State / Territory Benefits - Oklahoma

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Summary: Oklahoma offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including 100% Veteran Disability Tax Exemption, Financial Assistance Program, Employment Assistance, Veteran's Employment Preference, Tuition Aid Grant, Special Vehicle License Plates, as well as Hunting and Fishing Privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component and Veteran disability status.

State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

State Taxes:

State Tax Benefit: Effective July 1, 2010 through tax year 2014, an Oklahoma resident who is a member of any component of the Armed Services may exclude 100% of his/her taxable active duty military pay. This includes Reserve and National Guard pay.

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Retired Military Pay: Any individual may exclude the greater of 75% of their retirement benefits or $10,000, but not to exceed the amount included in the Federal Adjusted Gross Income.  The retirement benefits must be from any component of the Armed Forces of the U.S.

Military Disability Retired Pay: Retirees who entered the military before September 24, 1975, and members receiving disability retirements based on combat injuries or who could receive disability payments from the VA are covered by laws giving disability broad exemption from federal income tax. Most military retired pay based on service-related disabilities also is free from federal income tax, but there is no guarantee of total protection.

VA Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: Not subject to federal or state taxes.

Military SBP/ RCSBP/RSFPP: Generally subject to state taxes for those states with income tax. Check with state department of revenue office.

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100% Veteran Disability Tax Exemption: 100% tax exemption for sales tax, excise tax, and ad valorem tax (Latin term meaning "as to value"), including city and county sales tax, will be exempt.
Eligibility: Persons who have been certified as receiving compensation at the 100% rate where disability is permanent and where it is service connected as certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

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100% Motor Vehicle Tax Exemption: The exemption may be claimed on only one vehicle in a consecutive three year period by any single qualifying Veteran. The exemption applies to motor vehicles only. It does not apply to boats or motors. The exemption does not apply to surviving Spouses of qualified Veterans.
Eligibility:

  • The qualifying Veteran must be listed on the title as an owner of the vehicle. Additional owners may also be present.
  • The vehicle must have been purchased on or after 7/1/05.
  • A letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs must be presented certifying that the Veteran is receiving disability compensation at the 100% rate or the exemption card issued to document the sales tax exemption must be presented.

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100% Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption: There is a 100% property tax exemption for disabled Veterans. Property tax systems are based on market value of real, personal and public service properties. The exemption can be claimed beginning January 1, 2006. The exemption will be for the full fair cash value of the homestead. Complete OTC Form 998, application for100% Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption and take to the county assessor's office for the county in which the property is located.
Eligibility: The qualifying Veteran must be receiving disability compensation at the 100% rate. The exemption applies to the surviving Spouse of the Veteran if the surviving spouse has not remarried.

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Oklahoma Income Tax:  The first one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) received, as salary for service in the United States Armed Forces shall be deducted from taxable income. The Oklahoma Tax Commission may, according to the provisions set forth, grant an extension to any member of the United States Armed Forces when filing is impractical.

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Education Benefits:

College Credit for Service: Stars and Stripes reports that a new Oklahoma state law (Oklahoma Statutes Section 4100 of Title 59) will allow Oklahoma colleges, university and technology centers to provide academic credit to a military Veteran honorably discharged in the previous three years for any applicable education, training and experience received through military duty that pertains to his or her area of study. Under the new law college boards must have adopt policies for military academic credit by January 1, 2013 and courses must meet the standards of the American Council on Education or equivalent standards. The law took effect November 1, 2012. The new law (SB 1863) will also help the Spouses of active military find employment easier by requiring agencies, boards and commissions to develop procedures to expedite the licensure of military Spouse applicants.

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Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG): OTAG is a need-based grant program for Oklahoma residents who attend eligible colleges, universities and career technology centers in Oklahoma. Awards are approved for full-time or part-time undergraduate students. The maximum annual award is the lesser of 75 percent of enrollment costs or $1,000 for students attending public colleges, universities or career technology centers, and $1,300 for students attending eligible private colleges or universities. One-half of the award is disbursed in the fall semester, and one-half is disbursed in the spring semester. Funds are released to eligible students by campus officials after eligibility has been confirmed. This grant does not have to be repaid.
Eligibility: Oklahoma residents who have a high school diploma or GED certificate.

