Veteran Benefits in Nevada
Many VA benefits in Nevada are available under the state’s Department of Veterans Services (NDVS), an organization working to help servicemembers and their families access the various assistance programs available to them. Through these veterans assistance programs, eligible servicemembers receive access to employment benefits, education resources and financial aid. Other veterans administration benefits include burial allowances, housing assistance, transportation services and more.
Additionally, federal veterans administration benefits include health care, disability compensation and pensions. To learn more about these benefits for veterans in NV and how to apply for them, review the sections below.
Disability Benefits for Veterans in Nevada
Veterans with disabilities may obtain VA disability pay in Nevada, such as general compensation, Special Monthly (SMC) or Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC). To be eligible for VA disability benefits, however, service members must have a service-connected disability or illness.
Veterans may apply for disabled veterans benefits by completing VA Form 21-526EZ, or they may apply for DIC or SMC by completing Forms 21-534EZ or 21-2680. Service members may also enroll in the following VA life insurance policies:
- Servicemembers’ Group Life (SGLI) – complete SGLV 8286
- Veterans’ Group Life (VGLI) – complete SGLV 8714 (or apply online)
- Family Servicemembers’ Group Life (FSGLI) – complete SGLV 8286A
- Servicemembers’ Group Life Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI) – complete SGLV 8600
- Service-Disabled Insurance (S-DVI) – complete VA 29-4364 (or apply online)
- Veterans’ Mortgage Life (VML) – complete VA 29-8636
Note: Veterans in need of veterans life insurance application assistance may visit a local Veterans Advocacy and Support Team (VAST) office in Las Vegas, Reno, Fallon, Elko, or Pahrump.
Health Insurance Benefits for Veterans in Nevada
Military members may enroll in VA health care in Nevada to treat injuries or illnesses, improve quality of life, and prevent future health issues.
Service members who meet VA health insurance qualifications may apply for health care coverage online, in person at a VA medical center, by telephone or by mail. To enroll in VA medical benefits by telephone, veterans must call 1-877-222-8387.
Alternately, veterans may apply for veterans health insurance by completing an Application for Health Care (Form 10-10EZ) and mailing it to the following address:
Health Eligibility Center 2957 Clairmont Road, Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30329-1647
Additional health care for veterans in Nevada include the following state programs:
- Adopt a Vet Dental Program
- Community-Based Outpatient Clinics
- State Veterans Homes
- Suicide prevention
- The Veterans Transportation Program (VTP)
- Services for women veterans
To learn more about these benefits, visit a local VAST office.
Pension Benefits for Veterans in Nevada
Available VA pension options in Nevada include Aid and Attendance (A&A), Housebound allowances, veterans pension and survivors payments. Veterans who qualify for VA pension benefits may apply for benefits by completing VA Forms 21P-527EZ or 21P-534EZ.
To receive A&A or Housebound pension benefits, service members must mail medical evidence supporting their claim to the Pension Management Center (PMC) serving the state of Nevada. To enroll in the pension program, applicants must send medical evidence to the following address:
Department of Veterans Affairs Claims Intake Center Attention: St. Paul Pension Center P.O. Box 5365 Janesville, WI 53547-5365
Housing Benefits for Veterans in Nevada
Several VA housing programs are available to service members and their families, including four State Veteran Homes in Sparks, Fernley and the two locations in Boulder City.
To apply for veterans housing assistance through any of the four facilities, service members must complete an Application for Wait List pertaining to the nursing home of their choice. Furthermore, additional VA housing assistance in Nevada includes the following programs and services:
- The Housing Choice Voucher Programs of Southern or Northern Nevada
- Habitat for Humanity
- Our Heroes’ Dreams
- Rebuilding Together
- Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)
- Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) Grants
- Counseling to prevent foreclosures and missed payments
- Federal resources for homeless veterans, including the HUD-VA Supportive Housing (VASH) program
- The federal home loan guaranty program
Note: To learn more about these housing programs, visit a VAST office. To learn more about VA home loan options, contact the Loan Guaranty Office at 1-877-827-3702.
Education Benefits for Veterans in Nevada
Nevada VA education benefits are available under the federal programs and through local colleges and universities. Available GI bill benefits include on-the-job training (OJT), apprenticeship training, monthly housing allowances and payments for college tuition and fees.
To apply for benefits under the post 911 GI bill, Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) or the Montgomery GI bill, students must complete an Application for Education Benefits (Form 22-1990) and submit it by mail to the following address:
VA Regional Office P. O. Box 8888 Muskogee, OK 74402-8888
Additionally, local veterans education benefits are available to servicemembers and their dependents. These benefits include various scholarships for veterans, programs such as Operation Recognition, in-state tuition rates, and education assistance through Campus Vet Centers. Other veteran scholarships include the following:
- The AMVETS National Scholarship Program and tuition discounts
- The Purple Heart Scholarship
- North American Van Lines Scholarship
- The Spousal Education Assistance Program
To apply for educational benefits under Operation Recognition, veterans must download and complete an application packet before submitting the documents to the following address:
Nevada Department of Veterans Services 5460 Reno Corporate Drive Suite 131, Reno, NV 89511
Employment Benefits for Veterans in Nevada
Nevada VA jobs assistance include several employment resources available to veterans as they transition from military service into the workforce. These Veteran jobs resources include Work for Warriors, the 100,000 Jobs Mission, Feds Hire Vets and G.I. Jobs.
Additionally, eligible veterans receive preference points when applying for state employment.
To help service members find jobs for veterans, the State of Nevada Career Opportunities website includes a list of open positions and employment resources. Other resources are available online.
Funeral Benefits for Veterans in Nevada
Nevada VA death benefits include burial at the Southern or Northern Nevada Memorial Cemeteries in Boulder City or Fernley. These VA burial benefits are available to veterans and their spouses.
However, there is a $450 fee to bury family members. Additional Veterans burial benefits include the plot, the opening and closing of the grave, and a government headstone.
To pre-register for veterans burial benefits, veterans must complete a Pre-Registration Application pertaining to the cemetery of their choice. After completing the form, veterans must send the application directly to the cemetery at the addresses below:
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1900 Veterans Memorial Dr. Boulder City, NV 89005
Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery P.O. Box 1919 Fernley, NV 89408