Territory of the Virgin Islands Military and Veterans Benefits

Territory Taxes
Education Benefits

Employment Benefits
Unemployment Compensation

Department of Driver Services (DDS) Benefits

Health & Insurance Benefits

U.S. Virgin Islands Military Resource Locator
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Summary of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Military and Veterans Benefits: USVI offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including discounted Veterans Home and Land loans, Veterans Employment Preference, Reimbursement for Burial Expenses, Veteran Tuition Assistance and Free License Plates. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component and Veteran disability status.

Territory Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

     

What are my U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Military and Veteran Tax Benefits?

USVI Income Taxes: For Residents of the USVI instead of filing returns and paying taxes to the IRS, residents file returns and pay income taxes directly to the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue. The taxes are at the same rates and use the same forms and rules as the federal income tax under what is called the “mirror system” of taxation.

The end result being that the overall rate of income tax for individuals is equivalent to the rate that a resident of a state without a state income tax would pay.

Military Income: Military income is taxed in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

U.S. Virgin Islands Retired Military Pay Income Tax: Retired military pay is taxed in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Learn more about USVI Income Taxes

Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/ Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)/ Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan (RSFPP): Survivor Benefit Plan benefits are taxed as income to the survivor however the tax rate upon receipt of the annuity will generally be less than the member's current tax rate.

Learn more about Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/ Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)/ Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan (RSFPP)

 U.S. Virgin Islands Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Military Disability Retired Pay: Military Disability Retirement Pay received as a pension, annuity or similar allowance for personal injury or sickness resulting from active service in the Armed Forces should not be included in taxable income if any of the following conditions apply:

  • You were entitled to receive a disability payment before September 25, 1975;

  • You were a member of the military (active or reserves) or were under a binding written commitment to become a member on September 24, 1975;

  • You receive disability payments for a combat-related injury. This is a personal injury or sickness that:

    • Resulted directly from armed conflict,

    • Took place while you were engaged in extra-hazardous service,

    • Took place under conditions simulating, including training exercises such as maneuvers, or

    • Was caused by an instrumentality of war.

  • You would be entitled to receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) if you filed an application for it (the exclusion under this condition equals the amount you would be entitled to from the VA).

Learn more about U.S. Virgin Islands Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Military Disability Retired Pay

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

Learn more about U.S. Virgin Islands Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

USVI Property Tax Credits: USVI has a number of Real Property Tax Credits for resident property owners; property owners may not apply for more than two credits – General homestead and any one of the other categories for which they may be eligible. In order to be eligible, the applicant must be the property owners of record as of January 1, of the taxable year. The deadline to apply for the tax credits is before January 1 of the year in which the application is being processed.

Tax credits are available in the following categories:

  • General Homestead: Maximum tax credit: $400.00 USVI Homestead Tax Credit Application

    • Property owners who occupied the home as their primary residence as of January 1 of the current tax year are eligible. Applicants must show proof of residency by providing a valid USVI driver’s license or voter’s registration card. Applicants are also asked to show proof of occupancy by providing a current utility bill.

  • Veterans: Maximum tax credit: $650.00 USVI Veteran Tax Credit Application

    • Property owners must meet occupancy requirements and been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Services. Applicants must provide a copy of their DD-214 at the time of filing, in addition to a valid USVI driver’s license or voter registration card.

  • Seniors: Maximum Tax Credit: $500.00 USVI Homestead Tax Credit for Senior Citizens Application

    • Property owners must meet occupancy requirements. Applicants are also eligible to claim this credit for properties held by tenants in the entireties, if either Spouse is 60 years or older on January 1, of the taxable year. The credit is available only when individual Annual Gross Income (AGI) is less than $30,000 and household AGI does not exceed $50,000. Applicants are asked to provide a stamped copy of the previous year’s tax return and proof of age at time of application.

  • Disabled: Maximum Tax Credit: $500.00 USVI Disabled Persons Tax Credit Application

    • Applicants must meet occupancy requirements and be suffering from a disability as determined by the Social Security Administration as of January 1 of the taxable year. Applicants are required to provide documentation from the SSA at time of filing, as well as a stamped copy of their previous year’s tax return to verify they meet the income requirement.

  • Class 1 Inheritance Tax Credit: Credit equal to 80% of the real property taxes levied until $5,000 or more of improvement are made on said property. USVI Class I Inheritance Tax Credit Application

    • Applicants must be owners of unimproved property of 5.0 acres or less. The property owner must have acquired the property through inheritance.

  • Visitable Home Tax Credit: Credit equal to 20% of the taxes levied by the Tax Assessor. Certification must be from the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources. USVI Visitable Housing Tax Credit Application

    • Available to property owners whose property tax bills increased by 125% or more and whose household gross income is less than $135,000.

Property tax owners are reminded that the minimum $360.00 tax will be implemented with the 2018 property tax bill.

Property owners who require a detailed description of the various tax credits, or who may be eligible for these tax credits are encouraged to visit the Tax Assessors Office on their respective island or call 340-774-2991 for St. Thomas/St. John district, or 340-773-6449 for the Christiansted and Frederiksted offices.

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 What are my U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Military and Veteran Education Benefits?

 University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement & Lifelong Learning (UVICELL): Free Tuition is offered for attendance at the University of the Virgin Islands to participate in the UVICELL program. UVICELL offers a wide array of programs to help you achieve your personal and career goals. Programs include:

  • In-class programs: whether you're looking for computer training, bookkeeping, real estate or cake decorating courses, we welcome you to visit our USVICELL upcoming courses page to get the latest information on our in-class programs.

  • Online Programs: with over 500 online courses to choose from, you can select the area and course that best fits your needs. Whether your focus is in healthcare, green energy, education, or business, we encourage you to explore our extensive array online courses.

Who is eligible for University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement & Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) The programs are free to Virgin Islands Veterans please contact the Office of Veterans Affairs to determine if you qualify.

Office of Veteran Affairs
St. Thomas: 340-774-8387
St. Croix: 340-773-8387

Learn more about University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement & Lifelong Learning (UVICELL)

USVI In-Territory Tuition: The following individuals shall be charged the in-territory rate, or otherwise considered a resident, for tuition and fees purposes:

  • A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands while attending the University of the Virgin Islands (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls at UVI within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands while attending The University of the Virgin Islands (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in The University of the Virgin Islands within three years of the transferor's discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b) (9)) who lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands while attending The University of the Virgin Islands (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in The University of the Virgin Islands within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

  • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at UVI. The person so described must have enrolled in USVI prior to the expiration of the three-year period following discharge, release, or death described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.

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 What are my U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Military and Veteran Employment Benefits?

Administrative Leave of Absence for Military Duty: An employee who is drafted for service in the Armed Forces or a reservist called up for active duty is eligible for administrative leave of absence. Your right to re-employment is governed by applicable federal law. For further information, contact your supervisor or the Division of Personnel.

Learn more about Administrative Leave for Military Duty

 Military Service Credit for Government Employee Retirement System of the Virgin Islands: USVI government employees can receive a service credit with the Government Employee Retirement System of the Virgin Islands for active military service with the U.S. Armed Forces.

  • Tier I – (If hired prior to 1 Oct 2005) 10 years maximum service credit if the employee worked and paid contributions for 10 years, prior to September 25, 2001. 3 years maximum service credit after September 25, 2001.

  • Tier II (If hired on or after 1 Oct 2005) 3 years maximum service credit.

Learn more about Military Service Credit for Government Employee Retirement System of the Virgin Island

USVI Government Employment Veteran Hiring Preference: Veterans receive an additional 10 points on Local Civil Service Examinations for employment, 15-Points are given for Disabled Veterans.
Who is eligible for USVI Government Employment Veteran Hiring Preference A Veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States that was discharged or released from the United States Armed Forces under conditions other than dishonorable, an applicant who is the Spouse of a qualifying Veteran, or the Surviving Spouse of a qualifying Veteran are eligible for USVI Government Employment Hiring Preference points on examinations.

