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Veterans have played important roles in the history of this country. Even with their patriotic and courageous service, there seems to be an information gap about the support and resources that are available to them when they’re attempting to purchase their own home.

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Veterans have played important roles in the history of this country. Even with their patriotic and courageous service, there seems to be an information gap about the support and resources that are available to them when they’re attempting to purchase their own home.

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.

Dreams for Veterans serves our nation’s heroes by giving back to terminally ill veterans and their families through the fulfillment of a final wish. Final wishes range from basic need items (like a working appliance or mobility scooter) to bedside reunions, final vacations with family, “meet and greets” with personal heroes or reconnecting with aspects of former military service.

The North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs has

teamed up with Prudential to provide these tools and

services for North Dakota's Military and Veterans

Click here to learn more

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).

As authorized by NDCC 39-04-10.14: North Dakota Gold Star number plates - Definition - Description - Fee

PWTF Hardship Assistance Grant

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 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.


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. NDCC  37-14

To qualify, the applicant is required to be:

Helping Others to Help Themselves

NDAD -- the North Dakota Association for the Disabled -- is a nonprofit, charitable organization founded in 1975 by concerned citizens for the purpose of assisting people with disabilities in the state of North Dakota, many of whom are not eligible for services from other agencies. 

Financial Loan Program:

North Dakota National Guard Foundation 

The North Dakota National Guard Foundation is a not for profit charitable organization that is chaired by the North Dakota National Guard Adjutant General. The Foundation has two primary support activities as described below.

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.

Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)

North Dakota Community Action in working with a grant through the North Dakota Coalition for the Homeless People has funding assistance for North Dakota Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Chase Bank Military Survivor Program

The goal of the program is to offer debt forgiveness to surviving family members and beneficiaries for the debt of military customers who have been killed in combat action or died in a combat theater of operations since January 1, 2011.

If a servicemember was liable for debt, the balances may be waived for most existing Chase mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, student loans and other consumer or business debt.

Income Tax Exemption for retired military pay

HB 1053 passed the 66th legislative session in 2019 exempting 100% of military retirement pay from ND State Income tax. Tax exemption begins for taxable year ending 12/31/2019.

NDCC 57-38-30.3 (2) (s) reads

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

As the nation's largest organization of combat veterans, we understand the challenges veterans, service members and military families can face and believe that experiencing financial difficulties should not be one of them. That's the premise behind the VFW's Unmet Needs program. 

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).