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Tuition Free Technology and Technical Education: This program waives the tuition at any state-supported technology career center school in the State of Oklahoma operating under the State Board of Career and Technology Education. The Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee shall be excluded from the provisions of this act.
Eligibility: Any Oklahoma Veteran, or dependent of any Oklahoma Veteran who was missing in action or a prisoner of war.

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National Guard Tuition Waiver: The Oklahoma National Guard Tuition Waiver is established as an incentive for qualified young men and women to join the Oklahoma National Guard and as a means to retain skilled, productive citizens within the state. A resident tuition waiver covers the cost of resident tuition for all courses for which resident tuition is charged. The student is responsible for all other fees: special course fees, student activity and facility fees, assessment fees and others. A student may receive a waiver for a maximum of 18 semester credit hours each semester, for up to six years from the date of first application.
Eligibility: A student who is a member of the Oklahoma National Guard shall be eligible for a full resident tuition waiver, provided the student:

  • Is a bona fide member of the Oklahoma National Guard at the beginning of the semester for which he/she is applying for a scholarship or by the scholarship application deadline determined by the institution.
  • Has been certified as a member in good standing by the Adjunct General.
  • Is an Oklahoma resident.
  • Does not currently hold a baccalaureate or graduate degree.
  • Meets all admission and retention requirements of the institution.

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Heroes Promise: House Bill 1343 became effective July 1, 2011 creating a special tuition scholarship for Children of Oklahoma military personnel that were killed in action after January 1, 2000. Heroes Promise will help pay the student's tuition at a public community college or university. It will also cover a portion of tuition at an accredited Oklahoma private college or university or for courses at public technology centers that are approved for credit toward an Associate in Applied Science degree at a public college. The scholarship is good for up to five years or until the student completes a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. The final amount of the scholarship will vary depending on where the student attends college, the tuition rates in effect at that time and whether he or she attends full time or less.
Eligibility:

  • The scholarship is available to Children of any person killed after January 1, 2000, in the line of duty in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or who died after January 1, 2000, as a result of an injury sustained while in the line of duty in any branch of the United States Armed Forces.
  • The person who was killed or died must have filed an individual or joint Oklahoma income tax return for the tax year prior to the year during which the person was killed or died.
  • The student must be an Oklahoma resident.
  • The student must enroll within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education prior to reaching the age of 21.

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Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children: It is the purpose of this compact to remove barriers to educational success imposed on Children of military Families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by:

  • Facilitating the timely enrollment of Children of military Families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer of educational records from the previous school district or variations in entrance or age requirements.
  • Facilitating the student placement process through which Children of military Families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing, grading, course content or assessment. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for enrollment, educational programs, and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic and social activities.
  • Facilitating the on-time graduation of Children of military Families.
  • Providing for the promulgation and enforcement of administrative rules implementing the provisions of this compact.
  • Providing for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among member states, schools and military Families under this compact.
  • Promoting coordination between this compact and other compacts affecting military Children.
  • Promoting flexibility and cooperation between the educational system, parents and the student in order to achieve educational success for the student.

Primary Point of Contact:
Dr. Pam Deering, Compact Commissioner
Address: 7217 S.E. 15 St, Midwest City, Ok 73117
Email: Pdeering@mid-del.net
Phone: 405-737-4461 ext.233

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Employment Benefits:

Employment Assistance: State employee receives 20 work days military leave per fiscal year.
Eligibility: State employee on orders for Inactive duty training, Annual Training or active duty.

