The District of Columbia provides several veteran benefits. TThis page explains those benefits.
Armed Forces Retirement Home
A retirement community for enlisted military retirees and Veterans.
Open to veterans who served for a minimum of twenty years and at least one-half of their service was not active commissioned service (other than as a warrant officer or limited-duty officer). Disabled veterans may have special eligibility, married couples are welcome, but both must be eligible for residency.
DC Veteran Property Tax Exemption
When a property owner turns 65 years of age or older, or is disabled, they can apply for for disabled or senior citizen property tax relief. This benefit reduces a qualified property owner's property tax by 50 percent.
DC Veterans Employment Preference
A veteran with more than 180 consecutive days active duty before October 14, 1976 -OR- any service during a time of war after October 15, 1976 and an honorable or general discharge is eligible for a preference in district government jobs.
Normally a veteran within five years of discharge will get a five point preference and a 30 percent or greater disabled veteran will get a ten point preference. However, there are some special rules and exceptions. Some spouses & surviving spouses of disabled veterans may also get the preference.
DC National Guard Scholarship
The DC National Guard Scholarship will reimburse members of the Army DC National Guard up to $1,500 per semester or quarter at an approved college, university or educational institution while monies are available.
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