Nebraska Veterans' Aid Fund is a temporary emergency aid fund to assist veterans, their eligible widows, widowers, spouses, and dependent children if an unforeseen emergency occurs and are legal residents of this state on the date of application. Aid can only be used for food, fuel, shelter, wearing apparel, medical or surgical aid, and funeral expenses. Eligibility includes veterans who served on active duty of the Armed Forces of the United States, other than active duty for training, who were discharged or otherwise separated with a characterization of honorable or general (under honorable conditions) or died while in service or as a direct result of such service. Applications must be made through the County Service Officer or Post Service Officer of any recognized veterans' organization near the applicant's residence for submission to the Director of Veterans' Affairs.
Nebraska Veterans' Homes has four veterans homes located in Bellevue, Grand Island, Norfolk, and Scottsbluff. The homes provide domiciliary and nursing home care and subsistence to persons who served in the armed forces of the United States during a period of was as defined in Nebraska Revised Statute 80-401.01 and discharged or otherwise separated with a characterization of honorable or general (under honorable conditions); was a bona fide resident of the State of Nebraska for at least two years and has become disabled due to service, old age, or otherwise to the extent that it would prevent earning a livelihood. Admission may include the spouse, surviving spouse or parent as defined in Nebraska Revised Statute 80-316. Applications must be made through the County Service Officer for submission to the Director of Veterans' Affairs for approval of statutory eligibility requirements and referral to the Veterans' Home for medical eligibility and further processing. The Veterans' Homes are managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Waiver of Tuition / Veterans' Affairs through the The University of Nebraska, state colleges, and community colleges shall waive all tuition on behalf of an eligible dependent of a veteran. To be eligible the dependent must meet the following requirements: Is a resident of this state and meets the institution's requirements for establishing residency for purposes of paying instate tuition. Has a parent, stepparent or spouse who served in the armed forces of the U.S. and died of a service-connected disability; or died subsequent to discharge as a result of injury or illness sustained while a member of the armed forces; or is permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service; or while a member of the armed forces of the US is classified MIA or as a POW during armed hostilities. Applications are available on website.
DISCHARGE records of veterans who entered from and returned to Nebraska upon separation from military service, and who had requested that Nebraska receive a copy. Written requests must be notarized.
Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs
Main Phone: (402) 471-2458
Fax: (402) 742-1142
301 Centennial Mall South
Agency: Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs
Intake: Call for information; individuals should contact their county office for program application
Eligibility: Call for information
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm