State / Territory Benefits - Oregon

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Summary: Oregon offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including, State Employment Preferences, Education and Tuition Assistance, Vehicle Tags, Special Access Pass for Veterans with disabilities and Active Military on Leave, as well as Hunting and Fishing License privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component, and Veteran disability status.

State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

State Taxes:

State Tax Advantage: None

Retired Military Pay: Retired military personnel may be able to subtract some or all of their federal pension income. This includes benefits paid to the retiree or to the surviving spouse. For more information, contact the Oregon Department of Revenue.

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: VA benefits are not taxable because they generally are for disabilities and are not subject to federal or state taxes.

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

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Disabled War Veteran or Surviving Spouse Property Tax Exemption: Disabled war Veterans or surviving spouses of war Veterans may be entitled to exempt $18,448 or $22,138 of the homestead property's assessed value from property taxes. The exemption amount increases by 3 percent each year. The exemption is first applied to the home and then to taxable personal property.
Eligibility:
A disabled war Veteran, 40 percent or more disabled, or the non-remarried surviving spouse of a war Veteran who is officially certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the United States Armed Forces and owns and lives on their homestead property.

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Education Benefits:

Veteran Education Aid Program: Educational benefits for Oregon Veterans to pursue an approved course of study or professional training in or in connection with any accredited state or other public school or accredited private school or accredited college. Benefits are paid for as many months as the Veteran spent in active service, up to a maximum of 36 months. Eligible Veterans are entitled to receive up to $150 per month. Application for Oregon Veterans Educational Aid Form (1005-ME)
Eligibility:

  1. Active Duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for not less than 90 days; and
  2. Released from military service under honorable conditions; and
  3. Is a resident of Oregon when applying for State Educational Aid; and
  4. Is a citizen of the United States; and
  5. Served during the Korean War (June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955) or after June 30, 1958. Eligibility Form (1004-ME)

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Veterans' Dependent Tuition Waiver: This benefit is offered by the State of Oregon University System and local community colleges and provides a full tuition waiver (not fees) for a bachelor's or master's degree at an OUS institution for a child or spouse of a member of the United States Armed Forces who either died in active duty, became 100% disabled in connection with military service, or died as a result of a disability sustained in active duty. Contact the Oregon University System website for more information. Click here for application form and eligibility.

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VOYAGER Aid Program for Oregon National Guard and Reserve: Voyager is a financial aid benefit that is available to honor and support Oregon residents who served the nation as members of the National Guard or Reserves in an active duty capacity in a combat zone since September 11, 2001.

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High School Diploma: Under ORS 332.114, Veterans may request either the school district where they live now or the school district where they would have graduated from to issue a high school diploma. Diplomas can also be issued to a representative of a deceased Veteran.
Eligibility: A Veteran is eligible to receive a high school diploma if they meet the following criteria:

  • Attended a high school before serving in the Armed Forces
  • Served in the Armed Forces of the U.S. at any time during:
    • World War II;
    • Korean War;
    • Vietnam War; or
  • Served in the Armed Forces of the U.S. and was physically present in:
    • Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada);
    • Operation Just Cause (Panama);
    • Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (the Persian Gulf War);
    • Operation Restore Hope (Somalia);
    • Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan);
    • Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq); or
  • Served in the Armed Forces of the U.S. in an area designated as a combat zone by the President of the United States.
  • Discharged or released under honorable conditions.

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Employment Benefits:

Oregon Veterans Preference Points: All State of Oregon agencies apply Veteran Preference Points in accordance with ORS 408.230 and 408.235. Veterans seeking employment should use the State of Oregon jobs homepage located at www.oregonjobs.org. Federal job opportunities are listed on www.usajobs.gov. An Oregon Veteran must provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these additional preference points. Preference points are awarded to eligible Veterans with additional preference for disabled Veterans seeking employment with all state agencies and are awarded as follows:

  • A five (5) point preference for eligible Veterans.

