Housing Benefits

  • State Veterans Homes
  • Property Tax Relief (100%)

Education Benefits

  • Helping Heroes Grant for Veterans
  • Diplomas for World War or Korean War Veterans
  • Dependents of Certain Veterans, Tuition Fees
  • Combat Veterans Early Registration

Employment Benefits

  • Veterans Preference
  • Credit for Military Service in State Employment
  • Re-Employment Rights of Public Employees
  • Military Spouse Licenses and Certifications
  • Unemployment Benefits

Other State Benefits

  • State Veterans Cemeteries
  • Free License Plates (100%)
  • Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses (30%)
  • Motor Vehicle Privilege Tax Exemption (100%)
  • Special/Memorial License Plates
  • Purple Heart Free License Plate
  • No-Fee Registration of Discharges
  • Tennessee Fallen Hero Medal
  • Veterans ID
  • Discounted Rates at State Parks
  • Free Day at State Parks for Veterans


Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs

215 Eighth Avenue

North Nashville, TN 37243




Commissioner: Ms. Many-Bears Grinder

Phone: 615-741-4785

Email: Many-Bears.grinder@tn.gov

TC: Mr. Wendell Cheek (Deputy Commissioner)

Phone: 615-741-4790

Email: Wendell.cheek@tn.gov

National Guard TAA: Mike Goodrich

Phone: 615-313-3096

Email: charles.m.goodrich2.ctr@mail.mil