Purple Heart license plate. There is no plate fee, but there is a $30 fee when requesting a personalized license plate.

When applying Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 as proof they received an Honorable or Under Honorable Conditions Discharge and that they were awarded the Purple Heart. Currently serving Service members must provide a copy of the recommendation of award or a copy of a recently dated service record. Applicants must select on the application form if the license plate is for an automobile or motorcycle.
North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, Military/ Veterans Registration Plate Application Form MVR33A

North Carolina Gold Star Lapel Button License Plate: The North Carolina Gold Star Lapel Button license plates are available to immediate Family members of a Service member that is killed under the following circumstances:

  • During time of war

  • Periods of armed hostilities, while engaged in military operations involving armed conflict with an opposing foreign force

  • While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict in which the U.S. is not a belligerent party against an opposing armed force

  • Lost their lives as a result of an international terrorist attack

  • While serving in a military operation outside the U.S. as part of a peacekeeping force.

These plates are available to the following Family members:

  • Surviving Spouse

  • Parents, stepparents, parents through adoption, foster parents who stood in loco parentis

  • Child, stepchild, Child through adoption

  • Siblings and half siblings.

There is no plate fee, but there is a $30 fee if personalized. Applicants must provide a copy of the DD1300 Report of Casualty as proof of eligibility.
Code of Federal Regulations, 32-3-578.63 (k)
North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, Military/ Veterans Registration Plate Application Form MVR33A

Learn more about North Carolina Military and Veteran License Plates

North Carolina North Carolina Driver License Renewal for Service Members and Dependents: Service members in an active or reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces and their Family members may renew their North Carolina driver license before being deployed. A driver license may be renewed at a North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, Driver License Office up to one year prior to the license's expiration date.

Resident Service members and their dependents stationed outside North Carolina for more than 30 days may renew their standard license by mail. A license renewed by mail will expire 60 days after the license holder returns to North Carolina.

Mail-in renewals must meet the following requirements:

  • Serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and assigned to a duty station outside North Carolina

  • Class C North Carolina driver license has not expired or has been expired less than two years and a day

  • Have a photo (dated within the last eight years) on file with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV)

  • Have on file with NCDMV a Social Security number or a U.S. government-issued document indicating legal presence

  • Have a permanent verifiable residential address or address of a host Family in North Carolina

  • Provide copy of a valid military ID (front and back, sign and date both)

  • Provide completed vision statement and a National Sex Offender Affidavit (included in the application packet).

A driver license may be renewed by mail no more than two times during the license holder’s lifetime.

A dependent holding a full provisional driver license can upgrade to a Class C driver license if their license has been expired for less than a year and they are 18 years old. They will need to meet the issuance requirements and complete the application.

Applications, required documentation and a check or money order for required fees (listed on the application) can be mailed to:

NCDMV
Military/Internet Unit
3176 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27697-3176

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, Driver License Renewal by Mail Packet

Learn more about North Carolina Driver License Renewal for Military Service Members and Dependents

North Carolina Military Commercial Driver License (CDL) Waivers: The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) offers CDL testing exemptions to Service members and former Service members based on their military training and experience.

The even exchange option allows Service members who have certain Military Occupational Specialties/ Ratings in the U.S. Armed Forces to have their CDL knowledge and skills testing waived. Service members must have worked in one of the following Military Occupational Specialties/ Ratings in the past year:

  • Army – 88M, 92F, 14T

  • Air Force – 2T1, 2F0, 3E2

  • Marine Corps – 3531

  • Navy – EO

The skills waiver option is available to Service members who have military commercial driving training and experience but do not have the Military Occupational Specialties/ Ratings for the even exchange option. Applicants must have been licensed for at least two years on a military vehicle similar to the commercial vehicle class they are applying for. This option only allows a waiver of the skills testing and does not include the knowledge testing requirement.

Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Not had more than one license (except for a military license) in the past two years

  • Not had any license suspended, revoked, or cancelled in the past two years

  • Not had any convictions for any type of motor vehicle for the disqualifying offenses (listed on the application)

  • Not had more than one conviction for any type of motor vehicle for serious traffic violations (listed on the application)

  • Have not had had any conviction for a violation of military, state or local laws relating to motor vehicle traffic control (other than a parking violation) as a result of a traffic accident and has no record of an accident in which they were at fault.

NCDMV’s Commercial Driver Unit will notify the applicant by phone after their waiver has been processed. If approved, the applicant has 30 days from the date of contact to visit a NCDMV driver license office to be issued their CDL.

For more information on the CDL licensing process please call 919-861-3319.
North Carolina CDL Test Waiver/ Even Exchange Military Application
NCDMV Directory

Learn more about the North Carolina Military Commercial Driver License Waivers

North Carolina Motorcycle Endorsements for Military Personnel Stationed Abroad: Service members licensed in North Carolina but stationed outside the state can add or renew a motorcycle endorsement if they have a photo on file that was issued within the last eight years.

Service members must complete the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, Motorcycle Endorsement Request Application for Military Personnel Stationed Abroad , and submit a copy of their:

  • Valid North Carolina driver license

  • Military ID card

  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation card (both front and back) with written verification of its authenticity from a military safety officer on official letterhead​.

If a written examination and skills test are unavailable, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles may accept a Motorcycle Rider Card with written verification of its authenticity from a military safety officer on official letterhead​.

Documents can be submitted via email at dmvdlosr@ncdot.gov or Fax to 919-861-3393.

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What are my North Carolina Military and Veterans Health and Insurance Benefits?

North Carolina National Guard Medical Insurance Benefits: North Carolina National Guard Service members and their dependents may be eligible for health care insurance provided by the North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees.

Service members must not have been eligible for any other type of comprehensive group health insurance or other comprehensive group health benefits and did not have health benefit coverage for at least the last six consecutive months.

Learn more about North Carolina National Guard Medical Insurance Benefits

ARNG North Carolina National Guard Service Member Coverage under Worker’s Compensation Laws for Injury, Illness, Disability and Death on State Active Duty: North Carolina National Guard Service members that are injured, become ill, disabled or die while serving on state active duty are eligible for medical coverage and compensation under the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act.
Who is eligible for Coverage under Worker’s Compensation Laws for Injury, Illness, Disability and Death on State Active Duty? North Carolina National Guard Service members on state active duty are covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act.

Learn more about North Carolina National Guard Service Member Coverage under Worker’s Compensation Laws for Injury, Illness, Disability and Death on State Active Duty

TRICARE Reserve Select Health Insurance: TRICARE Reserve Select is a premium-based plan, available worldwide for Selected Reserve, (Reserve and National Guard) and their Families who meet the following qualifications: VA Life Insurance

  • 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.

This plan provides comprehensive health care coverage when a Service member is not on active duty and covered by active duty TRICARE benefits.

Learn more about TRICARE Reserve Select Health Insurance

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 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

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What are my North Carolina Military and Veterans Parks and Recreation Benefits?

North Carolina Lifetime Disabled Veteran Inland Fishing License : The North Carolina Lifetime Disabled Veteran Inland Fishing License offers statewide inland fishing for resident Veterans who have a 50% or more disability rating from the VA.

This license costs $11 and authorizes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters.

Licenses may be purchased Online, by phone at 888-248-6834 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), or in person at North Carolina Wildlife Service Agents.
North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, Hunting Fishing and Trapping Licenses Webpage

Learn more about the North Carolina Lifetime Disabled Veteran Inland Fishing License

North Carolina Lifetime Disabled Veteran Coastal Recreational Fishing License: The North Carolina Lifetime Disabled Veteran Coastal Recreational Fishing License offers statewide coastal fishing for resident Veterans who have a 50% or more disability rating from the VA.

This license costs $11 and authorizes fishing in coastal and joint waters, it does not authorize fishing in inland waters.