Eligibility: Application is made any time after discharge under honorable conditions.

  • A ten (10) point preference for Service-Connected Disabled Veterans.

Eligibility: Application is made throughout the lifetime of the disabled Veteran.

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Oregon Veterans Reemployment Rights: Enforced by the United States Department of Labor, Uniformed Services Employment, and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). USERRA protects all members of the uniformed services from discrimination in employment regardless of whether their uniformed service was in the past, present or future.
Eligibility:
Any Service member - active duty, active duty for training, inactive duty training (such as drills), initial active duty training, and funeral honors duty performed by National Guard and Reserve Members, as well as the period for which a person is absent from a position of employment for the purpose of an examination to determine fitness to perform any such duty - who performed duty, voluntarily or involuntarily, recently separated Veterans and Veterans who served on active duty during wartime.

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Employment Assistance: State employees receive 15 calendar days of military leave each year.
Eligibility:
National Guard or Reserve Service member.

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Unemployment Compensation:

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

The minimum weekly benefit amount available is currently $126 a week. The maximum potential weekly benefit is currently $538 a week. Your weekly benefit amount is based on your recent work record for a 12-month period known as the base year.

The base year is four calendar quarters (January through March, April through June, July through September, and October through December). For Oregon claims, a Regular Base Year is the first four of the last five calendar quarters completed at the time you file your initial application. For example, if you file a new claim in May, your base year is all four quarters of the prior calendar year.

To qualify for a valid claim, your work and wages during the base period must meet one of the following two tests.

  1. Your total base period wages must be at least one and one half times the wages in the highest quarter in the base period and at least $1000 in wages earned in subject employment, or

  2. You must have worked 500 hours of subject employment.


Alternate Base Year: Effective July 1, 2009, if you do not have enough wages and hours to qualify using a regular base year, your claim may be set up using an Alternate Base Year. An Alternate Base Year uses wages and hours during the most recent four calendar quarters completed. If you worked in the 3 month period immediately following the base year shown on your wage and potential benefit report, and you have not already asked the Employment Department to review your claim under the provisions of an Alternate Base year, please contact your UI Center.

Receiving benefits requires actions on your part. Use the Online Claim System or call the nearest Unemployment Insurance Center to file your initial unemployment application. The initial application can only be backdated one week, so don't delay filing your initial application. If you wait two months to see if you can find other work, you will be not be able to claim back weeks. After your initial application is filed, you must use the Online Claim System or call the Weekly Claim Line to file a weekly claim for each week you wish to receive benefits.

  • Look for work every week. Keep track of where you look for work or the dates you check with your employer or union about work.

  • Keep track of any days that you are sick or away from the area where you live and work.

  • Keep track of any hours you work and the money you earn during each week.

  • If you are offered work, be able to tell us about the job offer: name of the company and person you spoke to, the work offered and details about the job, such as the duties, pay, hours etc.


You will receive benefits provided you meet the eligibility requirements for each week you claim after serving a Waiting Week.

To contact the Unemployment Insurance Call Center, please call a Portland, Bend, or Eugene local area code phone number (503-451-2400, 541-388-6207, or 541-686-7800), or toll free 1-877-File-4-UI (877-345-3484).
To file a new claim, please visit: www.workinginoregon.org/ocs

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

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Department of Motor Vehicles Benefits:

Permanent Vehicle Registration Fee for Disabled Veterans: One-time registration fee for motor vehicle registration for service-connected disabled Veterans in receipt of compensation. Disabled Veterans must provide proof that the qualifying disability is connected with service in the U.S. Armed Forces. This proof must be in the form of a letter from the US Department of Veterans' Affairs or any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. To request a letter, call VA at 1-800-827-1000. The letter must certify:

  • You are a Service member discharged or released under honorable conditions;

  • The service was for not less than 90 consecutive days (or the discharge or release was based on a service connected injury or illness prior to completion of the minimum period of service), and;

  • The disability is service related.

