North Dakota State Benefits for 100% Disabled Veterans

North Dakota State Benefits for 100% Disabled Veterans

100% State Benefits- North Dakota

Information for this document was gathered from various sources including:

Visit the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Website for more detailed information:

Veterans Homes

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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:


Lisbon, North Dakota


The North Dakota Veterans Home, located in Lisbon, North Dakota, consists of 98 basic care and 52 skilled nursing beds.

Eligibility requirements include meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Proof of North Dakota residency
  • Serving in a North Dakota Regiment
  • Entering the Armed Services as a North Dakota resident
  • Being a spouse or surviving spouse of an eligible veteran

No veteran may be considered eligible for residency whose last period of service in the armed services was terminated under dishonorable conditions.

No veteran may be admitted to the Veterans Home that has been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude, without producing sufficient evidence of subsequent good conduct and reformation of character to satisfy the board of admissions.

State Veterans Cemeteries:

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National Veterans Cemeteries:

Fargo National Cemetery
8709 40th Ave. N, County Road 20
Harwood, ND 58042
Burial Space: Open

State Veterans Cemeteries:

All Nations Veterans Cemetery
Bldg. 1 N. Standing Rock Avenue
Ft. Yates, ND 58538
VA Grant Funded: Yes
Manaja Hill, Veterans Service Office-Director
North Dakota Veterans Cemetery
1825 46th Street
Mandan, ND 58554
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.

North Dakota Veteran Financial Benefits

Income Taxes

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National Guard and Reserve pay for federally mobilized service members is tax-free.

Active-duty pay for North Dakota residents is tax-free beginning in the 2023 tax year.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) does not withhold taxes for state or local income tax, but it is reported annually on IRS Form 1099-R. All TSP distributions are subject to state taxes and early distributions may incur higher taxes.

Military retired pay is not taxed in North Dakota.

Military Disability Retirement Pay received as a pension, annuity or similar allowance for personal injury or sickness resulting from active service in the U.S. Armed Forces should not be included in taxable income. Some of the payments which are considered disability benefits include:

  • Disability compensation and pension payments for disabilities paid to Veterans or their families
  • Grants for homes designed for wheelchair living.
  • Grants for motor vehicles for Veterans who lost their sight or the use of limbs, or
  •  Benefits under a dependent-care assistance program

DIC is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-connected injury or disease.

SBP, RCSBP and RSFPP annuities are not taxed in North Dakota.

Veterans Aid Fund

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The Veterans Aid Fund is a permanent fund to be used solely for the purpose of making loans to veterans or their widow/widowers.

To qualify, the applicant is required to be:

  • a peacetime veteran, or
  • a wartime veteran, or
  • Current or former National Guard members as defined in NDCC 37-14-01.1,
  • an un-remarried widow/widower of a qualified veteran
  • a resident of North Dakota for at least one year
  • and have the financial ability to make payments.

The maximum loan amount is $5,000. The interest rate is 8% per annum. The term limit can be from six months to 48 months.

One half of the interest paid will be refunded provided the loan is repaid under the agreed upon terms.

The Department has the right to take legal action to collect delinquent loans.

Contact your Veterans Service Officer to apply.

Hardship Assistance Grant

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The purpose of this assistance is to provide monies to give aid and comfort to veterans and their spouses, or un-remarried widow/widowers of eligible veterans.

The grant is awarded for the following unmet needs:

  • Dental and/or denture work (routine and maintenance procedures are not covered),
  • Optical,
  • Hearing,
  • Transportation (for medical treatment),
  • Special needs for medical reasons,
  • Housing deposit,
  • Other emergency needs approved by the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs.

Eligibility Requirements: (DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED):

  1. Qualify as veteran or eligible dependent as defined in NDCC 37-14-01.1.
  2.  Income and asset level. Income will be based on established indexes such as pension rates and poverty guidelines which will be reviewed annually.
  3. Must be a North Dakota resident for one year prior to application date.
  4. Medical bills showing all work completed, and all payments and credits must be received by the department within 60-90 days of the date of approval.

Contact your Veterans Service Officer to apply.

PTSD Grant

North Dakota Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can get a grant to help afford a PTSD service dog. You must be a North Dakota resident, have a diagnosis of PTSD, be engaged in counseling or therapy and have a doctor’s recommendation for a PTSD service dog.

Service Dog Grant for ND Veterans with PTSD

North Dakota Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may now apply for a grant which may provide them with a specially trained Service Dog. The dogs provide the special needs of the veteran they are to serve whether it is calming anxiety attacks, providing comfort and assurance in public settings or waking a veteran from a nightmare. PTSD service dogs have proven to greatly assist Veterans in returning to a more normal life and reintegrating back into their community.

