Benefits and Services
SERVICES OFFERED BY THE OFFICE
Advocacy for Veterans concern(s)
Informational and referral
Claims, forms and appeal assistance
VA benefits assistance
Legal name changes
Advocacy is the primary service area for the office. OVS may take action on behalf of Veterans, their families, and survivors to secure appropriate rights, benefits, & services. This includes receiving, investigating, and resolving disputes or complaints of any nature.
Burials for qualified veterans (including U.S. war allies) and their dependents can be buried in the Hawaii State Veterans’ Cemetery on Oahu or Veterans’ cemeteries on Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Molokai or Lanai.
For the same cost as a regular license plate Veterans can choose, if qualified, a Veteran, Combat or Combat Wounded, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Former POW, World War II Veteran, Korea Veteran, Vietnam Veteran or Persian Gulf Veteran license plate. These plates are also available for motorcycles.
SPECIAL HOUSING FOR DISABLED VETERANS
Payment by the State of up to $5,000 to each qualified totally disabled Veteran for the purpose of purchasing or remodeling a home to improve handicapped accessibility. Award of payment pending the availability of State funds and Veteran Affairs approval.
Tax exemptions on real property owned and occupied as a home by a totally disabled Veteran or their widow(er). Tax exemptions on passenger cars when they are owned by totally disabled Veterans and subsidized by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.
Free certified copies of vital statistics forms when needed for Veterans’ claims.