One of the responsibilities of the Register of Deeds office is to record approximately 14,000 Veterans' original copy of certificates of discharge (DD 214) in Johnston County. This program encourages Veterans to have their DD 214 recorded by providing Veterans who bring their DD 214 and another photo ID to the Johnston County Register of Deeds office and have the document recorded with a Thank A Vet Photo ID Card. This ID card entitles the Veteran to disocunts or incentives from participating local county businesses when they present their card.
a list of participating businesses can be found at www.johnstonnc.com/rod/Pages/index/Thank-A-VetParticipatingBusinesses.
Disabled Veterans that meet the requirements below are eligible to receive a property tax exclusion for the first $45,000 of the appraised value of a permanent residence. The residence must be owned and occupied by a North Carolina resident that is either 1) An Honorably Discharged Disabled Veteran, or 2) An Unmarried Surviving Spouse of an Honorably Discharged Disabled Veteran.
Any permanent resident of Johnston County who is either 1) An Honorably Discharged Disabled Veteran, or 2) An Unmarried Surviving Spouse of an Honorably Discharged Disabled Veteran is eligible for receiving the property tax exclusion from the North Carolina State Government.
There are important distinctions to make concerning those who do qualify...
Applications should be completed during the regular listing period, January 1 through January 31, but may be timely filed through June 1.
Applications received after June 1 are considered untimely and will not be counted for that year, instead they will be counted for the following year.
You can request an application by:
Resident Disabled Veterans that meet the requirements below are eligible to obtain Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Licenses from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. These licenses are a one-time payment (with excecption of the Bear Management E-Stamp and Federal Duck Stamp which expire annually), but only remain valid so long as the Veteran remains rated as 50% or more disabled with the VA.
To be eligible for the Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License the Veteran must meet all of the following requirements...
Applications must be filled out by the Veteran and the certification form attached to the application must be completed by the Johnston County Veteran Service Office. An award letter or relevant document from the VA proving one's disability rating is required for the Veterans Office to complete the certification.
A check made out to NCWRC or North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission must be mailed in with the application.
The application can either be mailed in by the Veteran or by the Johnston County Veterans Service Office so long as all parts of the application are complete, the certification is completed by the Veterans Office and signed by the Veteran Service Officer, and a check for the appropriate amount is accompanying the application.
You can obtain and application by:
Military Personnel and Veterans that meet certain requirements may be eligible to obtain a special vehicle registration plate for free or at a reduced cost. These plates are limited to ONE per Military Personnel or Veteran.
In order to apply for the Military/Veterans Registration Plate, proper documentation (DD214, VA Award Letter, or other relevant documents) must be provided to verify one's eligibility for their desired plate.
The signature of a 1) Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, or 2) A Director Designee is needed on the application. This can be handled through the Johnston County Veterans Services Office.
You can obtain an application by:
The North Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs offers a four-year scholarship program for approved North Carolina schools for children (natural or adopted before the age of 15) of Veterans that fall into certain class categories (Deceased, disabled, combat, or POW/MIA Veterans).
If the applicant and the Veteran parent meet the qualifications for the scholarship, the application can be started by visiting https://www.milvets.nc.gov/ and following the steps provided.
Deadline for application is February 14th (Class I-A, I-B, and IV have a deadline of June 1st, but to ensure your application will be considered for the current scholarship year it must be in the NCDVA director's office on/before February 14th.
State Veterans homes are owned and operated by the states. The states petition VA for grant dollars for a portion of the construction costs followed by a request for recognition as a state home. Once recognized, VA pays a portion of the per diem if the state meets VA standards. States establish eligibility criteria and determine services offered for short and long-term care. Specialized services offered are dependent upon the capability of the home to render them.
There are four NC State Veterans Homes each with their own offered services and eligibility qualifications.