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Medal of Honor Benefits

Medal of Honor. Navy photo

The news about the extraordinary heroism of our recent Medal of Honor recipient brings up an interesting question – what benefits and privileges do Medal of Honor recipients get?

Medal of Honor recipients receive the following privileges and special benefits:

  • A Special Medal of Honor pension of $1,329.58 per month above and beyond any military pensions or other benefits for which they may be eligible.
  • Special entitlements to Space “A” air transportation.
  • Enlisted recipients are entitled to a supplemental uniform allowance.
  • Commissary and exchange privileges (includes eligible dependents).
  • Admission to the United States military academies for qualified children of recipients – without nomination and quota requirements.
  • 10 percent increase in retired pay.
  • Medal of Honor Flag.
  • Allowed to wear the uniform at anytime as long as the standard restrictions are observed.
  • Many states offer Medal of Honor automobile license plates.
  • Interment at Arlington National Cemetery if not otherwise eligible.
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Learn more about the Medal of Honor.

 

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