The state of North Carolina provides several veteran benefits. This page explains those benefits.
North Carolina State Veterans Homes
North Carolina runs four state veterans homes in Black Mountain, Fayetteville, Kinston, and Salisbury, Kinston. Honorably discharged North Carolina resident veterans are eligible for admission. They must be referred by a doctor or be otherwise disabled. There is a fee.
North Carolina Veteran Financial Benefits
If you had at least five years of creditable military service as of Aug. 12, 1989, all your military retirement and SBP payments are tax free.
Honorably discharged North Carolina veterans who are 100% permanently and totally disabled by the VA are eligible for up to a $45,000 deduction in the assessed value of their home for property tax purposes.
The surviving spouse is also eligible if they are drawing DIC from the VA.
Vehicle Highway Tax
Disabled veterans are exempt from paying the highway tax on vehicles that are specially adapted by the VA to accommodate their disabilities.
North Carolina State Employment Benefits
State Employment Veterans Preference
Preference in state government employment is given to wartime veterans, spouses of disabled veterans, and surviving spouses of disabled veterans or of veterans who died in action or as a result of service-connected disability.
North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP)
NCATP is a state program under the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services that can assist veterans with disabilities in transitioning smoothly back to civilian life. NCATP provides assistive technology device demonstrations, short-term device loans, assessments, training, public awareness and technical assistance to individuals and family members.
Business Link North Carolina (BLNC)
BLNC works in partnership with the NC Department of Commerce and provides free services to help veterans and anyone with starting a small business
North Carolina Scholarship for Children of Wartime Veterans
The scholarship is for eight academic semesters and the recipient has eight years to utilize the eight academic semesters. To qualify, the child must be under the age of 25 when applying, and a resident of North Carolina. The veteran must have served during wartime, or be a disabled veteran.
North Carolina Veteran Recreation Benefits
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
All 50% or more disabled veterans can get a lifetime hunting-fishing license for $10 to $110 depending on the type of license.
Active Duty Hunting & Fishing
NC residents on active duty outside the state and home on leave for 30 days or less do not need to purchase a license.
Active duty members and their families stationed in North Carolina can buy hunting & fishing licenses at the resident rate.
North Carolina State Veterans Cemeteries
There are four state veterans cemeteries: Black Mountain, Goldsboro, Jacksonville, and Spring Lake. Honorably discharged North Carolina veterans can be buried for free, there is a small charge for spouses.
Visit the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs website for more information on any of these programs.
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