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Veteran Public Employment Preference: Veterans, Spouses of Veterans certified as unemployable, or un-remarried surviving Spouses may receive preference in placement on the lists of eligible persons for competitive and noncompetitive appointment. In order for Veteran's preference to be awarded, it is necessary to complete this form and supply the documents listed below as "Required Proof". There are three levels of preference:
Eligibility: A Veteran who has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States and has been a resident of Oklahoma for at least 1 year prior to the date of the examination.
--5 point preference - 5 points may be added to the final score of any Veteran, the Spouse of a Veteran certified as unemployable due to a service connected disability certified by the Veteran's Administration or any agency of the Department of Defense within 6 months of date of application, or un-remarried surviving Spouse of a Veteran.
--10 point preference - 10 points may be added to the score of any Veteran who has submitted proof of having a service-connected disability.
--10 point preference plus placement at the top of the list - Veterans who are receiving benefits for a service-connected disability rated 30% or more are placed at the top of the register. Absolute Preference Veterans shall not be denied employment and passed over for others without showing cause. Disability letters must be dated within six months of the application date.

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Unemployment Compensation:

Unemployment Compensation: Oklahoma's Employment Security Commission administers the Unemployment Insurance (UI), providing temporary assistance to unemployed Oklahoma workers.

Unemployment insurance is a program of social insurance meant to ease the economic burden of unemployment by providing a temporary source of income for individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Unemployment is an insurance paid by your employer in the form of Unemployment Taxes.

You may apply as soon as you become unemployed. Your application cannot be made retroactive beyond the week in which it is filed.

To qualify you must be unemployed at the time of filing or working less than full-time and earning wages less than your weekly benefit amount. You must have a minimum of $1500 in covered wages in your base period and your total base period wages must be 1½ times your high quarter wages. If you are not a citizen, you must present evidence to establish you were lawfully admitted to the United States during the period of your employment. You can file a claim here.

To Contact the Unemployment Service Center

If you live:

   Call

Inside the OKC calling area

   405-525-1500

All others

1-800-555-1554

http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/realifelines/stateinfo.htm?state=OK

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DMV Related Benefits:

Registration/License Plates: A Veteran with at least a 50% service connected disability is entitled to a reduced rate on annual registration and/or a special DAV license plate. For further information, please visit your local tag agent office.

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Special Vehicle License Plates:

Killed in Action License Plates: Plates shall be designed to honor Oklahoma members of the United States Armed Forces who were killed in action. The Spouse of the deceased person, if the Spouse has not remarried, or if remarried, the remarriage is terminated by death, divorce, or annulment, may apply for a killed in action license plate upon presenting proper certification that the person was killed in action and that the person making the application is the qualifying Spouse of the deceased person. The fee is $14.00 plus $1.50 insurance filing and $3.00 mailing fee. Total of $18.50.

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Military Multi-Decoration License Plates: Plates shall be designed for any resident of Oklahoma who has been awarded the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross Award, the Bronze Star military decoration, the Silver Star military decoration or Ex POW. The fee is $23.00 and $21.50 for renewal for a personalized plate or $11.00 for original and $9.50 renewal for a pre-numbered plate.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars License Plates: Plates shall be designed to honor the Veterans of foreign wars and issued to any resident of this state who is a member of a Veterans of Foreign Wars organization in this state. Such persons may apply for Veterans of Foreign Wars license plates upon proof of membership in a Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. The license plate shall be designed in consultation with the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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World War II Veterans License Plate: Plates shall be designed and issued to any honorably discharged member of the U.S. Armed Forces who served in World War II. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Pearl Harbor Survivor License Plates: Plates shall be designed for any resident of this state who can be verified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the Armed Forces of the United States as being a member of the United States Armed Forces on December 7, 1941, stationed on December 7, 1941, during the hours of 7:55 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Hawaii time at Pearl Harbor, the island of Oahu, or offshore at a distance not to exceed three (3) miles, and a recipient of an honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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D-Day Survivor License Plate: Plates shall be designed and issued to any honorably discharged member of the U.S. Armed Forces who participated in D-Day. The fee is $ 11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Korean War Veteran License Plate: Plates shall be designed and issued to any honorably discharged member of the U.S. Armed Forces who served in the Korean War. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Vietnam Veteran License Plate: Plates shall be designed and issued to any honorably discharged member of the U.S. Armed Forces who served in the Vietnam conflict. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Desert Storm License Plates: Plates shall be designed and issued to any honorably discharged or present member of the United States Armed Forces who served in the Persian Gulf Crisis and the Desert Storm operation. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Global War on Terrorism Plate: Recipients of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal may purchase a Global War on Terrorism Plate by completing for 751H. The fee is $38.00 for original and replacement and $36.50 for renewal.