Licenses may be purchased Online, by phone at 888-248-6834 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), or in person at North Carolina Wildlife Service Agents.
North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, Hunting Fishing and Trapping Licenses Webpage

Learn more about the North Carolina Lifetime Disabled Veteran Coastal Recreational Fishing License

North Carolina Lifetime Disabled Veteran Combination Hunting and Inland Fishing License: The North Carolina Disabled Veteran Combination Hunting and Inland Fishing License offers statewide hunting and inland fishing for resident Veterans who have a 50% or more disability rating from the VA.

This license costs $11 and authorizes fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters and hunting on game lands. It does not include big game hunting, the state waterfowl privilege, federal duck stamp or fishing in coastal waters.

Licenses may be purchased Online, by phone at 888-248-6834 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), or in person at North Carolina Wildlife Service Agents.
North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, Hunting Fishing and Trapping Licenses Webpage

Learn more about the North Carolina Lifetime Disabled Veteran Combination Hunting and Inland Fishing License

North Carolina Lifetime Disabled Veteran Sportsman Hunting and Inland Fishing License: The North Carolina Disabled Veteran Sportsman License offers statewide hunting and inland fishing for NC Huntingresident Veterans who have a 50% or more disability rating from the VA.

This license costs $106 and authorizes hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl, fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include fishing in coastal waters, bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp.

Licenses may be purchased Online, by phone at 888-248-6834 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), or in person at North Carolina Wildlife Service Agents.
North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, Hunting Fishing and Trapping Licenses Webpage

Learn more about the North Carolina Lifetime Disabled Veteran Sportsman Hunting and Inland Fishing License

North Carolina Lifetime Disabled Veteran Unified Sportsman/ Coastal Recreational Fishing License: The North Carolina Disabled Veteran Unified Sportsman/ Coastal Recreational Fishing License offers statewide hunting, inland and coastal recreational fishing for resident Veterans who have a 50% or more disability rating from the VA.

This license costs $117 and authorizes hunting for big game, hunting on game lands, hunting for waterfowl, fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters, fishing in trout waters on game lands, and fishing in joint waters. It does not include the bear management e-stamp or federal duck stamp.

Licenses may be purchased Online, by phone at 888-248-6834 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), or in person at North Carolina Wildlife Service Agents.
North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, Hunting Fishing and Trapping Licenses Webpage

Learn more about the North Carolina Lifetime Disabled Veteran Unified Sportsman/Coastal Recreational Fishing License

North Carolina Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Nonresident Service Members and their Dependents at Resident Rates: U.S. Armed Forces Service members stationed in North Carolina, their Spouses and their dependents (under age 18) living with them, are considered residents of North Carolina and can purchase licenses issued by the Wildlife Resources Commission at resident prices.

Nonresident Service members in the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty stationed outside North Carolina are considered residents of North Carolina and can purchase short-term and annual hunting, fishing and trapping licenses at resident prices.

Learn more about North Carolina Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Nonresident Service Members and their Dependents at Resident Rates

North Carolina Hunting and Fishing Licenses Exemption for Resident Service Members Home on Leave: North Carolina resident Service members stationed outside North Carolina that are home on leave for 30 days or less do not have to purchase hunting, inland and coastal fish­ing licenses.

When hunting or fishing under this exemption Service members must carry their military ID card and a copy of their leave paperwork.

Learn more about North Carolina Hunting and Fishing Licenses Exemption for Resident Service Members Home on Leave

North Carolina Mountain Heritage Trout Fishing License Exemption for Resident and Nonresident Veterans: Resident and nonresident Veterans that received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces are exempt from licensing requirements while fishing in North Carolina Mountain Heritage Trout waters.

Veterans must carry their DD214 (or equivalent) when fishing as proof of their service and that they received an honorable discharge.

Learn more about North Carolina Mountain Heritage Trout Fishing License Exemption for Resident and Nonresident Veterans

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What are my North Carolina Military and Veterans Miscellaneous Benefits?

