Nevada State Veteran's Benefits
- Housing Benefits
- Financial Benefits
- Employment Benefits
- Education Benefits
- Recreation Benefits
- Other State Veteran Benefits
Nevada Veterans' Home
A State-owned and operated veterans' home is located in Boulder City. The home consists of an extended care facility for veterans in need of skilled nursing home care. Future plans call for a Veterans Home in Northern Nevada.
Veterans Tax Exemption
An annual tax exemption is available to any veteran with wartime service (including in-theater service during the Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraqi Wars). To obtain this exemption, take a copy of your DD214 or discharge papers to your local County Assessor.
The exemption can be applied to a veteran's vehicle privilege tax or real property tax. The exemption cannot be split between the two. To obtain the exact amount of this benefit, contact your County Assessor. Veterans may also "donate" their exempted tax directly to the Nevada Veterans' Home Account, which will contribute the amount toward the operation of a Veterans' Home in Nevada.
Disabled Veteran Tax Exemption
Nevada offers a property tax exemption to any veteran with a service-connected disability of 60% or more.
The amounts of exemption that are or will be available to disabled veterans varies from $6,250 to $20,000 of assessed valuation, depending on the percentage of disability and the year filed. To qualify, the veteran must have an honorable separation from the service and be a resident of Nevada.
The widow or widower of a disabled veteran, who was eligible for this exemption at the time of his or her death, may also be eligible to receive this exemption.
This exemption can be applied to a veteran's vehicle tax or personal property tax. To determine the actual value of this benefit or to obtain further information, contact your local county assessor's office.
Civil Service Preference
Civil service preference is given to veterans applying for State employment in Nevada.
Veterans with service-connected disabilities receive additional preference. Veterans must have an other-than-dishonorable discharge. For veterans with disabilities, 10 points will be added to the passing grade achieved on the examination. For non-disabled veterans, and for the surviving spouses of veterans, 5 points will be added to the passing grade achieved on the examination. Nevada National Guard must submit a letter of recommendation from the commanding officer to have 5 points added to the passing grade achieved on the examination. Applicants must declare their intention to request veterans' preference points before the examination.
Waiver of Fees for Members of Nevada National Guard
The University of Nevada system may grant a waiver of registration and laboratory fees for any member of the active Nevada National Guard.
Waiver of Fees for Children and Surviving Spouses of Nevada National Guard
The University of Nevada system may grant a waiver of registration and laboratory fees for any child or surviving spouse of a Nevada National Guard member killed in the line of duty. A child may use a waiver granted for 10 years after they attain the age of 18 years. A surviving spouse may use a waiver granted pursuant to this section for 10 years after the member's date of death.
Hunting and Fishing License for Disabled Veterans
The State of Nevada Wildlife Division will issue free hunting & fishing licenses to any honorably separated veteran who has a service-connected disability of 50% or more.
Serviceman's Hunting or Fishing License
The State of Nevada Wildlife Division will issue a hunting license for $9.00 to Nevada resident Service members stationed outside of Nevada and home on leave.
Nevada State Veterans' Cemetery
Eligible veterans and members of their immediate family may be buried at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, or at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. There is no charge for the plot, vault and opening & closing of a gravesite for a Veteran. A $350 fee (subject to change) is charged for the burial of the spouse or dependent of a veteran.
Visit the Nevada Office of Veterans Services website for more information on any of these programs.