Submit the letter with the Application for Disabled Veteran License Plates to the DMV.

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Oregon Veteran Recognition License Plates: Veterans may purchase a license plate set displaying the word VETERAN for a $10 surcharge in addition to normal fees from a local Oregon Division of Motor Vehicles office.
Eligibility:
Those who can show proof of military service under honorable conditions (DD214 or DD215). For service related medals, DD214/215 must indicate the medal was awarded. You must also certify eligibility using the Application for Veteran Recognition Plates (Form 735-7307)

National Guard Plate: No additional fees other than regular plate fees.
Eligibility:
Active National Guard Service members. Certificate of eligibility, AGO Form 4309, required when submitting DMV application.

Disabled Veteran: Issued to disabled Veterans who have a service-connected disability. Does not, in itself, grant special parking privileges. The registration fee for Disabled Veteran Plates is $15 regardless of vehicle type. No additional fees other than regular plate fees or replacement plate fees. Only one set of plates may be issued per qualifying Veteran.
Eligibility:
A disabled Veteran whose disability results from causes connected with service in the Armed Forces of the United States and has been a member of and discharged or released under honorable conditions and whose service was for not less than 90 consecutive days or who was discharged or released on account of a service-connected injury or illness prior to the completion of the minimum period of service.

Ex-POW Plate Tag: Issued to persons qualifying as former Prisoners of War. Does not, in itself, grant special parking privileges. No additional fees other than regular plate fees or replacement plate fees (if applicable).
Eligibility:
Must have been a former Prisoner of War to be eligible for POW Tag. Proof of POW status must be provided before plates can be issued.

Purple Heart Tag: Intended to honor recipients of the Purple Heart Award that were wounded in action. $10.00 per two-year period registration period, $20.00 for four-year registration period (new vehicles). Fee goes to Department of Oregon Military Order of Purple Heart.
Eligibility:
Must be wounded-in-action to be eligible for Purple Heart plate. Proof of Purple Heart award must be provided before plates can be issued.

Gold Star Family: Intended to honor the Families of Veterans killed in the line of duty. $10.00 per two-year period, $20.00 for four-year registration period (new vehicles) with additional fee going to Vietnam Veterans of America, Oregon State Council.
Eligibility: Must be parent, spouse, or dependent of a person who was killed in action during an armed conflict while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.

Congressional Medal of Honor: Intended to honor Veterans who have been awarded the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor. Configurations available are MOH or CMH followed by next number in series.
Eligibility:
Available only to Veterans who have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Proof of eligibility is letter from US Deptartment of Veterans' Affairs certifying award of the medal.

Non-Commission Officers Association: $10.00 fee per two-year period, $20.00 for four-year registration period (new vehicles) with fees going to NCOA Oregon State Advisory Council Chapter 1300.
Eligibility: No restrictions.

Vietnam Veterans of America: Intended to honor Vietnam Veterans. $10.00 fee per two-year period with fees going to the Vietnam Veterans of America, Oregon State Council.
Eligibility: No restrictions.

Paralyzed Veterans of America: Intended to honor paralyzed Veterans. $10 for two-year registration period, $20 for four-year registration period (new vehicles).
Eligibility: No restrictions

U.S. Army Special Forces Airborne: Intended to honor Veterans who served in the U.S. Army Special Forces Airborne Division. $10 for two-year registration period, $20 for four-year registration period (new vehicles).
Eligibility: Must be an honorably discharged Veteran and Special Forces qualified. Must provide proof of eligibility and certify using the Group Plate Eligibility Certification (Form 735-6940).

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Health and Insurance Benefits:

Injury and Death Benefits: State worker's compensation
Eligibility: National Guard State Active Duty and state military employee.

Injury: Worker's Compensation
Eligibility:
National Guard State Active Duty and state military employee.

