Programs Administered by the Office of Veterans Affairs

Here are some of the programs administered by the Office of Veterans Affairs.  Most of these links will take you to pages within the Veteran Services Directory that will have information about the program and how to apply.

Assistance Applying for VA Disability Benefits

One of our most important functions is helping veterans apply for federal disability benefits and survivors apply for survivor benefits.  To learn more about the resources available, visit the Veteran Services  page on VA Disability Benefits

Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Located in Randolph Center, our cemetery performs more burials a year than any other cemetery in the state.  It is a beautiful location that honors the service of our veterans by providing them perpetual recognition.  The cemetery isn't just for veterans, though, as veteran's spouses and some dependents are also eligible for burial.  Application   Please call us at (802) 828-3379 for more detailed information.   General Information  Map


We maintain nearly 200,000 discharge records from World War I to the present. Application

Veteran Assistance Fund

We can provide assistance to low income veterans who need financial assistance to pay for a critical life need.

Property Tax Exemption

Some disabled veterans and their survivors are eligible for a reduction to their property taxes.   Application   Information

Hunting/Fishing Licenses; Green Mountain Passes

60% service-connected disabled veterans have earned a free hunting/fishing license.  You will need to obtain a verification (summary of benefits) letter from the White River Jct. VA before submitting your license application.  Call 802-828-1190 for the hunting/fishing license. 
Any Vermont resident who is a veteran who has been honorably discharged from active duty in US armed services, you are eligible for a lifetime day entry pass into the parks called the Green Mountain Passport - contact your local town clerk.  


The State of Vermont provides three medals to show its appreciation for military service.  Application

High School Diplomas

Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam who don't have a high school diploma can get one through this program.  Application

Veteran Status for DMV

Learn about the plates that recognize military service and veteran status on your license or non-driver ID... all of which are for no additional charge.  Application

Vermont Veterans Fund

New in 2011, this program provides grants to individuals and organizations who help veterans in Vermont.

Contact Information

Office of Veterans Affairs
118 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-4401

Phone Number: (802) 828-3379
Fax Number: (802) 828-5932
Toll Free Phone Number (works only in Vermont):           (888) 666-9844