Eligibility Requirements:

You must be:

  • A North Dakota resident,
  • Have a diagnosis of PTSD,
  • Be engaged in counseling or therapy and have a doctor’s recommendation for a PTSD
    Service Dog.

All qualified Veterans are urged to apply.

To learn more or to submit an application, visit Service Dogs for America, download the Preliminary Application, view the brochure, or contact our offices at 701-685-2242 or

ND Service Animal Definition and Laws

Property Tax Deduction

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Honorably discharged veterans with a VA disability of at least 50% are eligible for a property tax deduction. The amount of the deduction increases based on disability percentage.

Un-remarried surviving spouses are also eligible.

A homestead can include a house, the land the house is on, and/or other buildings on the same land. If a qualified veteran moves to a different homestead, the credit can be applied to the new property.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Be a disabled veteran of the United States Armed Forces with an armed forces service-connected disability of 50% or greater in the year for which the application is made.
    • Your extra-scheduler rating, to include individual unemployability, may bring the total disability rating to 100%, as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Have received an honorable discharge or be retired from the United States Armed Forces.
  • Reside on and be invested in the property.

If two disabled veterans are married and living together, the combined credits may not exceed 100% of $8,100 of taxable value of the homestead. In the event of the applicant’s death, the spouse is eligible for the credit. The spouse who is receiving United States Department of Veterans Affairs dependency and indemnity compensation receives 100% of the credit.

With the credit, the applicant’s taxable value may decrease as follows:

Disability Percentage Maximum Reduction
100% $8,100
90% $7,290
80% $6,480
70% $5,670
60% $4,860
50% $4,050

Application Process: To apply for the Disabled Veteran’s Property Tax Credit, submit:

The application is due by February 1 of the year in which the property is assessed and for which credit is requested. Include documentation regarding the applicant’s service-connected disability and military honorable discharge with your application.

Consult the local assessor’s office for detailed requirements regarding these exemptions.

Annual refiling is often required.

North Dakota Veterans Preference

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Veterans get preference for state employment. North Dakota veterans preference criteria are generally a 5-point preference for a veteran and a 10-point preference for a disabled veteran.

The spouse of a 100% disabled veteran and the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran is also eligible to receive hiring preference.

North Dakota Education Benefits

North Dakota offers a wide variety of Educational Benefits to resident veterans and their dependents.

State Educational Benefits can be used in conjunction with the National Educational Benefits (DEA)

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Veterans Educational Training (VET)

Available to honorably discharged North Dakota veterans, VET is a free program of study funded by the state of North Dakota to prepare you for a certification program or a two- or four- year college degree. The program provides refresher training as well as training in English, computers, math, and study skills.

Contact your local VSO for more information and to learn about the application process.

Dependent Tuition Waiver

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If you are the dependent of a North Dakota veteran who was killed, is totally disabled, or declared missing in action, you may attend a University System institution without paying tuition or fees for up to 45 months.

To be eligible, you first must be accepted for enrollment by a University System campus. For detailed information, contact the financial aid office or veterans services department on the campus of your choice.

National Guard Tuition Waiver Program

If you are a member in good standing with the North Dakota National Guard, up to 35% of your Tuition costs may be waived at certain institutions in the state.

Participating Schools include:

Bismarck State College, Dakota College Bottineau, Dickinson State University, Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, Minot State University, ND State College of Science, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, University of Jamestown, University of Mary, Valley City State University, Williston State College, and some Tribal college throughout the state.

Contact the institution you plan to attend to discuss the eligibility requirements.

North Dakota Veteran Recreation Benefits

ND State Park Fees For Disabled Veterans

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North Dakota veterans with a 50% or greater VA disability and former POWs are eligible for a free annual permit.

All other North Dakota veterans with service-related disabilities are eligible to receive an annual permit for $28.

You will need a Summary of Benefits Letter and a DD214 as proof of rating and service.

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Disabled Veteran Game License

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North Dakota resident 100% disabled veterans can get a combined general game, habitat stamp, small game, and fur-bearer license for $3, with an additional $1 fee to purchase the resident certificate.

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Disabled Veteran Fishing License

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North Dakota resident 50% or greater disabled veterans can get a fishing license for $5 (plus a $1 fee to purchase the certificate).

Active-Duty Hunting &  Fishing

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North Dakota residents on active duty can hunt and fish without a license while on leave.