The state of Georgia provides several veteran benefits. This page offers a brief description of them.
Georgia Veterans Home
Georgia has two veterans homes, one in Augusta and one in Milledgeville. Admission is open to honorably discharged Georgia veterans with service during wartime.
Georgia Veterans Financial Benefits
Exemption from Homestead Tax
100 percent disabled veterans, those getting VA disability for loss of vision or limbs, and their surviving unremarried spouses may be exempt from property tax on their homes. The maximum exemption is currently $63,780, but there are several factors which determine the amount. Check with the county tax assessor or visit the link at the bottom of this page for details.
Exemption from Sales Tax on Vehicles
A disabled veteran who gets a VA grant for the purchase and adaptation of a vehicle is exempt from state sales tax on it.
Vehicle Tax Exemption
No ad valorem tax on vehicles for permanently and totally disabled veterans or those getting VA disability for loss of vision or limbs.
Georgia Veterans Employment Benefits
Veterans Employment Preference
A 5 point credit is extended to war veterans employed by the State of Georgia. A 10 point credit is extended to veterans employed by the State of Georgia with a VA service connected disability of 10% or more.
Some honorably discharged veterans with at least a 25 percent disability 10 percent if wartime veterans) are exempt from payment of occupational taxes and other fees for peddling, conducting a business, or practicing a profession or semi profession.
Georgia Veteran Recreation Benefits
Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Returning Veterans
Returning veterans are entitled to a free honorary hunting and fishing license for a period of one year following issuance.
Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Permanently & Totally Disabled Veterans
Veterans rated permanently and totally disabled by the VA or DOD are eligible for a discounted sportsman's license.
Reduced State Park Admission Fees for Disabled Veterans
Any Georgia resident veteran with a service connected disability and an honorable discharge can get a discount card good for 25 percent reduced entrance fee to GA state parks, historical sites, and recreational areas.
Georgia State Veterans Cemeteries
Any veteran or their family may be buried in one of the two Georgia State Veterans Memorial Cemeteries in Milledgeville or Glennville. Eligibility requirements are the same as for burial in a VA cemetery, and require an other-than-dishonorable discharge.
Visit the Georgia Department of Veterans Service website for more information on any of these programs.