All Legion Members
FREE Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy
The American Legion of Nevada offers a FREE $1000.00 AD&D policy to all our members through the Legionnaire Insurance Trust (LIT). However, your No Cost coverage is not automatic; you must ENROLL NOW to take advantage of this $1000.00 No Cost To You Accident Benefit! Simply call 800-235-6943 to enroll in the plan or to check your enrollment status. You may also enroll or verify your enrollment at www.theLIT.com. In addition, The Legionnaire Insurance trust provides other insurance plans for members to purchase.
Legionnaire Insurance Trust (LIT)
The non-profit Legionnaire Insurance Trust (LIT) offers participating American Legion members the opportunity to obtain high-quality Department endorsed insurance products at rates that reflect the massive group buying power of the Legion Departments.
Visit www.thelit.com for more information on products and services offered by the Legionnaire Insurance Trust.
Department of Nevada Members
NevadaFinancial Assistance Benefits
An annual tax exemption is available to any veteran with wartime service (including in-theater service during the Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraqi Wars). To obtain this exemption, take a copy of your DD214 or discharge papers to your local County Assessor.
The exemption can be applied to a veteran's vehicle privilege tax or real property tax. The exemption cannot be split between the two. To obtain the exact amount of this benefit, contact your County Assessor. Veterans may also "donate" their exempted tax directly to the Nevada Veterans' Home Account, which will contribute the amount toward the operation of a Veterans' Home in Nevada.
The above benefit initially takes around a hour and is renewed by mail there after. The dollar credit benefit to you is over $100 per year.
Disabled Veteran Tax Exemption
Nevada offers a property tax exemption to any veteran with a service-connected disability of 60% or more.
The amounts of exemption that are or will be available to disabled veterans varies from $6,250 to $20,000 of assessed valuation, depending on the percentage of disability and the year filed. To qualify, the veteran must have an honorable separation from the service and be a resident of Nevada.
The widow or widower of a disabled veteran, who was eligible for this exemption at the time of his or her death, may also be eligible to receive this exemption.
This exemption can be applied to a veteran's vehicle tax or personal property tax. To determine the actual value of this benefit or to obtain further information, contact your local county assessor's office.
Visit the Nevada Office of Veterans Serviceswebsite for contact information and benefits assistance.
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Eligible veterans and their spouse may be buried at either the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley or the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. There is no charge for the plot or for opening and closing of the grave site of a veteran. A $450.00 fee is charged for the burial of a family member. Headstones are provided at no cost by the federal government. Military honors are provided by military units, however, a cemetery staff member can assist in making these arrangements Veterans and spouses can now be buried side by side at National Cemeteries. To determine if you are eligible, to make advanced reservations, or if you have any questions, please call either cemetery office at:
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery: (702) 486-5920
Post 40 Members
VETERANS ASSISTANCE We’re here for you
OPEN – Service Officer
In the interim we will be working with the DAV, Black Mountain Chapter 12. If you would like with VA related issues you may contact: Josh 702 224 6850/ Mike 702 523 9345.
Service officer representing Nevada:
NEVADA OFC OF VETERANS SVCS
5460 RENO CORPORATE DR #131
RENO, NV 89521
Phone: 775-688-1653 Fax: 775-688-1656
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