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Veteran's Guide to Retiring in Idaho

By    |   Saturday, 30 May 2015 09:08 PM

United States military veterans looking to retire in Idaho will find that there are many benefits and services available to them throughout the Gem State. Currently, more than 138,000 veterans call Idaho home.

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The Idaho Division of Veterans Services has long lobbied for the protection and aid of veterans. Its mission statement boasts of its commitment to "providing superior advocacy, excellent assistance with benefits and education, high quality long-term care, and respectful interment services in a dignified resting place."

The Division offers wartime veterans in need of assistance a grant of up to $1,000 in cases of extreme emergency. They also waive campsite fees and vehicle entry fees for every state park. Two veterans' centers, located in Pocatello and Boise, offer counseling and outreach services to both veterans and their families free of charge. Those providing the counseling services are often combat veterans themselves.

There is one state veteran's cemetery, located in Boise. The cemetery coordinates military funeral honors, including the playing of "Taps," the folding of the flag and the presentation of the flag to the deceased's next of kin. At least two members of the U.S. military will be present as part of an Honor Guard for each veteran.

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Last summer, U.S. Senator for Idaho, Mike Crapo wrote an open letter to the state's veterans, asking them to share details of their experiences with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The survey asked respondents to share both positive and negative experiences of being treated at VA facilities. Ultimately the survey's goal is to improve the care and services being offered to veterans calling Idaho home.

In Idaho, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has 13 health administration centers, and outpatient clinics provide medical, surgical, prescription and rehabilitative services to veterans and their families. The VHA's special veterans programs include HIV and AIDS information services, Agent Orange health services, blind rehabilitation, and programs for cancer. In addition to the large medical center in Boise, there are outpatient clinics in Caldwell, Pocatello, and Lewiston. The VHA estimates it serves a veteran population of 70,000. There are also three skilled nursing facilities for veterans in the state, located in Boise, Pocatello, and Lewiston. All are Medicare and Medicaid certified, and all honorably discharged veterans and their spouses are welcome if they need skilled nursing care.

For more information visit the Idaho Division of Veterans Services in Boise or the organization's website.

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