The VA continues its five-part series exploring all types of VA benefits offered to Veterans across the country. According to Martin Falls, chief deputy secretary for the North Carolina Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, “The most unique or newest North Carolina state benefit is Veteran spouse licensure. No later than 15 days following receipt of an application from a military spouse, an occupational licensing board or State agency licensing board shall either issue a license, certification, or registration or notify an applicant when the applicant’s training or experience does not satisfy the requirements for licensure, certification, or registration and specify the criteria or requirements that the board determined that the applicant failed to meet and the basis for that determination.”

For VA benefits, people can download and print the VA Welcome Kit at

Veterans can learn more about the North Carolina Veteran programs at