Veteran Benefits in New Hampshire
New Hampshire VA benefits are available under the state’s Office of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). State veterans benefits include burial allowances, employment resources and tuition assistance.
Federal veterans administration benefits include disability compensation, pensions, home loans and health care. Service members may apply for these programs on their own or with the help of a local Veterans Service Officer. To learn more about veterans assistance programs and how to apply for them, review the information below.
Disability Benefits for Veterans in New Hampshire
Service members may obtain VA disability pay in New Hampshire if they have service-connected disabilities or illnesses, including mental health conditions.
Available VA disability benefits include general compensation, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and Special Monthly Compensation (SMC).
To apply for disabled veterans benefits, eligible servicemembers must complete an Application for Disability Compensation (VA Form 21-526EZ), or they may complete an Application for DIC, Death Pension and/or Accrued Benefits (Form 21-534EZ) to apply for payments under DIC.
To file SMC VA disability claims, veterans must complete an Examination for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance (Form 21-2680).
Additionally, service members may obtain VA life insurance, including Servicemembers’ Group Life, Family Servicemembers’ Group Life and Servicemembers’ Group Life (Traumatic Injury Protection). Other veterans life insurance policies include Veterans’ Group Life, Veterans’ Mortgage Life and Service-Disabled Veterans’ Insurance.
To learn more about applying for life insurance for veterans, military members may contact a Veterans Service Officer, or they may complete and submit a paper application.
Health Insurance Benefits for Veterans in New Hampshire
Veterans may apply for VA health care in New Hampshire to receive benefits such as preventative health care services, mental health treatments and emergency aid.
In some cases, VA health insurance covers diagnostic tests, such as ultrasounds and X-rays, or rehabilitative treatments and physical therapy. Service members who qualify for VA medical benefits may apply for coverage online, in person at a veteran medical facility, by mail or by telephone.
To apply for veterans health insurance by telephone, patients must contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-877-222-8387, or they may complete an Application for Health Care (Form 10-10EZ) to enroll by mail. After completing an application, military members must send forms to the following address:
Health Eligibility Center 2957 Clairmont Road, Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30329-1647
Pension Benefits for Veterans in New Hampshire
Low-income veterans may obtain a VA pension NH if they meet income, service, age and/or disability requirements.
Available veterans pension programs include survivor payments, pensions for financially-needy service members, Housebound allowances and Aid and Attendance (A&A). To apply for VA pension benefits, military members must complete VA Form 21P-527EZ, or 21P-534EZ to obtain survivors payments.
To enroll in the A&A or Housebound veterans pension benefits, applicants must submit medical evidence (such as a physician’s report) to the following address:
Department of Veterans Affairs Claims Intake Center Attention: Philadelphia Pension Center P. O. Box 5206 Janesville, WI 53547-5206
In some cases, Global War on Terrorism veterans may qualify for a $100 Service Bonus. To apply for this benefit, service members must complete a Global War on Terror Operations Bonus Application and mail it to the following address:
New Hampshire Office of Veterans Services 275 Chestnut Street, Room 517 Manchester, New Hampshire 03101-2411
Housing Benefits for Veterans in New Hampshire
New Hampshire VA housing programs include tax exemptions and credits on owned property, and access to the state’s Veterans’ Home in Tilton. Through the veterans housing assistance program in Tilton, servicemembers receive long-term nursing care, professional service, dignity and respect.
To apply for admittance into the VA housing assistance program, servicemembers must complete a full Admissions Packet, including a State Home Program Application for Veteran Care Medical Certification (VA Form 10-10SH). After completing the application materials, veterans must mail forms to the following address:
Admission Coordinators New Hampshire Veterans Home 139 Winter Street Tilton, NH 03276
Additional housing assistance for veterans in NH includes a property tax credit of $50; however, surviving spouses of deceased veterans may receive credits of between $700 and $2,000. Additionally, veterans with service-connected disabilities may qualify for a $700 tax credit.
Note: To learn more about these VA housing credits, contact a Veterans Service Officer at 603-624-9230.
VA home loan programs, mortgage assistance and telephone counseling to prevent forclosure during periods of financial hardship are also available to veterans. To learn more about VA home loan rates and to determine your eligibility, contact the Loan Guaranty Office at 1-877-827-3702.
To meet VA home loan requirements, servicemembers must complete a Request for a Certificate of Eligibility (VA Form 26-1880).
Education Benefits for Veterans in New Hampshire
Several VA education benefits are available under the state’s Higher Education Commission. As such, New Hampshire veterans education benefits include free tuition for the eligible children of missing or deceased military members. For instance, veteran scholarships are available to the following students:
- Children of military members reported lost, missing or captured
- Children of veterans killed in service
- Children of servicemembers who die due to a service-connect disability
Additional benefits under the GI bill, Montgomery GI Bill or Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) are also available to veterans. To apply for post 911 GI bill benefits, students must complete an Application for Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990).
Employment Benefits for Veterans in New Hampshire
New Hampshire VA jobs assistance is available to veterans in the state and includes preference for certain jobs, reemployment opportunities and career counseling. Federal veteran jobs benefits include resources under the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) service and the Transition Assistance Program (TAP).
To receive these VR&E VA employment services, job seekers must apply online.
Funeral Benefits for Veterans in New Hampshire
Service members receive VA death benefits in New Hampshire through the State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. As part of these VA death benefits, service members and their spouses receive memorial markers, government-issued headstones and grave liners.
Additional va burial benefits include free military funeral honors, if surviving family members request them.
To pre-register for burial benefits, service members must complete an Eligibility Application and mail it to the following address:
New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery 110 Daniel Webster Highway Route 3 Boscawen, NH 03303