North Carolina Veterans Guardianship Act: North Carolina Veterans’ Guardianship Act authorizes the appointment of guardians for incompetent Veterans, incompetent dependents of Veterans, and minor dependents of Veterans. Guardians assumes all responsibility for their financial affairs, maintains their properties and applies for and manages benefits they may be eligible for.

Contact the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for more information.
North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Contact Information

Learn more about the North Carolina Veterans Guardianship Act

North Carolina Veterans Discharge Records: The Register of Deeds of any North Carolina County is required to record all official discharges for resident Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
North Carolina Registers of Deeds Directory

Learn more about North Carolina Veterans Discharge Records

Certified Copies of North Carolina Veterans’ Public Records: The Register of Deeds of any North Carolina County must provide a free certified copy of any recorded discharges when requested by a former Service member.
North Carolina Registers of Deeds Directory

Learn more about Certified Copies of North Carolina Veterans’ Public Records

Retirement Credit for Military Service in North Carolina Local Government Employee Retirement Systems (LGERS): Participants in LGERS may be eligible to may receive retirement credit for up to five years of qualifying military service at no cost. Participants must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • Must have contributed to LGERS for five years

  • Returned to employment for 10 or more years with the same LGERS employer after discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces, or

  • Returned to an LGERS employer within the time limit mandated by federal law for reporting back to work and meet all the following requirements:

    • Did not provide written notice of intent not to return to work after military service

    • Not eligible for benefits from any other retirement plan based on this service

    • Purchased your LGERS withdrawn service credit, if any.

LGERS employers are required to pay the employer and employee contributions to LGERS for the full period of your military service if the employee returns to work within two years after their earliest military discharge date.

Employees that are ineligible for free credit under these rules, may be eligible to buy credit for their first period plus later required periods of active duty by making a lump-sum payment.

For more information, please call 877-627-3287.

Learn more about Retirement Credit for Military Service in North Carolina Local Government Employee Retirement Systems

North Carolina Military Overseas Voter Services: The North Carolina State Board of Elections offers an easy way to register and vote in local, state and Federal elections. Service members serving outside the U.S. their Spouse or dependent may register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot until 5:00 p.m. the day before the election. The voter portal can then be used to submit the ballot until 7:30 p.m. on election day.
North Carolina State Board of Elections Military Overseas Voter Services Portal

Learn more about North Carolina Military Overseas Voter Services

NC SAAF North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Assistance Fund (SAAF) Grants: SAAF is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to North Carolina National Guard Service members when no other resources are available. They provide grants for food, shelter, utilities, medical emergencies, wounded warriors, gift cards and scholarships. SAAF also provides the following assistance:

  • School supplies for Children

  • Program that provides assistance for those suffering from PTSD or other trauma

  • Assistance to North Carolina National Guard Service members to build ramps, assist in home construction, purchasing appliances, and paying medical bills

  • Provides Christmas for needy North Carolina National Guard Families during the holiday season.

To request assistance Service members should contact their chain of command, nearest Family Assistance Center, or the SAAF office.
Who is eligible for SAAF Grants? To be eligible for SAAF assistance applicants must be current members of the North Carolina National Guard in good standing with no AWOLs or unsatisfactory performance, no current debt to the military or the government and must have completed basic training. The Service member’s Spouse is eligible to request assistance if the Service member is deployed.

Point of Contact for the SAAF
Phone: 919-851-3390, extension 3 / 800-621-6159, extension 3
Email: ncngsaaf@bellsouth.net
SAAF Grant Application and Instructions
SAAF Webpage
SAAF Facebook Page
North Carolina National Guard Family Assistance Center Contact Page

Learn more about the North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Assistance Fund

North Carolina State Veterans Homes: North Carolina has four full-service, skilled nursing facilities for Veterans that offer high quality nursing care to improve their resident’s quality of life. They each have a highly skilled professional staff that provide exceptional care and activities to enrich Veterans lives. All care is provided by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants under the direction of licensed physicians.