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Operation Enduring Freedom License Plates: Plates shall be designed and issued to any honorably discharged or present member of the United States Armed Forces who served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Operation Iraqi Freedom License Plates: Plates shall be designed and issued to any honorably discharged or present member of the United States Armed Forces who served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Combat Infantryman Badge License Plate: Original license plate applicants must attach certification showing they are eligible for the Combat Infantryman Badge License Plate with a DD214 or Certificate of Award. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Iwo Jima License Plate: Original license plate applicants must attach certification showing they are eligible for an Iwo Jima License Plate. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Joint Service Commendation Medal License Plate: Original license plate applicants must attach certification showing they are eligible for the Joint Service Commendation Medal License Plate (DD214, Certificate of Award, etc). The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Military Reserve Unit License Plates: Plates shall be designed and issued to any honorably discharged or present member of a reserve unit of the United States Armed Forces. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Disabled Veterans License Plates: Plates shall be designed for persons presenting proper certification from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the Armed Forces of the United States certifying such Veteran has a service-connected disability rating of fifty percent (50%) or more, regardless which agency pays the disability benefits. The fee is $6.50 if picked up or $9.50 if mailed.

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National Guard License Plates: Plates shall be designed for active or retired members of the Oklahoma National Guard. Retirees who are eligible for such plates shall provide proof of eligibility upon initial application, but shall not be required to provide proof of eligibility annually. The fee is $11.00 or $9.50 for renewal.

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Army Reserve License Plates: Plates shall be designed for active or retired members of the Army Reserves. Retirees who are eligible for such plates shall provide proof of eligibility upon initial application, but shall not be required to provide proof of eligibility annually. The fee is $11.00 or $9.50 for renewal.

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Ex-Prisoner of War License Plates: Plates shall be designed for honorably discharged or present members of the United States Armed Forces and civilians who were former prisoners of war held by a foreign country and who can provide proper certification of that status. Such persons may apply for a prisoner of war license plate for no more than two vehicles. The surviving Spouse of any deceased former prisoner of war is eligible, if the Spouse has not since remarried, or if remarried, the remarriage is terminated by death, divorce, or annulment, may apply for a prisoner of war license plate for one vehicle. The fee is $14.00 plus $1.50 insurance filing and $3.00 mailing fee. Total of $18.50.

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Missing In Action License Plates: Plates shall be designed to honor members of the United States Armed Forces who are missing in action. The Spouse of such missing person, if the Spouse has not since remarried, or if remarried, the remarriage is terminated by death, divorce, or annulment, and each parent of the missing person may apply for a missing in action license plate upon presenting proper certification that the person is missing in action and that the person making the application is the qualifying Spouse or the parent of the missing person. The qualifying Spouse and each parent of the missing person may each apply for the missing in action license plate. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Purple Heart Recipient License Plates: Plates shall be designed for any resident of this state presenting proper certification from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the Armed Forces of the United States certifying that such resident has been awarded the Purple Heart military decoration. The surviving Spouse of any deceased Veteran, who has been awarded the Purple Heart military decoration, if such Spouse has not since remarried, or if remarried, the remarriage has been terminated by death, divorce or annulment, may apply for such plate for one vehicle. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Gold Star Parent: Plates shall be designed to honor the Parents of Service members of the United States Armed Forces who were killed in action or an honorably discharged Veteran who died due to or as a consequence of a service-connected injury, illness or disease. A letter of confirmation from the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, OR deceased Veteran's DD Form 1300 (if the form does not reflect service person's death, a copy of the death certificate will need to be included) and birth certificate confirming applicant's relation OR Gold Star Parent membership identification card is required. Parents are limited to (2) plates per year and the fee is $14.00 plus $1.50 insurance filing and $3.00 mailing fee. Total of $18.50.

