Veterans and Military Laws in Virginia
Waiver of One Year Residency Requirement for In-State Tuition
- The one year residency requirement for in-state tuition is waived for those residing in the Commonwealth who are: active duty military, retired military personnel, veterans, or dependent spouse and children who voluntarily establish Virginia as their permanent residence (Code of Virginia - § 23-7.4).
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
- Agreement between states that removes barriers to educational success imposed on military families because of frequent moves and deployments of their parents
- Facilitates timely enrollment of military children K-12, ensuring they are not disadvantaged by the transfer of education records from previous school district
- Provides uniform data collection and sharing between member states, schools, and military families
- Facilitates the qualification and eligibility for enrollment, educational programs, and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic, and social activities.
- (Code of Virginia - § 22.1-360)
Military Spouse Unemployment Compensation
- if a military spouse voluntarily leaves his/her job to accompany spouse being transferred to another state (with a similar provision), that is for a good cause; he/she will receive unemployment compensation (Code of Virginia - § 60.2-528).
Licensing Transfer for Military Spouses
- The state has a licensing transfer in any business, profession, or occupation in the Commonwealth, if the licensing requirements in the previous state are pretty equal with those in Virginia (Code of Virginia - § 54.1-119).
To explore more military and veteran-related laws in Virginia, please visit http://lis.virginia.gov/.