North Carolina Veterans Home Locations:NC veterans home salisbury

Each facility provides:

  • Comfort and security

  • Spacious rooms in an attractive environment

  • Registered dietician

  • Social workersNC veterans home black mountain

  • Veterans Service Officer to assist Veterans and Families in applying for VA Benefits

  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies

  • Recreational programs

  • In-house activities, community outings, and programs involving local volunteer groups

  • Special programs throughout the year to honor Veterans

  • Hospital care provided by either a VA Medical Center or local hospitals.

Who is eligible for care at the North Carolina State Veterans Homes? To be eligible for admission Veterans must meet the following requirements:

  • Served in the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty (other than for training)

  • Received a discharge under honorable conditions

  • Resident of North Carolina 24 months prior to the date of admission

  • Referred by a licensed physician and determined to require skilled nursing care

  • Disabled due to age, disease, or other reasons determined through a physical exam

  • The Veterans home must be able to meet the needs of the Veteran.

All expenses are based on the actual cost of care and the Veterans ability to pay using available resources.
North Carolina Resource Guide

Learn more about the North Carolina State Veterans Homes

North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Program: North Carolina has four state Veteran’s cemeteries that offer a dignified final resting place for North Carolina Veterans and their eligible Family members.

North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Locations:NC Coastal Carolina

  • Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain (Buncombe County), 828-669-0684

  • Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville (Onslow County), 910-347-4550

  • Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Spring Lake (Cumberland County), 910-436-5630

  • Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Goldsboro (Wayne County), 919-648-0510.

Each cemetery offers a free burial plot, opening and closing of the grave, a grave marker and installation, and perpetual care at no cost to the Veteran. There is no charge for burial of an eligible Veteran at any stateWestern Carolina Veterans cemetery. A burial fee is charged for a Veteran’s Spouse and dependents. All other funeral expenses are the responsibility of the Veteran, Family, or their estate.
Who is eligible for burial in a North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery? Eligibility requirements for the burial at a North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery are the same as for VA National Cemeteries except for a North Carolina residency requirement. 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 on active duty, or

  • Served at least 20 years in the National Guard or Reserves and qualified for military retired pay (or would have qualified except 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)

  • Resident of North Carolina at the time of death; for a period of at least 10 years; or at the time the Veteran entered the U.S. Armed Forces.

Proof of military service, residence, marriage and Children as well as any applicable disability. It is the responsibility of the Veteran, their survivors, or legal representative to provide any documentary proof required to establish the eligibility of the Veteran or the Family member. For more information or to schedule a burial please contact the nearest cemetery.
North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Eligibility Guide

Learn more about the North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Program

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in North Carolina

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

North Carolina VA CemeteryLearn more about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in North Carolina

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries in North Carolina: The VA National Cemetery Administration maintains four national cemeteries in North Carolina. Please see the local location listing for the nearest cemetery.

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

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Military Installations and Veterans Affairs Facilities in North Carolina

Please see the North Carolina Military Resource Locator for additional information

Active Duty
Army
Fort Bragg

Air Force
Pope Field
Seymour Johnson AFB

Marines
Camp Lejeune
Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point
Marine Corps Air Station, New River

National Guard
North Carolina National Guard

North Carolina Army National Guard

North Carolina Air National Guard
145th Airlift Wing

U.S. Army Reserve (USAR)
81st Readiness Division

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Resources

North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Resource Guide

Air National Guard Benefits

Army National Guard Benefits

North Carolina Hunting, Fishing and Trapping License

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Facility Directory North Carolina

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission, North Carolina

FEDSHIREVETS, Veterans Preference

North Carolina Office of Human Resources Frequently Asked Questions

North Carolina Department of Revenue 2020 Tax Law Changes

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles Online Portal

North Carolina Department of Revenue Armed Forces Information

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Veteran's Services

North Carolina General Statutes

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Document Review Date: 29 December 2021