New Hampshire Military and Veterans Benefits

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Summary of New Hampshire Military and Veterans Benefits: New Hampshire offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including property tax credits and exemptions, war bonuses, state employment preferences, education and tuition assistance, special vehicle license plates, parking privileges, state park admission benefits, as well as hunting and fishing license privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component and Veteran disability status.

New Hampshire Division of Veterans Services, Veteran Service Officers: The New Hampshire Division of Veterans Services has trained Veteran Service officers that are subject matter experts in state / federal military and Veterans benefits. These Veteran Service Officers can assist Service members, Veterans, retired Service members and their Families find and apply for the benefits they deserve. For questions and more information please call 603-624-9230, extension 301, to schedule an appointment.
New Hampshire Veteran Service Officer Directory

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New Hampshire State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

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What are my New Hampshire State Tax Benefits?

New Hampshire Income Taxes: New Hampshire does not have an income tax on an individual's reported W-2 wages.

Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/ Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)/ Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan (RSFPP) New Hampshire State Tax Benefits: New Hampshire does not levy a general state income tax on individuals, so you are not required to file an individual state tax return for New Hampshire.

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Child kneeling by a grave New Hampshire Property Tax Credits and Exemptions for Veterans, Spouses, and Surviving Spouses: New Hampshire has several property tax credits for Veterans, Spouses, and Surviving Spouses. All property taxes are administered by municipal tax collectors, please contact your local tax collector for more information.
New Hampshire Tax Collector Directory
New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration, Veteran's Tax Credit and Veteran Exemption Frequently Asked Questions

Veterans Organization Tax Exemption: Property owned and operated by national Veterans' organizations are exempt from taxes. NH RS 72:23-c

Standard and Optional War time Veteran Tax Credit: A standard property tax credit of $50 is available for wartime Veterans, their Spouses or Surviving Spouses. Cities/towns may vote to adopt a higher tax credit ranging from $51 to $750.

This property tax credit is available to:

  • Veterans that served for 90 or more days in the U.S. Armed Forces during a wartime period and received an honorable discharge, or their Spouse or Surviving Spouse

  • Veteran that was discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces due to a service-connected disability, or their Spouse or Surviving Spouse

  • Surviving Spouse of a Service member that was killed in the line of duty.

NH RS 72:28

Surviving Spouse of War Time Casualty Tax Credit: The Surviving Spouse of a Veteran who was killed in a designated combat zone, while on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces may be eligible for a tax credit between $700 and $2000 on real estate or personal property. NH RS 72:29-a

Tax Credit for Permanent and Total Disabled Veterans: Disabled Veterans that have been rated by the VA as having a 100% permanent and total disability are eligible for a tax credit between $700 and $4000 on their residential property. NH RS 72:35

Tax Exemption for Certain Permanent and Total Disabled Veterans that are in receipt of Specially Adapted Housing from the VA: The home of an honorably discharged, disabled Veteran that was acquired with assistance from the VA is exempt from all property tax. Veterans must meet the following criteria:

  • Rated by the VA as 100% permanent and totally disabled and unemployable, or

  • They are blind, or

  • They are Paraplegic or a double amputee as a result of service in the U.S. Armed Forces.

NH RS 72:36-a

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What are my New Hampshire Military and Veterans Education Benefits?

Airman working on laptopsNew Hampshire National Guard Tuition Assistance: Members of the New Hampshire National Guard may take courses tuition-free on a space available basis in state-supported postsecondary institutions. To be eligible New Hampshire National Guard Service members must:

  • Be an active member of the New Hampshire National Guard that lives in or out of state and has completed advanced individual training or has commissioned as an officer

  • Be enrolled in a degree enhancing state-supported postsecondary vocational school, technical school, college or university

  • Used all federal educational assistance, not including VA educational benefits, and National Guard scholarship grants.

for questions and more information, please contact the New Hampshire Air National Guard Education Office at 603-430-3502.

