Hawaii State Veteran Benefits

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The state of Hawaii provides several veteran benefits. This page explains them.

Hawaii State Veterans Home

The Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo is a state nursing home for honorably discharged veterans over 55 who require skilled nursing care and meet the VA requirements for an "eligible veteran". The veteran is responsible for any costs not covered by the VA or medicare. Spouses may be eligible for admission depending on available space.

Hawaii Veteran Financial Benefits

Property Tax Exemptions

Applies to real property that is owned and occupied as a home by a totally disabled veteran or their widow(er). Also applies to passenger cars when they are owned by totally disabled veterans and subsidized by the VA.

Special Housing for Disabled Veterans

Payment by the state of up to $5,000 to each qualified, totally disabled veteran for the purpose of purchasing or remodeling a home to improve handicapped accessibility.

Hawaii State Employment Veterans Preference

Non-disabled veterans receive 5  preference points, disabled veterans receive 10 points. Preference points are added to examination scores completed by applicants for open competitive state employment positions.

Hawaii Veteran Recreation Benefits

Hunting Licenses

Active duty military personnel and their dependents stationed in Hawaii are considered to be residents for the purposes of obtaining a hunting license.

Hawaii State Veterans Cemeteries

Hawaii has 7 state veterans cemeteries located in:

  • Hilo
  • Kailua-Kona
  • Kaneohe
  • Kauna Kakai
  • Lanai City
  • Lihue
  • Makawao

Veterans, spouses, and some dependents are eligible for internment. There may be a small fee charged for burial.

Visit the Hawaii Office of Veterans Services website for more information on any of these programs.

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