Individual U.S. states offer veterans a wide range of benefits. Here are the most popular veteran benefits in Nebraska and Iowa. (For a list of the most popular benefits in all 50 states go to:
“The Nebraska Veterans Registry is the most popular benefit based on the fact that out of the 125,000 Veterans in Nebraska 85,000 plus are registered with the State of Nebraska. This allows for easy application for benefits provided such as military license plates and special discounts sometimes offered at establishments throughout the state. This also eases outreach to Veterans by the Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs,” according to John Hilgert, Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs Director.
Veterans can apply to the registry at https://www.nebraska.gov/va_registry/index.cgi.
“Our Homeownership Assistance Program that provides $5,000 for first time Veteran homebuyers, our Veterans License Plates – which contributes to our License Plate Fund, and our Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License programs are all among our most popular programs, says Karl J. Lettow, an Iowa Veterans Affaris Public Information Specialist.
Details on these are at https://va.iowa.gov/benefits.
For a detailed guide to federal VA benefits, people can download and print the VA Welcome Kit at https://www.va.gov/welcome-kit. Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned. A YouTube video on the welcome kit is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvITWcWutE.