World War II bonus program expired July 1958. Korean Conflict bonus program expired December 1960.
Bonus of $100
for those with active service of 90 days or more between August 5, 1964, and August 15, 1973, or those who served in Vietnam
between July 1, 1958, and August 5, 1964, and earned the Vietnam Service Medal or the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Must
have been a bona fide resident of New Hampshire at the time of enlistment and have received an honorable discharge. Claims
made after August 22, 1977, must be approved by the Adjutant General and the Governor and Executive Council.
War Bonus of $100. Each person who actively served as a member of the armed forces of the United States between August 2,
1990, and November 30, 1995, and who earned the Southwest Asia Service Medal, and who was discharged, released or has a certificate
of service there from, under honorable conditions, and who at the time of entry on such service, and at the time of such service
was a bona fide resident of this state shall be entitled to a $100 bonus. However, no individual who has received a Persian
Gulf War Bonus payment from another state shall be qualified to receive the NH bonus. Program expires August 31, 2002, but
there are provisions that allow for acceptance of applications after that date.
Global War on Terrorism Operations
Service Bonus of $100. Each person who actively served in any capacity as a member of the uniformed services of the United
States on or after September 11, 2001 and on or before a date to be determined by the Secretary of Defense, and who earned
the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal or Afghanistan Campaign, or Iraq Campaign Medal; and who was discharged, released
or has a certificate of service there from, with an honorable discharge, or who is missing in action or who was killed in
action; and who at the time of entry on such active service, and at the time of such service was a bona fide resident of this
state shall be entitled to the benefits provided under this subdivision. Program ends on June 11, 2009, but there are provisions
that allow for acceptance of applications after that date.
Indigent veterans may be buried at the expense of the municipality in which the
Veterans are eligible for interment in the
State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH. The cemetery opened in September 1997. Contact NH Adjutant General's Department at
(603) 796-2026 for information.
The child of a missing person
who was domiciled in this State serving in or with the U.S. armed forces after February 28, 1961, is entitled to free tuition
at vocational-technical college so long as said missing person is so reported/listed as missing, captured, etc.
military members who die in service during wartime, and children of certain wartime veterans who die from a service-connected
disability, may qualify for free tuition at New Hampshire public institutions of higher learning. A scholarship for board,
room, rent, books and supplies up to $2500 per year for a period of no more than 4 years at such educational institutions
may be furnished to these children if they are in need of financial assistance.
Education - Postsecondary Education has a section on financial aid programs for Veterans
shall be given in appointing employees of the State Liquor Commission in selecting members of the State Veterans Council in
appointing the Director of the State Veterans Council in appointing the Commandant and employees of the New Hampshire Veterans
Home and veterans or their un remarried widows and spouses of disabled veterans in public departments and/or public works
of state and local units.
of veterans by towns and other political subdivisions upon application being made within 90 days after the veteran is discharged
from active military service.
License Fee Exemption
Honorably discharged veterans who are residents of New Hampshire and who are permanently and totally disabled from
service-connected disability may be issued a free perpetual Fish and Game License.
Patients at the V.A. Medical
Center in Manchester, NH, and residents of the NH Veterans' Home may be issued free fishing permits under certain conditions.
disabled veterans and their un remarried widows may be exempt from fees for a Peddler's License.
An amputee or
paraplegic classified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as permanently and totally disabled from service-connected
disability who owns a motor vehicle received from or replaced by the Department of Veterans Affairs may be furnished a special
license plate without charge for one motor vehicle. Recipients of the Purple Heart and Survivors of Pearl Harbor may be issued
one set of special license plates upon payment of registration fees.
A veteran determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to be totally blind
because of a service-connected disability who owns a motor vehicle may be furnished a special license plate without charge
for one vehicle.
Special license plates are available without charge to veterans who are former Prisoners of War (POWs).
plates may be issued for motor vehicles owned by individuals with walking disabilities.
fee is payable for a vehicle provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to an amputee, paraplegic or blind veteran
classified as being permanently and totally disabled from service connection.Any motor vehicle bearing special disabled veteran license plates shall be allowed free parking time in any city or
town if the vehicle is under the direct control of the owner.
No fee shall be charged for a permit to register a motor vehicle owned by a veteran
who has been classified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as being totally blind as a result of a service connected
No fee shall be charged for a permit to register a motor vehicle owned by a war
veteran who is an amputee, paraplegic or who suffered the loss of use of a limb from a service connected cause as certified
by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs when the vehicle is received or a cash settlement in lieu thereof is received from
the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
No fee shall be charged for a motor vehicle operator's license for a veteran
who is an amputee or paraplegic and who received a motor vehicle from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nor for a veteran
who has been classified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as being permanently and totally disabled due to service