North Dakota State Veteran Benefits

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

North Dakota Veterans Home

The North Dakota Veterans Home is located in Lisbon. Honorably discharged North Dakota veterans and their spouses are eligible for admission. Costs are based on income. 

North Dakota Veteran Financial Benefits

Income Taxes

North Dakota National Guard or Reserve members mobilized for federal active duty are allowed to deduct their federal active duty compensation in calculating your North Dakota taxable income. 

Hardship Grant

Available for veterans, their spouses and unremarried surviving spouses. You must have an emergency need of dental work, glasses, hearing aids, transportation for medical treatment, or other needs approved by the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs.

PTSD Grant

North Dakota Veterans suffering from PTSD can get a grant to help afford a PTSD service dog. You must be a North Dakota resident, have a diagnosis of PTSD, be engaged in counseling or therapy and have a doctor’s recommendation for a PTSD Service Dog. 

Property Tax Deduction

Honorably discharged veterans with a VA disability of at least 50 percent are eligible for a deduction of $6,750 of their home's taxable valuation.

Unremarried surviving spouses are also eligible.

The home of a permanently and totally disabled veteran who is either paraplegic or permanently confined to a wheelchair is exempt from the first $120,000 of valuation for property taxes.

This also applies to the unremarried surviving spouse.

North Dakota Veterans Preference

Veterans get preference for state employment. North Dakota Veterans' preference criteria are generally a 5 point preference for a veteran and a 10 point preference for a disabled veteran.

North Dakota Education Benefits

Veterans Educational Training (VET) 

Available to honorably discharged North Dakota veterans, VET is a free program of study funded by the state of North Dakota to prepare you for a certification program, two-year or four-year college degree. The program provides refresher training, as well as training in English, computers, math, and study skills.

Dependent Tuition Waiver

Available to dependents of resident veterans who were killed in action or died from wounds or other service-connected causes, or were totally disabled as a result of service-connected causes.

The dependent can attend any North Dakota state school and not pay any tuition or fees. The dependent must earn a degree or certificate within 45 months or 10 semesters.

North Dakota Veteran Recreation Benefits

ND State Park Fees For Disabled Veterans

North Dakota veterans with a 50 percent or greater VA disability and former POWs are eligible for a free annual permit.

All other North Dakota veterans with service related disabilities are eligible to receive an annual permit for $20. 

Disabled Veteran Game License

North Dakota resident 100 percent disabled veterans can get a combined general game, habitat stamp, small game, and fur-bearer license for $3.00, with an additional $1.00 fee to purchase the resident certificate.

Disabled Veteran Fishing License

North Dakota resident 50 percent or greater disabled veterans can get a fishing license for $5.00 (plus a $1.00 fee to purchase the certificate).

Active Duty Hunting & Fishing

North Dakota residents on active duty can hunt and fish without a license while on leave.

North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

The North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery is located near Mandan. Veterans and their spouses are eligible for burial. There is no charge for the veteran, a small fee is charged for the spouse. You DO NOT have to be a North Dakota resident. 

Visit the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Website for more information about any of these programs.

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