100% State Benefits- North Carolina
Note: Information for this document was gathered from various sources including: https://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/north-carolina-state-veterans-benefits.html
Visit the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs website for more detailed information: https://www.milvets.nc.gov/
For more information, visit: https://www.nasvh.org/state-homes/statedir.cfm
Your eligibility for State Veterans Homes is based on clinical need and setting availability.
Each State establishes eligibility and admission criteria for its homes.
Talk with a VA social worker about the eligibility requirements of State Veterans Homes near you and to figure out a plan for paying for State Veterans Home care services.
Veterans Homes Locations:
- STATE VETERANS NURSING HOME – BLACK MOUNTAIN
BLACK MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
- STATE VETERANS NURSING HOME – FAYETTEVILLE
FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
- STATE VETERANS NURSING HOME – KINSTON
KINSTON, NORTH CAROLINA
- STATE VETERANS NURSING HOME – SALISBURY
SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA
State Veterans’ Cemeteries
For more detailed information visit: https://www.cem.va.gov/find-cemetery/state.asp?STATE=NC
National Veterans Cemeteries:
|New Bern National Cemetery
1711 National Avenue
New Bern, NC 28560
Burial Space: Closed
|Raleigh National Cemetery
501 Rock Quarry Road
Raleigh, NC 27610
Burial Space: Closed
|Salisbury National Cemetery
501 Statesville Boulevard
Salisbury, NC 28144
Burial Space: Open
|Wilmington National Cemetery
2011 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
Burial Space: Closed
State Veterans Cemeteries:
|Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Office
Albemarle Building, Suite 1065
325 N. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27699
VA Grant Funded: N/A
|Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
110 Montford Point Road
Jacksonville, NC 28541
VA Grant Funded: Yes
|Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
164 Longs Plant Farm Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534
VA Grant Funded: Yes
|Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery
400 Murchison Rd.
Spring Lake, NC 28390
VA Grant Funded: Yes
|Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old US 70 Highway
Black Mountain, NC 28711
VA Grant Funded: Yes
Many states have established state veterans’ cemeteries. Eligibility is like Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries but may include residency requirements. Even though they may have been established or improved with Government funds through VA’s Veterans Cemetery Grants Program, state veterans cemeteries are run solely by the states.
Honorably discharged North Carolina veterans may receive free burial. There is a small charge for a spouses’ burial.
North Carolina Veteran Financial Benefits
Income Tax Relief
North Carolina offers a wide range of Income Tax Relief options to veterans and service members.
Visit the following site for a full list of these options: https://www.milvets.nc.gov/benefits/tax-relief
In this section, we will explore the tax relief options that most benefit veterans.
All military retirement and Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) payments are tax free.
All disability payments to veterans by reason of service in the Armed Forces are not reportable as income for income taxation purposes.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs payments made to veterans enrolled in schools and training establishments under the GI Bill are exempt from income taxation.
Grants by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for motor vehicles for veterans who lost their sight, or the use of their limbs are exempt from income taxation.
Grants by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to seriously disabled veterans for homes designed for wheelchair living are exempt from income taxation.
The six-months gratuity pay to a beneficiary of a deceased serviceperson is exempt from income taxation.
Dividends and all other proceeds except interest on dividends from G.I. insurance policies are exempt from income taxation.
Veterans Property Tax Relief
Visit the following website for more information and the application form:https://www.milvets.nc.gov/benefits-services/veterans-property-tax-relief
Honorably discharged North Carolina veterans who are 100% permanently and totally disabled by the VA may be eligible for up to a $45,000 deduction in the assessed value of their home for property tax purposes.
A surviving spouse that has never remarried may also be eligible.
NOTE: The date for timely submission of documents to your county tax office is June 1 of the current tax year. The application contains a section that must be completed by a local VSO officer and certified. It is recommended that you submit Form NCDVA-9 to the State Veterans Service Center or County Veterans Service Office well in advance of June 1 to allow sufficient time for the certification process.