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Parks and Recreation Benefits:

Hunting and Fishing Privileges: A free lifetime Oregon hunting and angling license.
Eligibility
: Disabled Veterans with a service connected disability of 25% or more and be an Oregon resident for at least six months immediately prior to applying for this license. Veteran's Application

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Disabilities Permit for Hunting and Fishing: The free and permanent disabilities permit is not a license or a tag. Veterans must also obtain a Permanent Combination License.
Eligibility:
Available to disabled Veterans rated at 65% or more with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Application requires proof in the form of a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must state the Veteran's service-connected disability percentage.

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Special Access Pass for Veterans with Disabilities & Refunds for Active Military on Leave: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) offers free camping and day-use to US Veterans with a service-connected disability and active duty US military on leave.
Eligibility:
RV sites, tent campsites, and standard horse camp sites.

Veterans with a service-connected disability must:

  1. Obtain a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (100 SW Main Street, Floor 2, Portland OR 97204) stating you have a service-connected disability

  2. Fill out this application and send it to us (by mail, or in person). Or, call 1-800-551-6949 for a copy, or help.

Mail or bring the application and a copy of the letter from Veterans Affairs to:

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
ATTN: Veteran's Park Pass
2501 SW 1st Ave. Suite 100
Portland, OR 97201-4751

Active duty military on official leave will not be issued a Special Access Pass. You will need to pay for your stay up front. After your visit, send (see address below) in:

  • the camping receipt for the dates of your stay, and

  • a letter from your CO on official letterhead stating you were on leave for the dates you camped.

The refund request must arrive no later than 30 days after departure date of your stay. A refund of your fees will be sent within three weeks of our receipt of your request.

Please mail all applications or refund requests to:

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
ATTN: Veterans Pass Program
2501 SW 1st Ave. Suite 100
Portland, OR 97201-4751

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Miscellaneous Benefits:

Home Loans: The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ORVET) Home Loan Program is now a lifetime benefit (effective January 2, 2011) for eligible Veterans that provide low-interest home purchase and home improvement loans in accordance with Oregon's Constitution and other applicable laws. The maximum loan amount for Veterans is presently $417,000 (effective January 2, 2006). Interest rates generally run about one percent below market.
Eligibility:
To be eligible a Veteran must have served on active duty with the United States Armed Forces and meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Beginning on or before Jan. 31, 1955 served more than 90 days and was discharged or released under honorable conditions; or

  2. Beginning after Jan. 31, 1955 served more than 178 consecutive days and was discharged or released under honorable conditions; or

  3. Served 178 days or less and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions because of a service-connected disability; or

  4. Served 178 days or less and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions and has a disability rating from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or

  5. Served at least one day in a combat zone and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions.

Veterans are also eligible if they meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Received a combat, campaign or expeditionary ribbon or medal for service and was discharged or released under honorable conditions; or

  2. Is receiving a non-service connected pension from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans: VA provides grants to Service members and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home to accommodate a disability. Two grant programs exist: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant.

SAH grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities live independently in a barrier-free environment. SAH grants can be used in one of the following ways:

  • Construct a specially adapted home on land to be acquired

  • Build a home on land already owned if it is suitable for specially adapted housing

  • Remodel an existing home if it can be made suitable for specially adapted housing

  • Apply the grant against the unpaid principal mortgage balance of an adapted home already acquired without the assistance of a VA grant

  • View and share VA's SHA infographic to help spread the word

SHA grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities adapt or purchase a home to accommodate the disability. You can use SHA grants in one of the following ways:

  • Adapt an existing home the Veteran or a Family member already owns in which the Veteran lives

  • Adapt a home the Veteran or Family member intends to purchase in which the Veteran will live

  • Help a Veteran purchase a home already adapted in which the Veteran will live

The SAH and SHA benefit amount is set by law, but may be adjusted upward annually based on a cost-of-construction index. The maximum dollar amount allowable for SAH grants in fiscal year 2013 is $64,960. The maximum dollar amount allowable for SHA grant in fiscal year 2013 is $12,992. No individual may use the grant benefit more than three times up to the maximum dollar amount allowable.
Eligibility: Service members or Veterans with a permanent and total service-connected disability may be entitled to a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant or a Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant.

To apply for a grant, fill out and submit VA Form 26-4555. The Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant. You can access this form by:

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ODVA Claims and Counseling: The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) continues to help our state's Veterans and their Families to improve the quality of their lives. From helping Veterans to file claims for education, medical or other benefits to assisting them in obtaining earned medals and military awards, ODVA is here to serve you. The wide array of available programs and services are provided by a grateful nation and state.

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Veterans' Emergency Financial Assistance Program (OVEFAP): This program is for Oregon Veterans and their immediate Family (spouse, un-remarried surviving spouse, child, or stepchild) who are in need of emergency financial assistance. OVEFAP Application Form

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Oregon Conservatorship Program: Estate and financial management program for certain Veterans, dependents, and survivors. Managing the financial affairs of these protected persons, helps meet their current and future needs. Most of the clients have disabilities such as schizophrenia, head injury, and Alzheimer's disease that can negatively affect judgment and reasoning abilities. They are also easy targets for unscrupulous people who take advantage of them financially.

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Oregon's Veteran's Home: Known as "The place where honor lives." the Oregon Veterans' Home is a skilled nursing care facility for Oregon Veterans, their spouses or surviving spouses, and parents all of whose children died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The 151-bed long term-care facility provides skilled nursing, Alzheimer's and other dementia care, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care. The Oregon Veterans' Home information number is 1-800-846-8460 / 541-296-7190.
Eligibility:
To be admitted to the home, the applicant must be:

  • A Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA), discharged under honorable conditions or

  • The spouse, or surviving spouse as defined by the USDVA or

  • Parents who have lost a child to war-time service

  • Admittance is not limited to Oregon residents

An applicant must also:

  • Be able to pay the resident's portion of the cost of care

  • Be in need of skilled or intermediate nursing home care

  • Not require medical care for which the Home is not equipped or staffed to provide

  • Not have violent traits that may prove dangerous to the Veteran, residents of the Home, staff or others. However, this should not be interpreted as to prevent the admission of residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. The facility is equipped and prepared to provide care for common symptoms of these ailments and provide assistance in physician recommended therapies.

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Burial and End of Life: Veterans with a discharge other than dishonorable, their spouses, and dependent children can be buried in a national cemetery.

Veteran Burial Benefits: Burial benefits include a gravesite in national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag and a Presidential Memorial Certificate at no cost to the Family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Contact 1-800-452-7500 for additional questions.

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Wounded Warrior Benefits:

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.

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Disabled War Veteran or Surviving Spouse Property Tax Exemption: Disabled war Veterans or surviving spouses of war Veterans may be entitled to exempt $18,448 or $22,138 of the homestead property's assessed value from property taxes. The exemption amount increases by 3 percent each year. The exemption is first applied to the home and then to taxable personal property.
Eligibility:
A disabled war Veteran, 40 percent or more disabled, or the non-remarried surviving spouse of a war Veteran who is officially certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the United States Armed Forces and owns and lives on their homestead property.

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Veterans' Dependent Tuition Waiver: This benefit is offered by the State of Oregon University System and local community colleges and provides a full tuition waiver (not fees) for a bachelor's or master's degree at an OUS institution for a child or spouse of a member of the United States Armed Forces who either died in active duty, became 100% disabled in connection with military service, or died as a result of a disability sustained in active duty. Contact the Oregon University System website for more information. Click here for application form and eligibility.

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Oregon Veterans Preference Points: All State of Oregon agencies apply Veteran Preference Points in accordance with ORS 408.230 and 408.235. Veterans seeking employment should use the State of Oregon jobs homepage located at www.oregonjobs.org. Federal job opportunities are listed on www.usajobs.gov. An Oregon Veteran must provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these additional preference points. Preference points are awarded to eligible Veterans with additional preference for disabled Veterans seeking employment with all state agencies and are awarded as follows:

  • A five (5) point preference for eligible Veterans.

Eligibility: Application is made any time after discharge under honorable conditions.

  • A ten (10) point preference for Service-Connected Disabled Veterans.

Eligibility: Application is made throughout the lifetime of the disabled Veteran.

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Permanent Vehicle Registration Fee for Disabled Veterans: One-time registration fee for motor vehicle registration for service-connected disabled Veterans in receipt of compensation. Disabled Veterans must provide proof that the qualifying disability is connected with service in the U.S. Armed Forces. This proof must be in the form of a letter from the US Department of Veterans' Affairs or any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. To request a letter, call VA at 1-800-827-1000. The letter must certify:

  • You are a Service member discharged or released under honorable conditions;

  • The service was for not less than 90 consecutive days (or the discharge or release was based on a service connected injury or illness prior to completion of the minimum period of service), and;

  • The disability is service related.

Submit the letter with the Application for Disabled Veteran License Plates to the DMV.

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Disabled Veteran: Issued to disabled Veterans who have a service-connected disability. Does not, in itself, grant special parking privileges. The registration fee for Disabled Veteran Plates is $15 regardless of vehicle type. No additional fees other than regular plate fees or replacement plate fees.
Eligibility:
A disabled Veteran whose disability results from causes connected with service in the Armed Forces of the United States and has been a member of and discharged or released under honorable conditions and whose service was for not less than 90 consecutive days or who was discharged or released on account of a service-connected injury or illness prior to the completion of the minimum period of service.

Purple Heart Tag: Intended to honor recipients of the Purple Heart Award that were wounded in action. $10.00 per two-year period registration period, $20.00 for four-year registration period (new vehicles). Fee goes to Department of Oregon Military Order of Purple Heart.
Eligibility:
Must be wounded-in-action to be eligible for Purple Heart plate. Proof of Purple Heart award must be provided before plates can be issued.

Paralyzed Veterans of America: Intended to honor paralyzed Veterans. $10 for two-year registration period, $20 for four-year registration period (new vehicles).
Eligibility: No restrictions

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Hunting and Fishing Privileges: A free lifetime Oregon hunting and angling license.
Eligibility
: Disabled Veterans with a service connected disability of 25% or more and be an Oregon resident for at least six months immediately prior to applying for this license. Veteran's Application

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Disabilities Permit for Hunting and Fishing: The free and permanent disabilities permit is not a license or a tag. Veterans must also obtain a Permanent Combination License.
Eligibility:
Available to disabled Veterans rated at 65% or more with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Application requires proof in the form of a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must state the Veteran's service-connected disability percentage.

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Special Access Pass for Veterans with Disabilities & Refunds for Active Military on Leave: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) offers free camping and day-use to US Veterans with a service-connected disability and active duty US military on leave.
Eligibility:
The Special Access Pass applies to US military Veterans with service related disabilities visiting the 26 parks that charge a day-use fee or staying at RV sites, tent campsites, and standard horse camp sites.

Veterans with a service-connected disability must:

  1. Obtain a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (100 SW Main Street, Floor 2, Portland OR 97204) stating you have a service-connected disability

  2. Fill out this application and send it to us (by mail, or in person). Or, call 1-800-551-6949 for a copy, or help.

Mail or bring the application and a copy of the letter from Veterans Affairs to:

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
ATTN: Veteran's Park Pass
2501 SW 1st Ave. Suite 100
Portland, OR 97201-4751

Active duty military on official leave will not be issued a Special Access Pass. You will need to pay for your stay up front. After your visit, send (see address below) in:

  • the camping receipt for the dates of your stay, and

  • letter from your CO on official letterhead stating you were on leave for the dates you camped.

The refund request must arrive no later than 30 days after departure date of your stay. A refund of your fees will be sent within three weeks of our receipt of your request.