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Free Tuition for Children of New Hampshire Resident Service Members Declared Missing-in-Action or Prisoners of War: The Child of a resident Service member in the U.S. Armed Forces that was declared missing in action or a prisoner of war in South- East Asia after February 28, 1961, is entitled to free tuition at a state-supported postsecondary institution. The Child of the Service member is eligible for as long as the parent is reported / listed as missing or captured. NH RS 188-F:15

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Free Tuition for Children of New Hampshire Resident Disabled Veterans: The Children of resident disabled Veterans are eligible for free tuition at a state supported community college.
Who is eligible for Free Tuition for Children of New Hampshire Resident Disabled Veterans? For the Child to be eligible the Veteran Parent must meet the following requirements:

  • Received an honorable discharge

  • A New Hampshire resident

  • Rated by the VA with a 100% permanent and total service-connected disability

  • Entered the U.S. Armed Forces from New Hampshire or was a state resident when they received the rating

For the Child to be eligible they must meet the following requirements:

  • They are the biological, adopted or stepchild of an eligible Veteran

  • The Child is eligible until the end of the semester in which they reach age 27

Learn more about Free Tuition for Children of New Hampshire Resident Disabled Veterans

Free Tuition for Children of New Hampshire Resident Service Members Killed-in-Action or that Died from a Service-Connected Disability : The Children of resident Veterans that died during wartime service or died from a service-connected disability, that is a result of that wartime service, can receive a scholarship for up to $2,500 per year for four years. This scholarship may be used at New Hampshire state-supported postsecondary institutions.
Who is eligible for Free Tuition for Children of New Hampshire Resident Service Members Killed-in-Action or that Died from a Service-Connected Disability? For the Child to be eligible the Veteran Parent must meet the following requirements:

  • Veteran parent was killed while on active duty during a recognized wartime period or from a disability that was a result of that service

  • A New Hampshire resident at the time of their death

For the Child to be eligible they must be New Hampshire residents and be between the ages of 16 and 25. Interested students should contact the institution they plan to attend for more information.
NH RS 193:19, NH RS 193:20, NH RS 193:21

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Children sitting on the steps of a schoolNew Hampshire Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (MIC3): The purpose of this compact is to remove barriers to educational success imposed on Children of military Families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by:

  • Facilitating the prompt enrollment of Children of military Families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer of educational records from the previous school district or variations in entrance or age requirements

  • Facilitating the student placement process through which Children of military Families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing, grading, course content or assessment. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for enrollment, educational programs and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic and social activities

  • Facilitating the on-time graduation of Children of military Families

  • Providing for the enforcement of administrative rules implementing the provisions of this compact

  • Providing for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among member states, schools and military Families under this compact

  • Promoting coordination between this compact and other compacts affecting military Children.

  • Promoting flexibility and cooperation between the educational system, parents and the student in order to achieve educational success for the student.

MIC3 Assistance Request

Point of Contact:
Phone: 603-717-0121

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What are my New Hampshire Military and Veterans Employment Benefits?

New Hampshire State Employee Leave for Military Service: New Hampshire state employees that are members of a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces areAirmen in PPE eligible for 15 days military leave with pay per year. This leave can be used for military drill, training, or other temporary duty.

Service members that use all 15 days of military leave with pay are eligible for an additional 30 days with partial pay.
Who is eligible for New Hampshire State Employee Leave for Military Service? A Service member of any reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces is eligible for state employee leave for military service.

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New Hampshire State Employment Veterans Hiring Preference : New Hampshire offers state employment hiring preference to Veterans, their unremarried Surviving Spouses and Spouses of disabled Veterans, when hiring of:

  • State Liquor Commission employees - Veterans that received an honorable discharge from active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces after serving at least 90 days NH RS 176:10

  • Commandant and employees of the New Hampshire Veterans Home - Veterans that received an honorable discharge from service in the U.S. Armed Forces NH RS 119:6

  • Employees of state and local governments - Veterans that received an honorable discharge from active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces after serving at least 90 days; unremarried Surviving Spouses of wartime veterans; Spouses of totally disabled, resident wartime Veterans. NH RS 283:4, RSA 283.5

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Federal Employment Veteran's Hiring Preferences: By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.

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5-point Hiring Preference:

Five points are added to the examination score or rating of a Veteran who served:

  • During a war, or

  • During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955, or

  • For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976, or

  • During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, or

  • For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on August 31, 2010, the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom, or

  • In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti, qualifies for preference.

