Benefits and Services

SERVICES OFFERED BY THE OFFICE

Advocacy for Veterans concern(s)

Short-term counseling

Informational and referral

Claims, forms and appeal assistance

Outreach

VA benefits assistance

Burial 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

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.

 

LICENSE PLATES

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 EXEMPTION

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.

 

VITAL STATISTICS

Free certified copies of vital statistics forms when needed for Veterans’ claims.