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Veterans' Guide to Retiring in Mississippi

By    |   Monday, 08 June 2015 10:30 AM

Retiring veterans have earned special privileges – and often have special needs. Amenities like convenient access to health care, affordable senior housing and living facilities, access to basic services and necessities, and multiple transportation options are some of the things that all senior citizens, not just veterans, require as they get older. Here is a guide to some of the resources available to retiring veterans in Mississippi:

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  1. Benefits for State Residents - 
Mississippi residents who are veterans have a variety of programs which can benefit them. Those of special interest to retirees include low-interest loans to buy or build houses, bed availability at four state veterans' nursing homes, tax exemptions for handicapped or disabled veterans, and special retirement benefits for state employees who are World War II veterans. There are also educational and unemployment assistance, documents and sportsmen's license preferences and exemption from the concealed-weapon carrying permit fee, according to military.com.
  2. Nonresident Benefits
 - The beds at the veterans nursing homes are available to veterans who are or have been Mississippi residents, but any vacancies left over are made available to nonresidents, according to military.com.
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  4. Armed Forces Retirement Home
 - The Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, recently rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina, is open to honorably discharged servicepersons age 60 or older with more than 20 years of active service, disabled veterans or who veterans served in a combat theater, or who served in a women's branch of the armed forces before June 12, 1948. To qualify, you have had to have spent more than half your service as an enlisted member or warrant officer. Full requirements are available at the retirement home's website.
  5. Veteran Medical Facilities - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has medical centers in Biloxi and Jackson, outpatient clinics in 10 cities, and Vet Centers in Biloxi and Jackson. Benefit offices are in Jackson and at Keesler Air Force Base. Biloxi. National cemeteries are in Biloxi, Corinth, and Natchez. A detailed list of facilities are at the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs website.
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