Hawaii State Veteran's Benefits
Special Housing for Disabled Veterans
Payment by the State of up to $5,000 to each qualified, totally disabled veteran for the purpose of purchasing or remodeling a home to improve handicapped accessibility.
Applies to real property that is owned and occupied as a home by a totally disabled veteran or their widow(er). Also applies to passenger cars when they are owned by totally disabled veterans and subsidized by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Employment and Re-employment
Preference is given to veterans, Vietnam-era veterans, service-connected, disabled veterans and their widow(er)s for civil service positions, training programs, job counseling and referrals to civilian jobs by the Workforce Development Division, Department of Labor & Industrial Relations. Re-employment rights for veterans, Reservists or National Guard members who leave a position within State or County government for training or active military service.
Burials for qualified veterans (including U.S. war allies) and their dependents in Veterans Cemeteries on Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, or Lanai.
Free certified copies of vital statistics forms when needed for veterans' claims.
For the same cost as regular license plates, qualified veterans can acquire distinctive veterans' license plates for their car or motorcycle. Currently available are: "Veteran," "Combat," "Combat Wounded", "Pearl Harbor Survivor", "Former POW", "World War II Veteran", "Korean War Veteran", "Vietnam Veteran", or "Persian Gulf Veteran" license plates. These plates are also available for motorcycles.
State Veterans Cemeteries
Hawaii has 7 state veterans cemeteries located in:
- Kauna Kakai
- Lanai City
Veterans, spouses, and some dependents are eligible for internment. There may be a small fee charged for burial.
Visit the Hawaii Office of Veterans Services website for more information on any of these programs.