10-point Compensable Disability (CP) Preference: Ten points are added to the examination score or rating of a Veteran who served at any time and who has a compensable service-connected disability rating of at least 10% but less than 30%.

10-Point 30% Compensable Disability Preference (CPS): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of a Veteran who served at any time and who has a compensable service-connected disability rating of 30% or more.

10-Point Disability Preference (XP): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of:

  • A Veteran who served at any time and has a present service-connected disability or is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension from the military or the VA but does not qualify as a CP or CPS, or

  • A Veteran who received a Purple Heart.

10-Point Derived Preference (XP): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of Spouses, Surviving Spouses, or Mothers of Veterans Both a Mother and a Spouse (including Surviving Spouse) may be entitled to preference based on the same Veteran's service if they both meet the requirements. However, neither may receive preference if the Veteran is living and is qualified for Federal employment.

Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of the Spouse of a disabled Veteran who is disqualified for a Federal position along the general lines of their usual occupation because of a service-connected disability. Such a disqualification may be presumed when the Veteran is unemployed and

  • Is rated by appropriate military or VA authorities to be 100% disabled and/or unemployable, or

  • Has retired, been separated, or resigned from a civil service position because of a disability that is service-connected in origin, or

  • Has attempted to obtain a civil service position or other position along the lines of their usual occupation and has failed to qualify because of a service-connected disability.

Preference may be allowed in other circumstances but anything less than the above warrants a more careful analysis.

A campaign medal holder or Gulf War Veteran who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980, (or began active duty on or after October 14, 1982, and has not previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty) must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty. The 24-month service requirement does not apply to 10-point preference eligible Veterans separated for disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, or to Veterans separated for hardship or other reasons under Title 10 U.S.C. 1171 or 1173.

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Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA): USERRA KC135 on the rampprotects civilian job rights and benefits for Veterans and members of reserve components. USERRA also protects Service member rights and benefits by clarifying the law, improving enforcement mechanisms, and adding Federal Government employees to those employees already eligible to receive Department of Labor assistance in processing claims.

Absence from Work for Military Duty: USERRA establishes the cumulative length of time that an individual may be absent from work for military duty and retain reemployment rights to five years. Exceptions to the five-year limit, include initial enlistments lasting more than five years, periodic National Guard and Reserve training duty, and involuntary active duty extensions and recalls, especially during a time of national emergency. USERRA establishes that reemployment protection does not depend on the timing, frequency, duration, or nature of an individual's service as long as the basic eligibility criteria are met.

Disability Accommodation: USERRA provides protection for disabled Veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability. Service members recovering from injuries received during service or training may have up to two years from the date of completion of service to return to their jobs or apply for reemployment.

Return to Work without Loss of Seniority: USERRA provides that returning Service members are reemployed in the job that they would have attained had they not been absent for military service, with the same seniority, status and pay, as well as other rights and benefits determined by seniority. USERRA also requires that reasonable efforts (such as training or retraining) be made to enable returning Service members to refresh or upgrade their skills to help them qualify for reemployment. USERRA also provides that while an individual is performing military service, they are deemed to be on a furlough or leave of absence and are entitled to the non-seniority rights accorded other individuals on non-military leaves of absence.

Extension of Health and Pension Plans: Health and pension plan coverage for Service members is provided for by USERRA. Individuals performing military duty of more than 30 days may elect to continue employer sponsored health care for up to 24 months; however, they may be required to pay up to 102% of the full premium. For military service of less than 31 days, health care coverage is provided as if the Service member had remained employed. USERRA clarifies pension plan coverage by making explicit that all pension plans are protected.
Who is eligible for Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act?
Veterans, Reservists, or National Guard members who leave a position for training or active military service are eligible.

The Department of Labor, through the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) provides assistance to all having claims under USERRA, including Federal and Postal Service employees. VETS Regional Office Locations

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New Hampshire Veteran Reemployment to Previously Held Position in State Employment: State employees that enter active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces will be placed in an inactive status and must be rehired to the same or similar position within 90 days of receiving an honorable discharge. NH RS 97:1

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Veterans Priority for New Hampshire and Federal Training Opportunities: Qualified Veterans will be granted priority for training that is funded in whole or part by the federal government or by New Hampshire.
Who is eligible for Veterans Priority for New Hampshire and Federal Training Opportunities? To be eligible Veterans must meet the following requirements:

  • Served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and received an honorable discharge

  • Was discharged or released from active duty due to a service-connected disability, or

  • Was a member of a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces and served on active duty during a wartime period and receive an honorable discharge.