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Gold Star Spouse: Plates shall be designed to honor the Surviving Spouse of an honorably discharged Veteran who died due to or as a consequence of a service-connected injury, illness or disease. Such surviving Spouse may, if not since remarried, or if remarried, the remarriage is terminated by death, divorce or annulment, apply for a Surviving Spouse license plate for one vehicle. DD Form 1300, Report of Casualty OR Death Certificate, DD Form 214 and a statement Veteran's death was due to or a consequence of a service-connected disability. The fee is $14.00 plus $1.50 insurance filing and $3.00 mailing fee. Total of $18.50.

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Gold Star Survivor: Plates shall be designed to honor the Children of Service members of the United States Armed Forces who were killed in action or an honorably discharged Veteran who died due to or as a consequence of a service-connected injury, illness or disease. A letter of confirmation from the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, OR deceased Veteran's DD Form 1300 (if the form does not reflect service person's death, a copy of the death certificate will need to be included) and birth certificate confirming applicant's relation. The fee is $14.00 plus $1.50 insurance filing and $3.00 mailing fee. Total of $18.50.

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U.S. Army: Plates shall be designed for members of the United States Army. Persons applying for such license plate must show proof of service by presenting a valid Uniformed Services Identity Card or the United States Department of Defense Form (DD) 214. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Army Retired: Plates shall be designed for retired members of the United States Army, Persons applying for such license plate must show proof of service by presenting a valid Uniformed Services Identity Card or the United States Department of Defense Form (DD) 214. The fee is $11.00 and $9.50 for renewal.

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Medal of Honor Recipient License Plates: Plates shall be designed for any resident of this state who has been awarded the Medal of Honor. Such persons may apply for a Medal of Honor recipient license plate for each vehicle. There shall be no registration fee for the issuance of this plate.

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For a list of more military specialty license plates visit http://www.tax.ok.gov/sp1.html

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Health and Insurance Benefits:

Medical Benefits: Hospital and medical treatment provided for injury or disease through Worker's Compensation.
Eligibility: National Guard Service member on State active duty.

Worker's Compensation: Same as State employees.
Eligibility: National Guard Service member on State active duty.

Group Insurance: Oklahoma National Guard Association offers Guard members $5,000.00 up to $200,000.00 life insurance.
Eligibility: National Guard Service member.

Injury/Death Benefits: Paid by Worker's Compensation benefits.
Eligibility: Disease, injury or death occurs while serving on State Active Duty.

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Parks and Recreation Benefits

Free Admission to State Owned or State-Operated Parks or Museums: All honorably discharged Veterans who are currently Oklahoma residents shall be allowed free admission to all state-owned or state-operated parks and museums. A valid Oklahoma driver license or state photo identification card and military discharge papers (DD Form 214) or similar evidence of an honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces shall be required for free admission.

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Hunting and Fishing Privileges: Free hunting and fishing permit.
Eligibility: Veterans who are 60% or more service connected disabled and legal residents of Oklahoma.

Disability Lifetime Combination Hunting/Fishing License: Legal residents having proper certification from the USDVA or its successor certifying that the person is a disabled Vreteran may purchase a disability lifetime combination hunting/fishing license. The fees for the license are:    

  • $200.00 for veterans having a disability of LESS THAN 60%; and
  • $25.00 for veterans having a disability of 60% OR MORE. (The $25.00 license provides some additional tags not included in the free permit for veterans with a 60% or more certified disability.)

