Children of any member of the armed services whose official
home of record and residence is within the State of Mississippi and who is officially reported as being either a prisoner
of war or missing in action can receive an eight-semester scholarship, without cost, exclusive of books, food, school supplies,
materials and dues or fees for extracurricular activities at any state supported college or university within the State. 37-108-1
The Adjutant General of Mississippi is authorized to pay the tuition for certain members
of the active Mississippi National Guard who are enrolled within the State of Mississippi in an accredited institution of
higher learning, vocational education school or junior college. 33-7-405 & 33-7-407.
Military personnel stationed in Mississippi are classified as state residents for the purposes of payment of tuition
at state colleges and universities. 37-103-17.
Hunting and Fishing License
Veterans who have a total service-connected
disability from the Veterans Administration are not required to purchase a hunting or fishing license, but must have on their
person proof of age, residency and disability status while engaged in hunting or fishing. 49-7-5.
The State Personnel Board grants each veteran
who is fully qualified preference over other applicants for initial or promotional appointments (5 points). Disabled veterans
are given additional preference (10 points). 25-9-303
In state layoffs, veterans
are granted preference and additional preference is given disabled veterans. 25-9-303.
Persons who are 65 or older, blind, deaf,
dumb, or with loss of hand or foot, or loss of use of the hand or foot or who can provide documentation that they are 50%
disabled to perform physical labor and whose annual gross income is $900.00 or less are exempt from payment of privilege tax
for specified businesses. 27-15-227.
Members of the State Public Employees Retirement System who served in the Armed
Forces of the United States or who served in Maritime Service (Merchant Marine) during periods of hostility in WWII shall
be entitled to up to four (4) years credit for active duty in the Armed Forces or in such Maritime Service, provided they
entered State Service after discharge from the Armed Forces or after completion of such Maritime Service. Credit may be extended
beyond four (4) years for those persons who can provide positive proof that they were retained in the Armed Forces or such
Maritime Service during WWII by causes beyond his control and without opportunity for discharge. 25-11-109.
Any person who is a member of any reserve
component of the Armed Forces of the United States who, in order to perform duties or receive training with the Armed Forces
of the United States or of the State of Mississippi leaves a position, other than a temporary position, in the employ of any
employer, and who shall give evidence of the satisfactory completion of such duty or training, and who is still qualified
to perform the duties of such position, shall be entitled to be restored to his previous or a similar position, in the same
status, pay, and seniority. Such period of absence for military duty or training shall be construed as an absence with leave
but may be without pay. 33-1-19
The owner of any passenger vehicle, pickup truck or noncommercial motor vehicle can purchase the patriotic
Honoring Veterans license plate which proudly displays the United States Flag. This license plate costs an additional $31.00
over regular license plate fees. $24.00 of that fee goes to support indigent veterans residing the State Veterans Nursing
Homes and the State Veterans Memorial Cemetery.