NH RS 115-B

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New Hampshire Veterans Peddler's License Fee Exemption: Service-connected disabled Veterans and their unremarried Surviving Spouse are exempt from fees for a Peddler's License. NH RS 320:11

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What are my New Hampshire Military and Veterans Unemployment Compensation Benefits?

New Hampshire Unemployment Benefits: New Hampshire Department of Employment Security administers the Unemployment Benefits System, providing temporary financial assistance to unemployed New Hampshire workers.

You should have the following information ready to file your claim:

  • Social Security Number

  • Alien Registration Number and Expiration Date (If not a U.S. Citizen)

  • Name, address and phone number of all employers you have worked for in the last 18 months

  • DD214 available if you were in the military during the last 18 months

  • NH Workforce Connect Direct deposit information if that is your payment preference

Claims may be filed online through the New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance, Workforce Connect.

For questions or more information please call the Unemployment Hotline at 603-271-7700. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses for New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES) Programs: Veterans and eligible Spouses are given priority of service at NHES locations for employment, training and placement services in all state workforce programs funded by the Department of Labor.

This means that those Veterans or eligible Spouses receive access to that program or service either earlier than others who are not eligible, or if resources are limited, the VeteranBoots to Business or eligible Spouse receives access to the service or resource instead of or before others.

Veterans and eligible Spouses are encouraged to identify themselves as eligible when inquiring about any New Hampshire Employment Security programs or services, or when visiting any of the NHES, New Hampshire Works One-Stop office locations.
Who is eligible for Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses for NHES Programs?

Veterans: Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and who were released or discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

Active service includes full-time duty in a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces, other than full-time duty for training purposes, it also does not include state active duty.

Spouses: Eligible Spouses include:

  • Surviving Spouse of any Service member who died from a service-connected disability, or

  • Spouse of a Service member declared missing in action or a prisoner of war, or

  • Spouse of a Service member who has a permanent, total service-connected, or

  • Surviving Spouse of a Veteran who had a service-connected disability

NHES, Veterans' Resource Directory

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What are my New Hampshire Military and Veteran Division of Motor Vehicles Benefits?

"Veteran" Indicator on New Hampshire Driver Licenses or ID Cards: New Hampshire Veterans that received an honorable discharge can request a Veteran indicator on their New Hampshire Driver License, Commercial Driver License or Non-Driver ID. NH RS 263:40
Who is eligible for "Veteran" Indicator on New Hampshire Driver Licenses or ID Card? Any Veteran with an honorable discharge is eligible for the Veteran indicator on their driver’s license or ID card.

NH Drivers license with Veteran designation To obtain a Veteran indicator, please fill out the appropriate application, New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles Driver License or Non-Driver ID Card Application or New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles Commercial Driver License Application, and bring it to any of the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles locations, and proof they received an honorable discharge. NH RS 21:50

There is no cost to add the Veteran designation. Those that wish to add the indicator outside of their renewal period, must pay a $3.00 fee for a replacement license or ID card.
New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles Hours and Locations

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New Hampshire Disabled Veteran Driver License Fee Exemption: The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles does not charge any fees for driver licenses of Veterans that are paraplegic or an amputee; have a service -connected permanent and total disability as rated by the VA; or received a specially adapted motor vehicle from the VA. NH RS 263-42

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New Hampshire Registration Fee Exemption for Vehicle provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles does not charge any vehicle registration fees for Veterans that are paraplegic or an amputee and received a specially adapted motor vehicle from the VA; or that have a service-connected permanent and total disability as rated by the VA; blind as a result of a service-connected disability; or a former prisoner of war. NH RS 261:141, NH RS 261:159

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New Hampshire Military and Veteran License Plates: New Hampshire offers 17 distinctive Military and Veteran themed license plates to honor the service and sacrifice of eligible Service members, Veterans, retired Service members and eligible Family members.

