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Old 10-06-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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Greetings all, especially fellow Veterans!

What are some veterans benefits offered by the state of North Carolina? Rules for veterans property tax breaks, automobile registration/handicapped placards, etc...?

Is the Research Triangle area a veteran-friendly community?

Also, what is the nearest military posts/bases to Research Triangle?
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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The nearest base to RTP is Pope Army Airfield (mostly USAFR) and Ft Bragg sandwiched in between Spring Lake and Fayetteville off of Hwy87.


The state doesn't really have any breaks for military. Expect to pay full price for a license and registration. If you have a pet, you can see the Army vet on base for routine care and medication. Also Ft Bragg has a huge hospital and Pope has an Air Force clinic with a pharmacy. I can't comment on handicapped stuff, but have found compared to the other states I've lived in that the perks are few and far between - however, I have found lots of small/local businesses are military friendly and have offered me discounts without me even asking.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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Thanks, hc130radio. Sorry to hear they don't give many disabled military breaks. I guess Seymour-Johnson AFB is not too far either...
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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I'm retired and get VA compensation. I've been stationed at Pope and Seymour. Ft. Bragg is the biggest and has the most resources. Pope doesn't really have any services anymore. Retirees can't get a Primary care manager on post. But you can use the specialty clinics if referred and the pharmacy. Seymour is a small clinic and not worth the drive.

The state does give property tax exemptions to those with 100% VA ratings. It's not much I think they exempt the first 50K.

They have Disabled Vet plates that act as handicapped plates for 100% ratings.

They have cheap lifetime sportsman licenses if you are 50% or more (I've got one and it's great)
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Some retired military folks and others are exempt from paying any state income tax on their annuity.

http://www.dor.state.nc.us/practitio...10.pdf#page=31

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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Thank you. I see the benefits for disabled vets are not even close to what the State of Texas does for vets. That is very unfortunate.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Another web site for benefits available to NC veterans:

NCDOA > Veterans Affairs > State Benefits
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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Some retired military folks and others are exempt from paying any state income tax on their annuity.

http://www.dor.state.nc.us/practitio...10.pdf#page=31


I forgot about the Bailey decision. I don't pay any state tax on my retirement pay. I had 5 years of service before Aug 1989.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:58 PM
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Some of the reserve "bases/buildings" may have ID card services, we got my dependents renewed when we were at Charlotte. I would be surprised it the Raleigh area cannot do the same, if needed.

The Baily deal is the best bennie, but you had to have five years by some time, 1989, I guess.

Lowes gives retirees 10% off, but not advertised, and some other places do as well.

One "benefit" is that many doctors will file your TRICARE claims. When we were in Iowa, we got the martian look when we ask they file TRICARE secondary. Actually, that is a HUGE benefit, come to think of it.

I live real near military bases but seldom go to them for shopping. Just not convenient, and I am a creature of convenience!

Good Luck
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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The Bailey decision sounds good. I need to look up some more info on it. Thanks, all.
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