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NEW HAMPSHIRE OFFICE OF VETERANS SERVICES. OUR MISSION. To assist veterans who are residents of this state or their dependents to secure all the benefits to which they may be entitled under any state or federal laws or regulations RSA 115:6. MEET OUR STAFF. Mary Morin – Director

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New hampshire office of veterans services

NEW HAMPSHIRE OFFICE OF VETERANS SERVICES


Our mission

OUR MISSION

To assist veterans who are residents of this state or their dependents to secure all the benefits to which they may be entitled under any state or federal laws or regulations

RSA 115:6


Meet our staff

MEET OUR STAFF

Mary Morin – Director

Jamie Tessier – Administrative Officer

Jerry Avery – Seacoast Area

Brian Toney – Northern Area

Carter Higginbotham – Central/Eastern Areas

Dianna Camac – Southern/Manchester Areas and Women Veterans Issues


Meet our staff cont

MEET OUR STAFF (cont.)

  • All retired from active duty military

    • Over 120 years military experience

  • All branches of service

    • Except Coast Guard (currently)

  • All disabled veterans

    • As determined by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • All New Hampshire Residents


Meet our staff cont1

MEET OUR STAFF (cont.)

  • All trained, recognized, and accredited by

    - US Department of Veterans Affairs

    - National Veterans Legal Services Program

    To legally represent veterans up to and including the BVA and CAVC


Our taskings

OUR TASKINGS

  • Assisting New Hampshire’s 135,000 Veterans and Their Families

    • U.S.Dept.Veterans Affairs – Compensation, Pensions, Education, and Healthcare

  • Governor/Legislator/State/Local Inquiries

    • Citizens Services

    • Statistics

  • Legislative Testimony

  • Veteran/Dependent Referrals


Our taskings cont

OUR TASKINGS (cont.)

  • NH Department of Motor Vehicle Assistance

    • Veteran’s License Plates

  • Department of Administrative Services Assistance

    • Senority Credits

  • Veteran/Dependent Referrals

  • NH Department of Revenue Assistance

    • Property Tax Credits and Exemptions


Our taskings cont1

OUR TASKINGS (cont.)

  • New Hampshire

    Veterans Home

  • New Hampshire

    Veterans Cemetery


Productivity data nh office of veterans services productivity data

PRODUCTIVITY DATANH Office of Veterans ServicesProductivity Data

Number of Clients by Fiscal Year

Dollars Recovered/Maintained by Fiscal Year


Recovery types

RECOVERY TYPES


Recovery types1

RECOVERY TYPES


Federal benefits

FEDERAL BENEFITS


Discharge types

DISCHARGE TYPES

  • 3 Administrative Types

    • Honorable

    • General (under honorable conditions)

    • Under Other Than Honorable Conditions

  • 2 Punitive Types

    • Bad Conduct Discharge

    • Dishonorable Discharge


Administrative honorable

ADMINISTRATIVE - HONORABLE

  • Honorable

    • The honorable characterization is appropriate when the quality of the Service member’s service generally has met the standards of acceptable conduct and performance of duty for military personnel, or is otherwise so meritorious that any other characterization would be clearly inappropriate.


Administrative general

ADMINISTRATIVE - GENERAL

  • General (under honorable conditions)

    If a Service member’s service has been honest and faithful, it is appropriate to characterize that service under honorable conditions. Characterization of service as general (under honorable conditions) is warranted when the positive aspects of the Service member’s conduct or performance of duty outweigh negative aspects of the Service member’s conduct or performance of duty as documented in their service record.

    • AKA “General” “Under Honorable Conditions”


Administrative uothc

ADMINISTRATIVE - UOTHC

  • Under Other Than Honorable Conditions

    - This characterization is authorized only if the Service member has been afforded the opportunity to request an Administrative Board action, except as provided in paragraph 12 of Enclosure 3 (separation in lieu of trial by courts-martial).