For new and renewal registration, please bring the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles, Application for Vanity Plates to your Town/City clerk's office. For a new vanity plate applicants can apply at any Division of Motor Vehicles office that processes registrations or by mail to the Concord DMV at:

NH Dept. of Safety
DMV - Registration Bureau
23 Hazen Drive
Concord NH 03305

NH Veteran License Plate Samples of the Various New Hampshire license plates can be found on the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles License Plates Example page.

Veterans License Plate: Veterans honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible for the New Hampshire Veterans license plates. NH RS 261:87-b

Disabled Veteran License Plate: Honorably discharged Veterans that are totally and permanently disabled due to a service-connected disability are authorized one New Hampshire Disabled Veteran license plate at no charge. NH RS 261:86, NH RS 261:88

Any motor vehicle that has the New Hampshire Disabled Veteran license plate with the international accessibility symbol is allowed free parking in any city or town, as long as the vehicle is under the direct control of the owner. NH RS 265:73

Purple Heart License Plate: Recipients of the Purple Heart are authorized the New Hampshire Purple Heart license plate. Veterans must have documentation that they were honorably discharged and were awarded the Purple Heart. Veteran can only have one Purple Heart passenger vehicle plate and one Purple Heart motorcycle plate. NH RS 261:86 (d)

Gold Star License Plates: The mother or stepmother of a Service member killed while on duty in the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible for the New Hampshire Gold Star license plate. Regular registration fees will apply but there are no number plate fees for gold star number plates. NH RS 261:87-c

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What are my New Hampshire Military and Veterans Health and Insurance Benefits?

National Guard Association of New Hampshire National Guard Group Insurance (SSLI): SSLI is available for New Hampshire National Guard Service members through the National Guard Association of New Hampshire and is provided through the Militia Insurance Trust.

Key Benefits of the SSLI:

  • Every eligible member of the New Hampshire National Guard is covered with $1,000 SSLI at no cost

  • Over $1,000,000 in coverage available through a combination of the SSLI plans

  • Coverage is available for Spouses and Children

  • Rates when do not go up when discharged from the National Guard

  • Coverage is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

  • No War Exclusion

  • No Aviation Exclusion

  • New Recruits are eligible for $10,000 SSLI coverage at no cost for the first year of service in the New Hampshire National Guard, enrollment must occur within 120 days of joining the New Hampshire National Guard.

Who is eligible for National Guard Association of New Hampshire National Guard Group Insurance? New Hampshire National Guard members and their dependents are eligible for SSLI.
National Guard SSLI Fact Sheet

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Life Insurance: The VA provides valuable life insurance benefits to Veterans, active and reserve component Service members and their Families to provide financial security given the extraordinary risks involved in military Service. The VA provides the following life insurance benefit programs:

  • Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI)

  • Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI)

  • Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI)

  • Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program (TSGLI)

  • Service-Disabled Veterans’ Life Insurance (S-DVI)

  • Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI).

Learn more about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Life Insurance

young boy sitting on top of his dads shoulders Tricare Reserve Select Health Insurance: TRICARE Reserve Select is a premium-based plan, available worldwide for Selected Reserve, (Reserve and National Guard) and their Families who meet the following qualifications:

  • Not on active duty orders

  • Not covered under the Transitional Assistance Management Program

  • Not eligible for or enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program or currently covered under FEHB, either under their own eligibility or through a Family member.

The plan provides comprehensive health care coverage when you're not activated and covered by active duty TRICARE benefits.

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Compensation for New Hampshire National Guard Service Members who Sustain Injury or Illness while on State Active Duty: Any Service member in the New Hampshire National Guard serving on state active duty, that sustains an injury or who becomes ill is entitled to receive benefits under New Hampshire Workers' Compensation Laws.
Who is eligible for Compensation for New Hampshire National Guard Service Members for Injury While on State Active Duty?
New Hampshire National Guard Service members that suffer an injury or illness while on state active duty are eligible.

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Compensation for New Hampshire National Guard Service Members Killed while on State Active Duty: The beneficiaries of a Service member in the New Hampshire National Guard that die Air National Guard Fireman helmet while on state active duty, are entitled to receive benefits under New Hampshire Workers' Compensation Laws.
Who is eligible for Compensation for New Hampshire National Guard Service Members Killed While on State Active Duty?
The dependents of New Hampshire National Guard members killed on state active duty or as a result of state active duty are eligible for compensation.

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What are my New Hampshire Military and Veterans Parks and Recreation Benefits?

New Hampshire Free or Reduced Fee Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Privileges for Disabled Veterans: The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department offers free orFishing at the lake reduced fee lifetime Fish and Game License depending on a Veterans Disability percentage.
Who is eligible for the New Hampshire Free or Reduced Fee Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Privileges for Disabled Veterans?
Honorably discharged resident Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability may be issued a free lifetime Fish and Game License.

Veterans with at least 80% but not 100% disability may purchase a lifetime license for 50% of the usual fee.
New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game Lifetime License Fees

A $10 administrative fee will be charged once, when applying. NH RS 214:13

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New Hampshire Paraplegics License to Hunt from Motor Vehicles or Boats: New Hampshire Disabled Veterans that have paraplegia or who have lost, or have a loss of use of both lower legs can receive a lifetime license to hunt from motor vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, or boats without motors. A $10 administrative fee shall be charged once, upon application to the executive director for the permit. NH RS 207:7, NH RS 207:7-a

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New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game Benefits for Active Duty Service Members: New Hampshire resident Service members on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and stationed outside New Hampshire can apply for a free special license to hunt and fish while they are home on leave.

Any nonresident Service member on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and is permanently stationed in New Hampshire, may purchase hunting and fishing licenses or combination licenses, for resident prices.

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Free Admission to New Hampshire State Parks for New Hampshire National Guard Service Members and Disabled Veterans: New Hampshire Veterans with any level of service-connected disability from the VA are not charged a fee for day-use admission to New Hampshire state parks.Cliff overlooking a valley

New Hampshire Disabled Veteran license plates or a letter issued by the VA certifying they have a service-connected disability is considered proof of eligibility. Any additional fees for the use of ski lifts, food service, campgrounds, etc. are still charged. NH RS 216-A:3-g, IV

Any Service member in an active or reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as Service members retired from the New Hampshire National Guard, in pay grades E-1 through E-6, are authorized free admission to New Hampshire state parks. NH RS 216-A:3-g, V

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What are my New Hampshire Military and Veterans Miscellaneous Benefits?

New Hampshire Vietnam War Bonus: New Hampshire offers a bonus of $100 to Service members that served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for 90 days or more between August 5, 1964 through August 15, 1973, or those who served in Vietnam between July 1, 1958 through August 5, 1964, and earned the Vietnam Service Medal or the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. To be eligible the Veteran must have been a resident of New Hampshire at the time of enlistment and have received an honorable discharge. Claims made after August 22, 1977, must be approved by the Adjutant General, the Governor and Executive Council. NH RS 115-A: 3

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New Hampshire Persian Gulf War Service Bonus:  New Hampshire offers a bonus of $100 to Service members that served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces between Augusthand holding stack of $50 bills 2, 1990 through November 15, 1995, and earned the Southwest Asia Service Medal. To be eligible the Veteran must have been a resident of New Hampshire at the time of enlistment and have received an honorable discharge. This program expired on August 31, 2002, but there are provisions that allow for acceptance of applications after that date.

Veterans that received a similar Persian Gulf bonus from another state may not apply for the New Hampshire bonus. This program expired on August 31, 2002, NH RS 115-A: 9
New Hampshire Persian Gulf War Service Bonus Application

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New Hampshire Global War on Terrorism Operations Service Bonus: New Hampshire offers a bonus of $100 to Service members that served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces on or after September 11, 2001 and a date to be determined by the Secretary of Defense, and who earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal or the Iraqi Campaign Medal or the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. To be eligible the Veteran must have been a resident of New Hampshire at the time of enlistment and have received an honorable discharge or is still serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Additionally, any Service member that is declared missing in action or was killed in action during the eligible time period is also eligible. NH RS 115-A: 16
New Hampshire Global War on Terrorism Operations Service Bonus Application

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New Hampshire Veteran's and Dependent Families Relief: Honorably discharged Veterans that served during wartime and their dependent Families who have become unable to support themselves are eligible to receive assistance from the town or city where they live. NH RS 165:5

