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Benefit Type: Financial

Disability Compensation

Is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred.

The Office of Servicemember Affairs

Servicemembers should be able to accomplish their mission without worrying about illegal or harmful financial practices. The Office of Servicemember Affairs is here to ensure that military personnel and their families have a voice at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Military life can have some extra challenges that can sometimes have powerful financial repercussions.

Servicemembers, veterans, and their families …

To be eligible the US Department of Veteran Affairs office must sign a certification letter stating the applicant is 100 percent service related disabled or attesting eligibility under Public Law 663 of the 79th Congress.

The SFN 2872 Application for Certificate of Title form must be completed, signed, and returned with the certification letter. There is no annual  license fee.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP helps low-income North Dakotans meet their nutritional needs.

The N.D. Department of Human Services issues about $7 million in food benefits each month to about 27,200 households in the state. Forty-four percent of the program participants are children, and 42 percent of the households have earned income (are working).

The purpose of this assistance is to provide monies to give aid and comfort to veterans [as defined in NDCC 37-14] and their spouses, or un-remarried widow/widowers of eligible veterans.

The individual must have an unmet need of dental and/or denture work (routine and maintenance procedures are not covered), optical, hearing, transportation (for medical treatment), special needs for medical reasons, housing deposit, other emergency needs approved by the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs. 

The VA provides a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy.

Benefits

VA provides valuable life insurance benefits to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family is protected. VA’s life insurance programs were developed to provide financial security for your family given the extraordinary risks involved in military service.

The Veterans Aid Fund is a permanent fund to be used solely for the purpose of making loans to veterans or their widow/widowers.

To qualify, the applicant is required to be:

  • a peacetime veteran
  • a wartime veteran
  • National Guard with active duty [as defined in NDCC 37-14
  • or unremarried widow/widower of an eligible veteran

AND

Special Extra Earnings For Military Service

Under certain circumstances, special extra earnings for your military service from 1957 through 2001 can be credited to your record for Social Security purposes. These extra earnings credits may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit.

Special extra earnings credits are granted for periods of active duty or active duty for training. Special extra earnings credits are not granted for inactive duty training.

Property Tax Exemption

A paraplegic disabled veteran of the United States Armed Forces or any veteran who has been awarded specially adapted housing by the Department of Veterans Affairs, or the unremarried surviving spouse if such veteran is deceased, for the first $120,000 of true and full valuation of the fixtures, buildings, and improvements.  (NDCC 57-02-08, para 20.a

Purpose: The Very Low-Income Housing Repair program provides loans and grants to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their dwellings or to remove health and safety hazards.

Military Operations Adjusted Compensation

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).