Punitive discharges

PUNITIVE DISCHARGES

  • Provided only by military court-martial

    • Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD)

    • Dishonorable Discharge (DD)


New hampshire office of veterans services

VBA

  • Compensation

  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

  • Home Loan Guarantee

  • Pension

  • Education

  • Vocational Rehabilitation


Vba compensation

VBA -COMPENSATION

  • Awarded for injury/medical condition caused by or aggravated by military service

    • Service-connection rates range from 0% - 100%

  • Two types of 100% ratings

    • Based on “permanent and total” disability

    • Based on “employability”


Vba dependency and indemnity compensation

VBA - DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION

  • If death of veteran is service-connected, families will be entitled to:

    • Monthly compensation

    • Education benefits

    • Higher burial benefits

    • Military access benefits (DoD)


Vba home loan guarantee

VBA - HOME LOAN GUARANTEE

  • VA Guarantees Home Loans

  • If veteran is rated over a certain percentage some fees are waived


Vba pension

VBA - PENSION

  • Non-Service Connected Improved Pension

    • Based on means (can be affected by Medicaid)

    • Surviving spouses can qualify

    • Veteran must have

      • 90 Days in service

      • 1 of the 30 days: during a wartime period

      • Discharge type that is better than “under other than honorable conditions”


Vba education

VBA - EDUCATION

  • Vocational Rehabilitation

    • If service-connected over 20%

    • Tuition, books, materials, and fees paid

    • Evaluation for program required

  • GI Bills – Numerous Types

    • Chapter 1506 and 1507 - Guard and Reserves

    • Chapter 30 - New GI Bill (can be transferable)

    • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation


New hampshire office of veterans services

VHA

  • Health Care

  • Adaptive Equipment and Housing

  • Long Term Care

  • Pharmacy Benefits


Vha benefit groups

VHA – BENEFIT GROUPS

  • Group 1

    • SC Disabilities rated over 50%

  • Group 2

    • SC Disabilities between 30% - 40%

  • Group 3

    • SC Disabilities between 10% - 20%

    • POW’s, PH Recipients

    • Voc Rehab Participants

    • Discharged for SC Disabilities by DoD


Vha benefit groups cont

VHA – BENEFIT GROUPS (cont.)

  • Group 4

    • A/A and HB Veterans

    • Catastrophically disabled veterans

    • May have co-pays

  • Group 5

    • Based on lowest means

    • NSC Pension Recipients

    • SC rated at 0%


Vha benefit groups cont1

VHA – BENEFIT GROUPS (cont.)

  • Group 6

    • SC rated 0%

    • Radiation/Agent Orange Exposures

  • Group 7

    • NSC and SC rated 0% based on means

    • Will pay co-pay

  • Group 8

    • Higher income, SC 0% and NSC (variable)


Nh state benefits

NH STATE BENEFITS

  • Property Tax Credit

    • Standard = $50 , Optional = $51 - $500

    • Qualifiers

    • Surviving spouse may qualify

  • Property Tax Credit Permanently and Totally Disabled

    • $700 - $2000

    • Surviving spouse may qualify

    • Qualifiers


Nh state benefits cont

NH STATE BENEFITS (cont.)

  • Wartime Era Bonuses

    • WWII, Korea, Vietnam, PGW, GWOT

    • $100

    • Qualifiers

  • License Plates and fees

    • POW’s, PH Recipients, PH Survivors, Vets, Gold Star Mothers

    • Some fees exempt

    • Qualifiers


Nh state benefits cont1

NH STATE BENEFITS (cont.)

  • State Park Admission

    • Service-connected, NH Guard, Reserves

    • No fee for day use

    • Fees charged for other than entry

  • State Veterans Home

  • State Veterans Cemetery


Useful contacts

USEFUL CONTACTS

  • NH Office of Veterans Services

    • 1-800-622-9230 (NH only)

    • 603-624-9239

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    • 1-800-827-1000

  • NH Veterans Home

    • 603-527-4400


Useful contacts cont

USEFUL CONTACTS (Cont.)

  • NH Veterans Cemetery

    • 603-796-2026

  • VA Medical Center (Manchester)

    • 603-624-4366


Our website

OUR WEBSITE

WWW.NH.GOV/NHVETERANS


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