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New Hampshire Veterans Home New Hampshire State Veterans' Home (NHVH): The NHVH located at Tilton New Hampshire is a 250-bed facility, with 100 beds assigned to residents with dementia. The Veterans' Home is an intermediate, long-term care facility with nearly 400 staff members to care for New Hampshire Veterans. NH RS 119:1
Who is eligible for care at the New Hampshire State Veterans' Home? To be eligible the Veteran must meet the following requirements:

  • Honorably discharged from an active or reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces, there is no requirement for service in combat or to have a service-connected disability

  • Resident of the New Hampshire for at least one year prior to the date of application, OR had New Hampshire listed as their "home of record" on military discharge papers

  • No minimum age requirement

  • NHVH must be able to meet the Veteran’s care needs

  • Must not be of potential harm to themselves or others

An applicant's assets will be used to determine their financial contribution to room and board. There is a one-year financial look-back period. A house is not counted as an asset if occupied by applicant's Spouse.

To apply for admission, you may contact the Admission Coordinators' office at 603-527-4400 or download and mail completed applications to:

NH Veterans Home
139 Winter Street
Tilton, NH 03276

NHVH Application Packet
NHVH Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the New Hampshire State Veterans Home

State Veterans Cemetery New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery (NSVC): The NHSVC, located in Boscawen, New Hampshire, offers a dignified final-resting place to honor all Veterans and their eligible dependents.

The cemetery offers three types of burials:

  • Burial of cremated remains in a Columbarium Niche

  • In-ground burial of cremated remains

  • Full casket burials.

Who is eligible for Burial at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery? Eligibility requirements for the burial at the NHSVC are the same as for VA National Cemeteries. Exact eligibility requirements can viewed at the VA, National Cemetery Administration Eligibility webpage. The following are the general eligibility requirements:

  • Discharged from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable, or

  • Died while on active duty, or

  • Served at least 20 years in the National Guard or Reserves and qualified for military retired pay (or would have qualified except death occurred before age 60), or

  • Reserve component Service members qualify if they were activated for federal service, active duty for training does not qualify as active service

  • Spouses and dependents (burial of dependent Children is limited to unmarried Children under 21 years old or 23 years old if a full-time student at an approved educational institution or a Child that develops a lifelong disability prior to age 21)

  • New Hampshire residency is not required for burial in the NHSVC.

Burial Flag All Veterans encouraged to complete the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery Pre-Certification Application to establish eligibility prior to need.

If you have questions, comments or concerns please contact the cemetery at 603-796-2026 or by email to info@nhsvc.com.

Learn more about the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery

Free Burial for Indigent New Hampshire Veterans: Resident, honorably discharged, needy wartime Veterans may be buried at the expense of the municipality in which the Veteran died. NH RS 165:16, RSA 165:17

Learn more about Free Burial for Indigent New Hampshire Veterans

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in New Hampshire

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in New Hampshire: The VA has numerous resources available for Veterans and Family members. Please see the local location listing for your nearest facility.

Learn more about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in New Hampshire

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries in New Hampshire: The VA National Cemetery Administration does not maintain a national cemetery in New Hampshire. There is, however, a New Hampshire State Cemetery in Boscawen. Please see the local location listing for the nearest cemetery.

Learn more about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Military and Veterans Services
Address: 1 Minuteman Way, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-225-1200
TDD Access: Relay NH 800-735-2964

Learn more about the New Hampshire Department of Military and Veterans Services

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Military Installations in New Hampshire

Please see the New Hampshire Military Resource Locator for additional information

Active Duty

Navy
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

National Guard
New Hampshire Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services
New Hampshire National Guard

New Hampshire Army National Guard

New Hampshire Air National Guard
157th Air Refueling Wing

U.S. Army Reserve (USAR)
99th Readiness Division

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Resources

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Facility Directory New Hampshire

New Hampshire Revised Statutes

New Hampshire State Government

General Court of New Hampshire

Air National Guard Benefits

Army National Guard Benefits

New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles, License Plate Types

FEDSHIREVETS, Veterans Preference

New Hampshire Employment Security, Veterans' Resource Guide

Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission, New Hampshire

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Document Review Date: 30 June 2021