Consult the local assessor’s office for detailed requirements regarding these exemptions.
Annual refiling is required.
Find your local tax assessor at this link: https://www.publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm
You can find a list of local VSOs at: https://www.milvets.nc.gov/services/benefits-claims
Vehicle Highway Tax
Visit the following website to learn more: https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/title-registration/taxes/Pages/exemptions.aspx
Disabled veterans may be exempt from paying the highway tax on vehicles that are specially adapted by the VA to accommodate their disabilities.
Qualifying veterans should contact their local DMV office to obtain the application and to learn about any needed documentation.
Military and Veteran License Plates
For more information, visit the following website: https://www.milvets.nc.gov/benefits-services/military-and-veteran-license-plates#IsthereanycostfortheVeteransPlates-207
The state of North Carolina offers multiple veteran license plates. 100% Disabled Veterans can receive a free license plate, and the license plate fee is waived.
The document needed to obtain these license plates requires certification from a DMVA Accredited Service Officer before it can be submitted to the DMV.
We suggest you contact your local veterans service officer to learn about the needed documentation and forms.
North Carolina State Employment Benefits
State Employment Veterans Preference
Visit the following website for more information: https://oshr.nc.gov/work-nc/state-government-application-resources/job-application-system
North Carolina shows hiring preference to veterans in all state departments, agencies, and institutions. This hiring preference is extended to the spouses of disabled veterans, the surviving spouses of disabled veterans, or surviving spouses of a veteran who died in action.
To claim Veterans’ Preference, submit Form DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) along with the completed State application.
North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP)
Visit the following website for more information: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/vocational-rehabilitation-services/north-carolina-assistive-technology-program
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 the following services:
- Assistive technology device demonstrations
- Short-term device loans
- Public awareness, and
- Technical assistance to individuals with disabilities and family members.
NCATP helps to promote independence for people with disabilities through access to technology.
Business Link North Carolina (BLNC)
Visit the following website for more information: https://edpnc.com/start-or-grow-a-business/start-a-business/
Business Link North Carolina works in partnership with the NC Department of Commerce and provides free services to help veterans with starting a small business. BLNC offers one-on-one phone consultations to people interested in starting a business, small business owners in need of general support, and entrepreneurs interested in moving to North Carolina. They have resources to help veterans develop business plans, structure their business, and provide the business forms associated with their business. Advisors are available to discuss state licensing and permits. This is a free service offered to those seeking to start a small business in North Carolina.
Get in touch with a small business advisor
Call, toll free at (800) 228-8443 or contact online.
Small business advisors are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you’re submitting a request online, please allow 1-3 days for a team member to respond to your request.
North Carolina offers a variety of Educational Benefits to resident veterans and their dependents.
State Educational Benefits can be used in conjunction with the National Educational Benefits (DEA)
North Carolina Scholarship for Children of Wartime Veterans
Visit the following website for more information: https://scholarships.milvets.nc.gov/
The North Carolina Scholarship for Children of Wartime Veterans is awarded to the qualifying children of certain disabled or deceased veterans.
The scholarship is for eight academic semesters at participating North Carolina state colleges, community colleges, technical schools, and private colleges. The recipient has eight years to utilize the eight academic semesters allotted to them.
The eligibility for this scholarship is extensive and should be reviewed closely.
Deadline: February 14.
NOTE: All paper applications are now obsolete and will be returned to the sender.
A separate account must be created on the application website for each dependent child that applies for the scholarship.
North Carolina Veteran Recreation Benefits
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Visit the following website for more information and for links to the application: https://www.ncwildlife.org/Outdoor-Activities/Disabled-Access/Disabled-LIcenses
All 50% or more disabled veterans can get a lifetime hunting-fishing license for $10 to $110 depending on the type of license.
The application requires a signature from a VSO officer before it can be submitted.
Due to documentation requirements, disabled licenses can only be applied for by mail and in person.