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USVI Funeral Leave for Veterans : If you are a Veteran you will be excused from regular duty for up to four (4) hours, with pay, in any one-day to participate as an active pallbearer or as a member of a firing squad or a guard of honor in a funeral ceremony for a member of the Armed Forces. (Section 585, Title 3 VIC)

Learn more about USVI Funeral Leave for Veterans

Military Leave for Territorial Government Employees: Territorial Government employees receive 30 days military leave per year for Federal or State active duty.
Eligibility: National Guard or Reserve Service member who is on state or federal active duty orders, or inactive duty training.

Learn more about Military Leave for Territorial Government Employees

Military Pay Differential Reimbursement for Territorial Government Employees: An officer or employee of the Government of the Virgin Islands, its agencies, authorities and public corporations, who is on federal active duty, or training duty as a reserve of the Armed Forces, or a member of the National Guard, in excess of 30 days in a calendar year, is entitled to the difference in salary between the pay received from the military and his salary as an officer or employee of the Government of the Virgin Islands, if the military salary is not greater than the Government of the Virgin Islands salary. Such an officer or employee incurs no loss of time, performance or efficiency rating for each day of active duty or training duty

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Federal Employment Veterans 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.

Learn more about Federal Employment Veterans Hiring Preferences

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

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 What are my U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Military and Veteran Unemployment Compensation Benefits?

 USVI Unemployment Compensation: The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Labor, Division of Unemployment Insurance administers the Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Unemployment Insurance is designed to provide benefits to eligible persons who are temporarily unemployed through no fault of their own. In all states employers pay quarterly contributions to cover their workers against involuntary unemployment. Most employers are required to pay contributions. Benefits are funded by these contributions. The amount of benefits payable is intended to cover non-deferrable expenses such as housing, food, clothing, and necessary transportation. No deductions are made from the worker's wages to finance Unemployment Insurance Benefits. Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance Benefits is based on wages earned not on Family financial resources.
Who is eligible for USVI Unemployment Compensation? In order to be eligible for Unemployment Benefits, you must meet certain eligibility conditions. You must be totally or partially unemployed. You are considered totally unemployed any week in which you did not perform work and no wages were paid to you. YOU MUST REPORT ALL OF YOUR WORK AND EARNINGS, INCLUDING ANY SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME. You must report to the local office in person to file a claim for Unemployment Benefits. You are required to register for work at the Job Service office. You must participate in reemployment services offered through the Job Service office when you are selected.

Failure to report/participate in any reemployment services, in which you are required to participate, may result in the denial of benefits, unless you have justifiable cause that you have completed such services or are attending similar services. You must file a claim and meet these basic requirements:

  • You must be able to perform full-time work which means that you must be physically and mentally able to work each work each day of the week. Benefits cannot be paid for any week during which you are unable to work. While claiming benefits, you must indicate on your claim form whether there were any days which you were not able to work due to illness, injury, or for any other reason.

  • You must be available for full time work. It means you must be ready and willing to accept suitable work while you are claiming unemployment benefits. In general, work is suitable if it is within your training, capabilities and experience. You must not place undue restrictions on accepting offered work, such as limiting times and places for a job. Transportation and Child care problems are not acceptable excuses for not being available for certain jobs that are otherwise suitable.

  • You are required to actively seek full-time work on your own and keep a list of employers you contact for jobs. You must not limit your search to part-time work. If you are only partially employed, you must make a continuing effort to find full time work. If work is not available in your regular occupation, you are expected to look for work in other areas for which you are qualified. The Job Service will make every effort to assist you in finding suitable work.

  • You must be unemployed through no fault of your own. If your separation from your last employer was for anything other than lack of work USVI Department of Labor will have to conduct a fact-finding interview by secure information from you, your employer, and any other relevant parties before your eligibility can be determined. If you are determined to be responsible for being unemployed a disqualification may be imposed.

