Guam Veteran Benefits

U.S. TERRITORY OF GUAM VETERAN BENEFITS

We endeavor to keep this information current, but it is subject to change without notice.

GUAM VETERANS EDUCATION BENEFITS

Veterans residing in Guam have their federal education benefits. They receive no separate or additional education benefits from the territory.

GUAM VETERANS EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Veterans Hiring Preferences

Federal law gives Veterans preference over non-Veterans when hiring into public jobs and during layoffs. Veterans may be entitled to 5 if they served during a war or during certain time periods the military has identified or have received a campaign medal.

They can receive 10 points added to their final examination score, provided they have attained a passing score, if they have a served at any time and have a present service-connected disability, receive compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension from the military or the Department of Veterans Affairs. A Veteran who received a Purple Heart qualifies. There are other nuances and specific rules to the program, and certain surviving spouses or spouses of 100% disabled veterans may qualify as well.

GUAM VETERANS FINANCIAL BENEFITS

Driver’s License Fees for Veterans and Extended Beneficiaries:  Guam waives the fee to issue a driver’s license for Veterans, reserve component members, certain spouses & surviving spouses, legal guardians, and to Gold Star parents. Besides being a named person, the statutes also require military verification and an honorable discharge if military.

GUAM VETERANS RECREATION BENEFITS

Other than living on the beautiful island of Guam, Veterans receive no separate or additional recreational benefits stemming from their service to the nation.

GUAM VETERANS HOME BENEFITS

Guam does not have a veterans’ home.

GUAM VETERANS CEMETARY BENEFITS

The Guam Office of Veterans Affairs coordinates all burials and provides for military honors.

Guam Territorial Veterans Cemetery in Piti offers burial benefits for all Veterans and their eligible dependents according to federal guidelines.  In general, eligible dependents include: Veteran’s spouse, minor children under 21 (or under 23 years of age if in school); unmarried, adult children who became incapable of self-support before age 21, due to a physical and/or mental disability; and certain Gold Star Parents, whether the veteran is biological or adopted.

 

 

You can find more information regarding these benefits and other programs at the Guam Veteran Affairs website.