Arizona State Veteran Benefits

ARIZONA STATE VETERAN BENEFITS

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

ARIZONA VETERAN EDUCATION BENEFITS

Arizona Purple Heart Tuition Waiver

As a Post 9/11 Veteran and Arizona resident, you might be able to tap this waiver. In addition, you must have at least a 50% VA disability, have won a Purple Heart, and  been a resident of Arizona while in the military.

Others eligible under this tuition waiver include:

  • Post 9/11 Arizona National Guard members if they received a Purple Heart or were medically discharged
  • Un-remarried spouses of Arizona military members killed in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001
  • Dependent children under age 30 of Arizona military members killed in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001

ARIZONA VETERAN EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Arizona awards Veterans who pass public employment examinations with 5 extra points added to their test scores, provided the Veterans were in the military for six months or longer and have an honorable discharge.

If the Veteran is receiving disability compensation from the VA, Arizona gives them an additional 10 points.

If Veterans die from their service-connected disabilities, their surviving spouses receive an additional 5-point award to their test scores.

ARIZONA TAX BENEFITS

Income Tax

Arizona does not tax Active duty military pay. Military retirees and civil service employees can receive their federal payments up to $2,500 per year without taxation.

Property Tax

Arizona’s County Assessor waives property taxes for surviving spouses and disabled people under some circumstances. Contact this office for more information.

Vehicle Licenses and Registration Fees

Veterans who are 100% disabled from a service-connected disability pay no license or registration fees to Arizona on their vehicles. All Arizonan Veterans living in the state are exempt from license tax for vehicles they purchase using VA’s financial aid programs.  Surviving spouses of Arizona Veterans receive this benefit too provided they do not remarry.

ARIZONA VETERAN RECREATION BENEFITS

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

  • Active duty military can apply for hunting and fishing licenses and pay the same rates as residents
  • Disabled Arizona Veterans who are 100% service-connected and who meet a 12-month residency requirement can get combo licenses for both hunting and fishing at no charge

ARIZONA STATE VETERANS HOME

Arizona State Parks

Qualified, 100% permanently disabled veterans are eligible for a “Disabled Veterans Annual Day Use Pass” which gives them access to the twenty-seven parks in the state system.

ARIZONA STATE VETERANS HOME

Honorably discharged Veterans in need of skilled nursing care, and their spouses, may be admitted to one of Arizona’s two skilled care nursing facilities in Phoenix and Tucson, provided the Veteran’s need has been certified by a doctor.

ARIZONA VETERAN CEMETERIES

Arizona Veterans’ cemeteries in Camp Navajo, Marana, and Sierra Vista have these guidelines:

  • Eligibility extends to Veterans who are discharged under all conditions except Dishonorable, and to their spouses and dependent children
  • No cost for Veterans. Eligible spouses and dependent children incur a one-time nominal fee for internment

 

You can find more information regarding these benefits and other programs at the Arizona Department of Veterans Services’ website.