Nevada State Veteran's 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.
Visit the Nevada Office of Veterans Services website for contact information and benefits assistance.
Nevada Veterans Coordinator
The Veterans Coordinator provides individual assistance to Veterans in the following ways:
- Identifies current openings that match well with the Veteran’s skills and experience.
- Answers questions about state employment and its hiring process.
- Advises and assists Veterans with completing state jobs applications to best represent themselves.
Additionally, the Veterans Coordinator collaborates with non-profit organizations and local, state, and federal agencies to better connect Veterans to available resources and services.
Assistance With Claims
Any veteran family member of a veteran, or Nevada resident on Active Duty can receive free assistance in filing a claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for a service-connected disability, pension or other benefit program. Assistance includes help in filing claims, representation at local hearings, appeals and discharge upgrades.
Hunting and Fishing License
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.
Nevada State Law permits the Nevada Office of Veterans' Services to act as the financial guardian for incompetent veterans, their widows and children.
Veteran Cemetery Plots
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.
Disabled Parking Privileges
The State of Nevada authorizes special parking permits for physically disabled persons. Applications are available at your local DMV office or can be obtained by contacting the DMV Special Plate Section in Carson City.
Special Veteran License Plates
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles offers several distinctive license plates for veterans that include:
Ex-Prisoner of War
Pearl Harbor Survivors & Veterans
Congressional Medal of Honor
Applications for special plates can be obtained at your local DMV Office.
Veterans or their dependents filing claims for service-connected disabilities may receive a one-time free copy of their birth, divorce, death or marriage certificate from the appropriate county courthouse.
Discharge certificates are recorded free of charge to eligible veterans by Nevada Count Recorders.
Visit the Nevada Office of Veterans Services website for more information on any of these programs.