100% Disabled Exemptions: Veterans with proper certification from the USDVA or its successor, certifying that the person is a disabled Veteran in receipt of compensation at the 100% rate are exempt from the fees for:

  • Deer Gun Hunting License;
  • Deer Archery Hunting License;
  • Primitive Firearms License;
  • Bonus, Special, Or Second Deer Gun Hunting License

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Miscellaneous Benefits:

Oklahoma Financial Assistance Program: A program to provide financial aid to Veterans, their wives, Widows, and Children who are experiencing an emergency. Such must be due to an interruption or loss of job and income resulting from illness, injury or disaster such as loss of home due to fire, flood or storm. Unemployment not resulting from the above cannot be considered a reason for granting emergency funds. These funds are designed for one-time emergency aid and not as recurring source of income.

Financial Assistance funds are to be used only for the actual necessities of food, rent and utilities for Veterans and their dependents. The funds cannot be used for old debts, doctor or hospital bills, car payment, etc.
Eligibility: Financial aid grants are available to war Veterans discharged under honorable conditions, who meet the one year residency requirement and have ninety (90) days of actual wartime service, in the Armed Forces for the United States during the period of a time in which the United States participated in a war, campaign or battle, but excluding any person who served on active duty for training only, unless discharged from active duty for service connected disability (Proof of service is required) falling within these dates:

  • WWII from 12/7/41 to 12/31/46
  • Korean Conflict from 6/27/50 to1/31/55\
  • Vietnam Era from 8/5/64 to 5/7/75 (2/28/61 for Veterans who served " in country" before 8/5/64)
  • Persian Gulf War from 8/1/90 through future date to be set by law or presidential proclamation

Other than death cases, a recent medical statement showing the Veteran's inability to work is required for emergencies involving disasters such as fire, flood or storm damage to a home. A statement from the investigating agency concerning disaster claims. The Widow or minor Child's eligibility is based on the Veteran's wartime service and must meet the one (1) year residency requirement.

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"The Oklahoma Cross of Valor": Any person having the following qualifications is hereby authorized to apply for, receive, and display a certain badge or medal, to be known as "The Oklahoma Cross of Valor":

  • Was a resident of Oklahoma at the time of entering the military service of the United States;
  • The military service referred to in (1) above, was performed during either World War II, the Korean Conflict or the Republic of Vietnam Conflict, or during any period of time in which the United States participated in a war, campaign or battle;
  • Was made and officially listed as captive by the enemy during the service mentioned above; and
  • Was honorably discharged from the military service. 

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Oklahoma Veterans Homes: Oklahoma is among the top two states in the number of Veterans Centers providing intermediate to skilled nursing care and domiciliary care for its wartime Veterans. Professional personnel provide diversified health services for every facet of complete health care in the Veterans Centers. These health services include but are not limited to laboratory, x-ray, pharmaceutical, dietary, social, and recreational. The Veterans Centers operate much like private communities, situated on spacious, landscaped acreage. State Veterans Centers include:

Eligibility: Veteran must have served in the active Armed Forces of the United States during wartime and discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

  1. Wartime dates are:
    • WWII from 12/7/41 to 12/31/46
    • Korean Conflict from 6/27/50 to 1/31/55
    • Vietnam Era from 8/5/64 to 5/7/75 (2/28/61 for Veterans who served " in country" before 8/5/64)
    • Persian Gulf War from 08/02/90 through future date to be set by law or presidential proclamation.
  2. Veterans must have served at least ninety (90) days, except where discharged due to or as a result of a service connected disability, with one or more days being during a wartime period as prescribed in Item (1) above. (Oklahoma Statutes, Title 72.).
  3. A Veteran must be disabled by age, disease or other reason as determined through physical examination by an Oklahoma Veterans Center physician to be eligible for admission. For domiciliary, the Veteran must be ambulant, be able to dress, and perform necessary bathroom needs. For nursing care, the Veteran must be disabled or diseased to a degree that requires intermediate or skilled type nursing care.

Effective 06-01-2009 Veterans 70% or greater service connected will receive full cost of care at any Oklahoma Veterans Center.

