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Montana State Benefits

Montana offers a variety of free services and programs for veterans.


  • Free M.V.A.D. service officer assistance
  • Free recording and copies of discharge papers
  • $250.00 death payment - payment made by county of residence
  • $70.00 grave marker payment - payment made by county of residence
  • Employment assistance - local Montana Job Service office
  • Montana Veterans Homes - Department of Public Health and Human Services
  • Free license plate and vehicle registration waiver - qualified disabled veterans
  • Reduced or no real property taxes - qualified disabled veterans
  • Free fishing/hunting license -qualified disabled veterans
  • Burial in State Veterans Cemeteries
  • College tuition waivers

Veterans' Upward Bound Educational Program      

For Information Contact: 
Joe Cobos, Outreach and Student Recruiter
Center for Veterans' Education and Training Services
1500 University Drive, Cisel Hall 109, Billings, MT 59101
Phone:  406-657-2063
Toll free 1-877-356-VETS        












The Veterans' Upward Bound Program is offering free statewide classes that prepare veterans for college and other post secondary training. If you are a military veteran, we can assist you in achieving your educational goals. Veterans' Upward Bound is offering free classes in math, algebra, grammar, writing, computers, college survival and Spanish. A new law enacted for reservists activated after 9/11 are now eligible for educational benefits under Chapter 1607. Contact Joe Cobos in Billings at 1-877-356-VETS for more information.