The state of Wyoming provides several veteran benefits. This page explains those benefits.
Wyoming Veterans Home
The Wyoming veterans home is located three miles west of Buffalo. You must have an honorable discharge and be a Wyoming resident. Charges are based on a your ability to pay.
Wyoming Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption
A $3,000 reduction in the assessed value of your home or vehicle licensing fee is available for veterans who served overseas during an armed conflict and received an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal or equivalent, are a disabled veteran with VA or military disability, or are the un-remarried surviving spouse of a qualified veteran.
Military Assistance Trust Fund
The Military Assistance Trust Fund provides emergency monetary grants in support of service members and/or families whose financial hardship relates directly to state or federal military duty.
Wyoming Veterans Preference for State Jobs
Veterans get a five point advantage over any non-veteran competitor for the same position. If the veteran has a service connected disability of 10 percent or more the advantage given is 10 points. Surviving spouses may also be eligible for this advantage.
Wyoming Education Benefits
Wyoming National Guard members can get free tuition and fees at the University of Wyoming, the seven community colleges, and the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy. Members may get partial payment of tuition at private colleges in Wyoming.
Wyoming Veteran Recreation Benefits
Hunter Safety Class
Any active duty member or honorably discharged veteran is exempt from the firearms safety portion of the licensing procedure.
Disabled Veteran Fishing License
Wyoming resident veterans with at least a 50% disability can get a lifetime fishing license for free.
Disabled Veteran Hunting License
Wyoming resident veterans with 100% disability can get a lifetime game bird, small game, and fishing license for free.
Active Duty Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Any Wyoming resident deployed to a combat zone on active duty and is home on leave can get a free resident general elk, resident general deer, resident game bird/small game and resident daily fishing license.
Any active duty member stationed in Wyoming for at least 90 days can get hunting and fishing licenses at the resident price.
Special Limited Fishing Permit for Hospitalized Veterans
A free license can be issued by any VA Hospital within Wyoming, Wyoming Department of Health or Wyoming Department of Family Services. Veteran must fish under the direct control of the institution.
Pioneer Veteran Bird, Small Game, and Fishing License
Any Wyoming veteran who is 65 or older and has lived in Wyoming for 30 or more continuous years can receive a Pioneer bird, small game, and fishing license for free.
Free Wyoming Parks Pass
A free lifetime day use and camping pass to all Wyoming state parks, recreation areas, archaeological sites, and historic sites is available to Wyoming resident veterans with at least a 50% disability.
Wyoming Veterans Cemetery
The Oregon Trail State Veterans' Cemetery in Evansville is open to every veteran who receives any discharge other than dishonorable.
There is no charge for any burial plot, spouses and dependent children may also be eligible for burial.
Visit the Wyoming Veterans Commission website for more information on any of these programs.
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