Nevada State Veteran Benefits

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The state of Nevada provides several veteran benefits. This page explains those benefits. 

Nevada Veteran Homes

Nevada runs veterans homes in Boulder City and Sparks. The home is open to Nevada resident veterans who require skilled nursing care. Spouses and gold star parents may be eligible for admission. There is a cost for care. 

Nevada Veteran Financial Benefits

Veterans Tax Exemption

An annual tax exemption is available to any Nevada resident veteran with wartime service. The exemption can be applied to your vehicle privilege tax or real property tax.

To obtain the exact amount of this benefit, contact your county assessor. You may also "donate" your exempted tax directly to the Nevada Veterans' Home Account.

Disabled Veteran Tax Exemption

Nevada offers a property tax exemption to any honorably discharged resident veteran with a service-connected disability of 60% or more.

The surviving spouse may also be eligible.

This exemption can be applied to a veteran's vehicle tax or personal property tax. To determine the actual value of this benefit or to obtain further information, contact your local county assessor's office.

Sales Tax Holiday

Nevada National Guard members and their immediate families are eligible for a three-day sales tax exemption for the Nevada Day holiday.

Nevada Veteran Employment Preference

Veterans and surviving spouses of a members killed in the line-of-duty get ten points added to the passing grade of a state employment exam. National Guard members and all other surviving spouses get five points.

Qualified disabled veterans are guaranteed an interview and non-disabled veterans must make up at least 22% of those interviewed for any open state job.

Veterans must have an other-than-dishonorable discharge.

Nevada Veteran Education Benefits

Fee Waiver for National Guard Members and Family

The University of Nevada system may grant a waiver of tuition and laboratory fees for any active member of the Nevada National Guard. Members may also transfer their eligibility for the waiver to immediate family members.

Waiver of Fees for Children and Surviving Spouses of Nevada National Guard

The University of Nevada system may grant a waiver of tuition and laboratory fees for any child or surviving spouse of a Nevada National Guard member killed in the line of duty.

A child may use the waiver for 10 years after they attain the age of 18 years. A surviving spouse may use a the waiver for 10 years after the member's date of death.

Tuition Waiver for Purple Heart Recipients

Veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart are eligible for a free tuition at any state school. You do not have to be a Nevada resident to qualify for this benefit.

Grant-In-Aid for the Family of a Member Killed in the Line-of-Duty

Dependents of an active duty member killed in the line of duty while permanently stationed in Nevada may be eligible for a financial grant that does not require repayment.

Nevada Veteran Recreation Benefits

Hunting & Fishing License for Disabled Veterans

The State of Nevada Wildlife Division issues discounted hunting & fishing licenses to any honorably separated veteran who has a service-connected disability of 50% or more.

Active Duty Hunting & Fishing License

The State of Nevada Wildlife Division will issue a discounted combination license to Nevada residents stationed outside of Nevada and home on leave.

State Park Admission

Honorably discharged Nevada veterans with a permanent disability of 10% or more can get a pass for free entrance to all state parks, camping, and boat launch facilities. There is a low annual renewal fee. 

Nevada State Veterans Cemeteries

Nevada has two veterans cemeteries, in Fernley and Boulder City. There is no charge for the plot, vault and opening & closing of a gravesite for a veteran. A small fee is charged for the burial of the spouse or dependent of a veteran.

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

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