• Jun 23, 2021
  • 4:01 AM

Assistance & Resources


Even more resources and services available to veterans, their families, and/or dependents.

COVID Resources

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) has compiled the following list of COVID resources and updates. We stand together during this unprecedented time to support each other and to share information important to veterans and their families. While many are struggling during this time, the lists below contain mental health resource links , as well as employment, food assistance, housing and more. Please know this list is not exhaustive. Many of the resource links below also offer lists of resources. If you know of a great resource not listed, please send the information, including the link, to pio.ndvs@veterans.nv.gov.

Vaccine

VA

CDC

State of Nevada

Nevada Health Response

Nevada Health Response is a one-stop-shop resource from announcements to information on where to apply for SNAP benefits or where to take the children to get a meal and much more. See this page for updated COVID guidelines about gatherings, face coverings and social distancing, and this is the NV Health Response Community Resources page.

Housing information and resources can be found on the Nevada Health Response website, along with this Tenant Declaration Form (PDF).

NDVS Resources

  • NDVS Benefits & Services – you can always find veteran-specific benefits for education, employment, finance, health & wellness, housing, legal, transportation, and more!
  • Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) – request individualized support and assistance by contacting a NDVS VSO. We are here to help!
  • Please see information below about the two State Veterans Homes and two Veterans Memorial Cemeteries.

Food, Employment, Housing & Other Assistance

Food Assistance and Family/Child Resources

Housing

Employment

Other Assistance

Mental Health

Mental health resources and support are available during this pandemic from many local, state and federal agencies and organizations, including:

Nevada – Mental Health

Other Groups for Veterans

eBenefits

We serve Veterans, Service members, Wounded Warriors, their family members, and their authorized caregivers.

What We Offer You

  • A free Basic or Premium Account.
  • A secure environment where you can safely access your personal information and perform self-service tasks.
  • Applications (online and PDF) for disability compensation and various benefits.
  • Employment resources.
  • A personalized Dashboard that you can customize to suit your preferences and information needs.
  • Access to the National Resource Directory, which enables you to find links to resource based on subjects that interest you.

Levels of Access
To gain access to most eBenefits resources and services, you need an account. We offer the following two types of account, and both of them are free:

  • A Basic account that gives you limited access to various features.
  • A Premium account that gives you unlimited access.

To register for your free account, you need a DS Logon.

eBenefits History
In March 2007, the President's Commission on Care for Returning Wounded Warriors (Dole/Shalala) was established by Executive Order 13426. The Commission recommended the creation of a Web portal that would provide Service Members, Veterans, their families, and authorized caregivers with a single sign-on, central access point to clinical and benefits information. VA/DoD eBenefits is the result of the Commission's recommendation.

For more information, visit: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage.

Governor’s Flag Program for Deployed Troops

The Governor’s State Flag Program allows for family members, friends, and supporters to request from the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) a Nevada State Flag that has been authenticated to have been flown over the Nevada State Capitol to be shipped to a Nevada service member or unit deployed abroad. 

Please know that we are only able to fulfill requests for flags sent to deployed troops. We are not able to fulfill other requests based on the Executive Order (PDF) governing this program.

To submit a request, please use one of these options. Download and mail this Flag Program Form (PDF), or use this online Flag Program form.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more.

Military OneSource has policy and programmatic information, helpful resources, products, articles and tips on numerous topics related to military life. Confidential services are available 24 hours a day by telephone and online. In addition to the website support, Military OneSource offers confidential call center and online support for consultations on a number of issues such as spouse education and career opportunities, issues specific to families with a member with special needs, health coaching, financial support, and resources.

Military OneSource also offers confidential non-medical counseling services online, via telephone, or face to face. Eligible individuals may receive confidential non-medical counseling addressing issues requiring short-term attention, including everyday stressors, deployment and reintegration concerns, parenting, grief and loss, and marital problems as well as assistance with financial management, taxes, career services, health and wellness, and much more. This personalized support is available 24/7 no matter where you live or serve.

Visit Military OneSource for more information.

Nevada - Veterans Services Organizations Registry

See a list of Veterans Services Organizations Registry in Nevada to become more involved in the veterans community or find additional resources.

Regional Resources

The Nevada Independent (updated regularly) – Amid the economic uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, government agencies and other organizations are offering tangible assistance to those affected. The Nevada Independent is curating this list of resources so families can access food, unemployment benefits and services during business closures and office shutdowns.

Southern Nevada

Resources in the News

Northern Nevada

Carson City and Rural Counties

State of Nevada - Additional Resources

UPDATE! from DMV about Registration Renewals (Oct. 2020): Veteran-specific  Governmental Services Tax Exemption update

State Veterans Homes

For the most recent updates, please visit:

Nevada's Veteran Memorial Cemeteries

If you have lost a loved one during this time, please know, our hearts are with you. We will work with you to honor your loved one and keep everyone safe from exposure to the virus. Please visit these web pages to find the latest information:

Preparing for the Inevitable (PDF) by the Military and Friends Club, Sun City, Summerlin helps you get your affairs in order to reduce stress when one passes away. This helpful document was initially intended for southern Nevadans and omits the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, which is an option for Nevadans who live in the north. Additionally there is no cost for veteran's interment and a $450 fee (subject to change) for dependents at both veterans' cemeteries.

VA - Serving Nevada Veterans

Please prepare for a visit: everyone entering VA facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. Please contact your branch of the VA first before going to any of their locations. For some needs, veterans may be able to get care at home by phone or video.