Tennessee State Veteran's Benefits

The state of Tennessee provides several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits.

  • Veteran Housing Benefits
  • Veteran Employment Benefits
  • Other State Veteran Benefits

Tennessee Veteran Housing Programs

State Veterans Homes
Tennessee offers two state veteran homes who's goal is to provide veterans with the best health care in an environment which is pleasant and enjoyable; to provide a safe, warm and happy home for our veterans.

To treat our veterans with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Property Tax Relief
Property tax relief for combat related 100% totally disabled veterans and/or their surviving spouses.

Visit the Tennessee Dept. of Veterans Affairs website for contact information and benefits assistance.

Tennessee Veteran Employment Programs

Employment Programs
The following employment benefits are available in Tennessee:

  • Veterans preference in State employment
  • Credit for military service in State employment
  • Reemployment rights of public employees

Visit the Tennessee Dept. of Veterans Affairs website for contact information and benefits assistance.

Other Tennessee State Veteran Benefits

State Veterans Cemeteries
Tennesse offers eligible veterans their choice of state veteran cemeteries in Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville.

Free License Plates
Free license plates for 100% service connected disabled veterans, Ex-POW's, and recipients of MOH, DSC, NC or AFC.

Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Free hunting and fishing licenses for Veterans with 30% or more war service connected disabilities, after an initial one time fee of $10.

Parking Privileges
Parking privileges for free license plate holders.

Motor Vehicle Privilege Tax Exemption
Motor vehicle privilege tax exemption for 100% disabled veterans.

Special/Memorial License Plates
Special/Memorial license plates for certain veterans.

No-Fee Registration of Discharges
Registration of discharges by county registrar at no fee.

Visit the Tennessee Dept. of Veterans Affairs website for contact information and benefits assistance.

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