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.

Visit the Idaho Division of Veterans Services website for contact information and benefits assistance.

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Other Idaho State Veteran Benefits

Idaho State Parks Veterans Pass
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) offers Veteran?s Pass that waives all camping fees for Idaho veterans who are 100% service-related disabled. This pass, which is wallet size, is good for one camping site per eligible veteran for his/her family. All an eligible Idaho veteran will typically need to pay a reservation fee and any utility hookups.

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.

License Plates
$15 dollars from each new veteran's license plate and $5 dollars from each renewal goes to the operation and maintenance for the veterans Cemetery. Click on the license plate to purchase or get further information about the veteran's license plate.

Visit the Idaho Division of Veterans Services website for contact information and benefits assistance.

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