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Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Facilities in Oklahoma:

Veterans Health Administration
VA Medical Center
Muskogee: Jack C. Montgomery VAMC, 1011 Honor Heights Dr, 918-577-3000
Oklahoma City: Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, 921 NE 13th St, 405-456-1000

Outpatient Clinic
Tulsa: Tulsa Behavioral Medicine Service, 10159 E 11th St, 918-610-2000

Community Based Outpatient Clinic
Ada: Ada CBOC, 301 N. Monte Vista, 580-436-2262
Altus: Altus CBOC, 201 South Park Ln, 580-482-9020
Ardmore: Ardmore CBOC, 1107 W. Walnut, 580-226-4580
Blackwell: Blackwell CBOC, 1009 W. Ferguson Ave, 580-363-0052
Enid: Enid CBOC, 915 E Garriott, Suite G, 580-242-5100
Ft Sill: Lawton/Ft Sill CBOC, 4303 Pittman and Thomas, Bldg 4303, 580-585-5600
Hartshorne: Hartshorne VA Outpatient Clinic, 1429 Pennsylvania Ave, 888-878-1598 / Fax: 918-297-2563
Jay: Jay CBOC, 1569 N Main St, 918-253-1900
Muskogee: Jack C. Montgomery East, 2414 E Shawnee Bypass, 918-577-3699
Oklahoma City: North May CBOC, 2915 Pine Ridge Rd, 405-752-6500
Stillwater: Stillwater CBOC, 320 N. Perkins Ave, 405-624-0334
Tulsa: Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic , 9322 East 41st St, 918-628-2500 / Fax: 918-628-2585
Vinita: Vinita Outpatient Clinic , 269 S 7th St, 918-713-5400 / Fax: 918-713-5490

Vet Center - 877-927-8387
Lawton: Lawton Vet Center, 1016 SW C Ave, Suite B, 580-585-5880 / Fax: 580-585-5890
Oklahoma City: Oklahoma City Vet Center, 1024 NW 47th St. Suite B, 405-456-5184 / Fax: 405-521-1794
Tulsa: Tulsa Vet Center, 14002 E. 21st St, Suite 200, 918-628-2760 / Fax: 918-439-7424

Veterans Benefits Administration
Regional Office
Muskogee: Muskogee Regional Office, 125 South Main St, 800-827-1000

Intake Site
Altus AFB: Altus Air Force Base, Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Manager
Enid: Vance Air Force Base, Airman & Family Readiness Support Center
Fort Sill: Fort Sill, VA BDD Office Bldg 4700, Suite 317, Mow-Way Rd
Fort Sill: Sheppard Air Force Base, Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Manager
Tinker AFB: Tinker Air Force Base, BDD Office/Tinker Clinic

National Cemetery Administration
National Cemetery
Elgin: Fort Sill National Cemetery, 2648 NE Jake Dunn Rd, 580-492-3200 / 580-492-3201 / Fax: 580-492-3208
Ft. Gibson: Fort Gibson National Cemetery, 1423 Cemetery Rd, 918-478-2334 / Fax: 918-478-2661

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Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs  
2311 N. Central
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 405-521-3684
Fax: 405-521-6533

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Military Installations in Oklahoma

Active Duty

Army

Fort Sill

McAlester Army Ammunition

Air Force

Altus AFB

Tinker AFB

Vance AFB

National Guard

Oklahoma Army National Guard

Oklahoma Air National Guard

137th Air Refueling Wing

138th Fighter Wing

 

Resources

http://www.tax.ok.gov/sp1.html

http://www.ok.gov/odva/

http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?State=OK&dnum=ALL

http://www.tax.ok.gov/faq/faqvetindex.html

http://www.oklegislature.gov/

http://www.retirementliving.com/taxes-new-york-wyoming#OKLAHOMA

http://www.ok.ngb.army.mil/

http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/license/information.htm

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

http://mic3.net/pages/contact/Map/oklahoma.aspx

Document Review Date: 22 July 2014