Please mail all applications or refund requests to:

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
ATTN: Veterans Pass Program
2501 SW 1st Ave. Suite 100
Portland, OR 97201-4751

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Home Loans: The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs Home Loan Program is now a lifetime benefit (effective Jan. 2, 2011) for eligible Veterans that provide low-interest home purchase and home improvement loans in accordance with Oregon's Constitution and other applicable laws. The maximum loan amount for Veterans is presently $417,000 (effective January 2, 2006). Interest rates generally run about one percent below market.
Eligibility:
To be eligible a Veteran must have served on active duty with the United States Armed Forces and meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Beginning on or before Jan. 31, 1955 served more than 90 days and was discharged or released under honorable conditions; or

  2. Beginning after Jan. 31, 1955 served more than 178 consecutive days and was discharged or released under honorable conditions; or

  3. Served 178 days or less and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions because of a service-connected disability; or

  4. Served 178 days or less and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions and has a disability rating from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or

  5. Served at least one day in a combat zone and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions.

Veterans are also eligible if they meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Received a combat, campaign or expeditionary ribbon or medal for service and was discharged or released under honorable conditions; or

  2. Is receiving a non-service connected pension from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans: VA provides grants to Service members and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home to accommodate a disability. Two grant programs exist: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant.

SAH grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities live independently in a barrier-free environment. SAH grants can be used in one of the following ways:

  • Construct a specially adapted home on land to be acquired

  • Build a home on land already owned if it is suitable for specially adapted housing

  • Remodel an existing home if it can be made suitable for specially adapted housing

  • Apply the grant against the unpaid principal mortgage balance of an adapted home already acquired without the assistance of a VA grant

  • View and share VA's SHA infographic to help spread the word

SHA grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities adapt or purchase a home to accommodate the disability. You can use SHA grants in one of the following ways:

  • Adapt an existing home the Veteran or a Family member already owns in which the Veteran lives

  • Adapt a home the Veteran or Family member intends to purchase in which the Veteran will live

  • Help a Veteran purchase a home already adapted in which the Veteran will live

The SAH and SHA benefit amount is set by law, but may be adjusted upward annually based on a cost-of-construction index. The maximum dollar amount allowable for SAH grants in fiscal year 2013 is $64,960. The maximum dollar amount allowable for SHA grant in fiscal year 2013 is $12,992. No individual may use the grant benefit more than three times up to the maximum dollar amount allowable.
Eligibility: Service members or Veterans with a permanent and total service-connected disability may be entitled to a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant or a Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant.

To apply for a grant, fill out and submit VA Form 26-4555. The Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant. You can access this form by:

  • Applying online via www.ebenefits.va.gov

  • Downloading VA Form 26-4555, Application in Acquiring Specially Adapted Housing or Special Home Adaptation Grant and mailing it to your nearest Regional Loan Center.

  • Calling VA toll free at 1-800-827-1000 to have a claim form mailed to you

  • Visiting the nearest VA regional office. Find the office nearest you by visiting VA Regional Office Locations or calling VA toll-free at 1-800-827-1000

    • A Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA), discharged under honorable conditions or

    • The spouse, or surviving spouse as defined by the USDVA or

    • Parents who have lost a child to war-time service

    • Admittance is not limited to Oregon residents

    An applicant must also:

    • Be able to pay the resident's portion of the cost of care

    • Be in need of skilled or intermediate nursing home care

    • Not require medical care for which the Home is not equipped or staffed to provide

    • Not have violent traits that may prove dangerous to the Veteran, residents of the Home, staff or others. However, this should not be interpreted as to prevent the admission of residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. The facility is equipped and prepared to provide care for common symptoms of these ailments and provide assistance in physician recommended therapies.

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    Survivor Benefits:

    VA Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: VA benefits are not taxable because they generally are for disabilities and are not subject to federal or state taxes.

