Virgin Islands Veteran Benefits

The U.S. Virgin Islands offer several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits.

Housing Benefits

Veterans Home/Land loan
Home and Land loans offered to Veterans who entered the Armed Forces while residing in the Virgin Islands, Maximum amount of $110,000 a low rate of 4% 

Education Benefits

Free Tuition
Free tuition is offered for attendance at local public educational institutions and the University of the Virgin Islands. This program is for Veterans who entered the Armed Forces while residing in the Virgin Islands.

CELL Program
Free Tuition is offered for attendance at the University of the Virgin Islands to participate in the CELL program (Community Engagement & Lifelong Learning). This program is for Veterans who entered the he Armed Forces while residing in the Virgin Islands.

Financial Benefits

Homestead Tax Exception
Homestead tax exemption of up to $650.00 from the Real Property Tax Bill is offered to Veterans who occupies their primary home. 

Employment Benefits

Veterans Preference
A 10 Point Preference  added to Veteran's score on Local Civil Service Examinations. 15-Points for Disabled Veterans.

Other Local Benefits

Burial Plot and Expenses
A free burial plot in the local Cemeteries is offered to Veterans who are residents and entered the Armed Forces while residing in the Virgin Islands. A maximum of $3,500 is reimbursed for the burial expenses of a veteran who entered the Armed Forces while residing in the Virgin Islands.

Taxi Medallion
Opportunity to acquire a Taxi Medallion for Veterans who entered the Armed Forces while residing in the Virgin Islands.

Emergency Ambulance Service
Free emergency ambulance service to all Veterans residing in the Virgin Islands.

Reimbursement for medical travel
100% reimbursement for off island travel for non-service connected Veterans with a VA medical appointment.

License Plates
Free license plates to all Veterans residing in the Virgin Islands

Visit the Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs for more information on any of these programs.

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In addition to the pensions and benefits to which you may be entitled because of both public and private employment, you may also be eligible for certain benefits based on your military service.

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