The Division of Unemployment Insurance has offices on St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John. Their regular hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The office on St. John has limited service to claimants every other week on Thursdays, from 9:00am to 2:30pm. Please visit the Contact page via the link below for detailed location information.
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Labor, Unemployment Insurance Claimant Portal

St. Croix
4401 Sion Farm STE1 Christiansted, VI 00820-4245
340-773-1994
Fax: 340-713-3415

St. Thomas / St. John
2353 Kronprindsens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802
340-776-3700
Fax: 340-715-5743

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  What are my U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Military and Veteran Department of Driver Services Benefits?

 Free License Plates for USVI Veterans: Veterans’ license plates are free to Veterans; however, you must pay for the registration process.

In order to receive a Veteran license plate, you must be a registered Veteran within the Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs.

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What are my U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Military and Veteran Health and Insurance Benefits?

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:

  • 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.

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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)

Learn more about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Life Insurance

U.S. Virgin Islands National Guard Medical Coverage for Injury, Illness and Death Benefits incurred while on State Active Duty: U.S. Virgin Islands National Guard Service members are entitled to government employee Workers' Compensation while on state-summoned active duty.

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  What are my U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Military and Veteran Miscellaneous Benefits?

USVI Veterans Home/Land Loan and Home Improvement Loans: The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) provides a Home/Land Mortgage Program for Virgin Islands Veterans to purchase their first home. This home and land mortgage program is just one way to thank Virgin Islands Veterans who have served their country.
Who is eligible for USVI Veterans Home/Land Loan and Home Improvement Loans? Any Veteran who has served in the active military, Naval air service, National Guard and Coast Guard and was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable discharge, will be eligible. In addition:

  •  Must be a first-time home buyer.

  • Must meet established income requirements.

  • Must be a resident of the Territory for the last three years.

  • Must have the ability to make a minimum earnest money deposit of $500. For qualified Veterans, no earnest money deposit is required.

  • Must be pre-qualified for a mortgage loan based on nationally accepted underwriting standards of Federal Housing Administration/ U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs /Conventional Mortgages.

  • Must attend VIHFA’s Home Buyer’s Education Program and earn a Certificate of Completion.

  • Must occupy the property as your primary residence.

* Rates are updated in January & July annually
Eligible Veterans are entitled to various benefits:

  • 25% discount on VIHFA application fee;

  • 30% set-aside in all VIHFA new land and home developments;

  • 10% additional discount on the established price of land sold by the Authority;

  • A fixed interest rate that is 3% below the Federal Prime rate;

  • Zero down payment required;

  • Loan amounts up to $220,000 for homes and $50,000 for land; and

  • Payroll deduction available.

Home Improvement Loans: Home Improvement Loans are available to those Veterans who desires to improve, alter or repair their primary residence. The loan features are:

  • Maximum loan amount - $40,000;

  • A maximum loan term of 10 years with an interest rate 3% below the Federal Prime rate; and

  • Combined loan-to-value ratio must not exceed 100% of the appraised value.

Refinancing Loans: Refinancing options are available to those Veterans whose primary residences are at risk of foreclosure. Eligible Veterans will receive:

· A fixed rate that is 3% below Federal Prime Rate;

  • Maximum loan amount of $220,000;

  • Payroll deduction option is available.

Learn more about the USVI Veterans Home/Land Loan and Home Improvement Loans

New USVI Taxi Medallions only Available to Veterans: Veterans have an opportunity to acquire a new Taxi Medallion. Medallion auctions are held in December each year. The exact date of the auction is announced in November. Remember, only Veterans are eligible to buy medallions through the auction. All others must purchase their medallions from a Veteran.

Learn more about the New USVI Taxi Medallions only Available to Veterans

Emergency Ambulance Service*: Free emergency ambulance service.
Who is eligible for Emergency Ambulance Service? All Veterans residing in the USVI are eligible.

Off Island Travel Assistance*: 100% reimbursement for off island travel assistance for non-service connected Veterans with VA medical appointment.
Who is eligible for Off Island Travel Assistance? All Veterans residing in the USVI are eligible.