Idaho State Veteran's Benefits

The state of Idaho provides several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of the housing and other State Veteran benefits offered in Idaho.

Idaho Veteran Housing Programs

Veterans Homes
The following are Veteran Homes located in Idaho:

  • Boise Veterans Home
  • Lewiston Veterans Home
  • Pocatello Veterans Home

Applicants may be peacetime or wartime veterans, with wartime veterans retaining priority admission status. Applicants must have been discharged under honorable conditions and be a bona fide resident of the state of Idaho. In addition, applicants must be unemployable as a result of age, illness, or disability. Effective July 1, 2000, applicants must apply for and become eligible for Medicaid benefits or must pay the established maximum monthly nursing care charge.

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Other Idaho State Veteran Benefits

Idaho State Parks Veterans Pass
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation offers a Veteran's Pass that entitles 100% service-related disabled veterans free Idaho State Park day-use access and one free campsite per overnight stay.

Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
The State of Idaho's Cemetery is located on 76.5 acres adjacent to the Dry Creek Cemetery. The site is just North of Hill Road and East of Horseshoe bend Road. The Terteling Company Donated approximately 40 acres in two parcels to the state and the remaining acreage was purchased from Dry Creek Cemetery District. The Cemetery was made possible by a grant from the Veterans Administration State Cemetery Grants Program and has funded 100% of the design, construction and equipment costs.

Visit the Idaho Division of Veterans Services website for more information on any of these programs.

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