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Hawaii State Benefits

Special Housing for Disabled Veterans:  Payment by the State of up to $5,000 to each VA qualified, totally disabled veteran for the purpose of purchasing or remodeling a home to improve handicapped accessibility.


Burials:  Qualified veterans (including U.S. war allies) and their dependents in the Hawaii State Veterans’ Cemeteries on Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Molokai or Lanai.


Vital Statistics:  Free certified copies of vital records from specific states when needed for Veterans’ claims.


License Plates:  For the same cost as regular license plates, Veterans can choose, if qualified, either a Veteran, Combat or Combat Wounded, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Former POW, World War II Veteran, Korea Veteran, Vietnam Veteran or Persian Gulf veteran license plate. These plates are also available for motorcycle.













Tax exemptions:  Tax exemptions on real property owned and occupied as a home by a totally disabled Veteran or their widow(er).  Tax exemptions on passenger cars when they are owned by totally disabled Veterans and subsidized by the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Employment and Re-Employment:  Preference is given to Veterans and service-connected disabled Veterans and their widow(er)s for civil service positions, training programs, job counseling and referrals to civilian jobs by the Workforce Development Division, Department of Labor & Industrial Relations. Re-employment rights for Veterans, Reservists or National Guard members who leave a position within State or County government for training or active military service.