Tennessee Veteran Financial Benefits

County Motor Vehicle Privilege Tax Any former POW or 100% permanently and totally disabled Veteran is exempt from the county motor vehicle privilege tax.

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Relief Property tax relief for certain 100% disabled Veterans for up to $175,000 of the property’s assessed value and their surviving spouses for up to $100,000 of the property’s assessed value.

Tennessee Veteran Employment Benefits

State Employment The following employment benefits are available in Tennessee:

  • Veterans preference in state employment
  • Credit for military service in state employment
  • Reemployment rights of public employees


Commercial Driver License Tennessee will waive the required skills test for the first issuance of a commercial driver license for Veterans who have a valid military commercial driver license.

Tennessee Veteran Dependent Education Benefits

This program covers the full cost of college at Tennessee state colleges for survivors of Veterans killed in action or who died as a result of injuries suffered in war. Children must be under the age of 23.

Tennessee Veteran Recreation Benefits

Disabled Veteran Hunting & Fishing License Free hunting and fishing licenses for 100% permanently disabled Veterans or those with a 30% disability due to war service. There is a one-time fee of $10.

Camping in State Parks During the off-season (Nov. 1 – Mar. 31), resident Veterans can camp at the same discounted rate as Tennessee senior campers.

Free Day On Veterans Day, camping and golf greens fees are free at state campgrounds and golf courses.

Additional Tennessee Veteran Benefits

Tennessee State Veterans Homes Tennessee offers four state Veteran homes in Clarksville, Humboldt, Knoxville, and Murfreesboro. Tennessee residents or natives are eligible for admission. Spouses, surviving spouses, and Gold Star Parents may also be eligible for admission. There is a cost.

Tennessee Veterans Cemeteries Tennessee has five state Veterans cemeteries: two in Knoxville, and one each in Memphis, Nashville, and Parkers Crossroads. There is no fee for Veteran interment and a small fee for spouse and dependent children.

Generally, Veterans with an “other than dishonorable” discharge are eligible.

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