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

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    Disabled War Veteran or Surviving Spouse Property Tax Exemption: Disabled war Veterans or surviving spouses of war Veterans may be entitled to exempt $18,448 or $22,138 of the homestead property's assessed value from property taxes. The exemption amount increases by 3 percent each year. The exemption is first applied to the home and then to taxable personal property.
    Eligibility:
    A disabled war Veteran, 40 percent or more disabled, or the non-remarried surviving spouse of a war Veteran who is officially certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the United States Armed Forces and owns and lives on their homestead property.

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    Veterans' Dependent Tuition Waiver: This benefit is offered by the State of Oregon University System and local community colleges and provides a full tuition waiver (not fees) for a bachelor's or master's degree at an OUS institution for a child or spouse of a member of the United States Armed Forces who either died in active duty, became 100% disabled in connection with military service, or died as a result of a disability sustained in active duty. Contact the Oregon University System website for more information.

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    Veterans' Dependent Tuition Waiver: This benefit is offered by the State of Oregon University System and local community colleges and provides a full tuition waiver (not fees) for a bachelor's or master's degree at an OUS institution for a child or spouse of a member of the United States Armed Forces who either died in active duty, became 100% disabled in connection with military service, or died as a result of a disability sustained in active duty. Contact the Oregon University System website for more information. Click here for application form and eligibility.

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    Gold Star Family: Intended to honor the Families of Veterans killed in the line of duty. $10.00 per two-year period, $20.00 for four-year registration period (new vehicles) with additional fee going to Vietnam Veterans of America, Oregon State Council.
    Eligibility:
    Must be parent, spouse, or dependent of a person who was killed in action during an armed conflict while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.

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    Veterans' Emergency Financial Assistance Program (OVEFAP): This program is for Oregon Veterans and their immediate Family (spouse, un-remarried surviving spouse, child, or stepchild) who are in need of emergency financial assistance. OVEFAP Application Form

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    Oregon Conservatorship Program: Estate and financial management program for certain Veterans, dependents, and survivors. Managing the financial affairs of these protected persons, helps meet their current and future needs. Most of the clients have disabilities such as schizophrenia, head injury, and Alzheimer's disease that can negatively affect judgment and reasoning abilities. They are also easy targets for unscrupulous people who take advantage of them financially.

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    Oregon's Veteran's Home: Known as "The place where honor lives." the Oregon Veterans' Home is a skilled nursing care facility for Oregon Veterans, their spouses or surviving spouses, and parents all of whose children died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The 151-bed long term-care facility provides skilled nursing, Alzheimer's and other dementia care, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care. The Oregon Veterans' Home information number is 1-800-846-8460 / 541-296-7190.
    Eligibility:
    To be admitted to the home, the applicant must be:

    • A Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA), discharged under honorable conditions or

    • The spouse, or surviving spouse as defined by the USDVA or

    • Parents who have lost a child to war-time service

    • Admittance is not limited to Oregon residents

    An applicant must also:

    • Be able to pay the resident's portion of the cost of care

    • Be in need of skilled or intermediate nursing home care

    • Not require medical care for which the Home is not equipped or staffed to provide

    • Not have violent traits that may prove dangerous to the Veteran, residents of the Home, staff or others. However, this should not be interpreted as to prevent the admission of residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. The facility is equipped and prepared to provide care for common symptoms of these ailments and provide assistance in physician recommended therapies.

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    Burial benefits spouses and dependents: Benefits are available for spouses and dependents buried in a national cemetery include burial with the Veteran, perpetual care, and the spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death will be inscribed on the Veteran's headstone, at no cost to the Family.
    Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried, even if they predecease the Veteran.

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    Army National Guard Benefits:

    Retired Military Pay: Retired military personnel may be able to subtract some or all of their federal pension income. This includes benefits paid to the retiree or to the surviving spouse. For more information, contact the Oregon Department of Revenue.

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    VOYAGER Aid Program for Oregon National Guard and Reserve: Voyager is a financial aid benefit that is available to honor and support Oregon residents who served the nation as members of the National Guard or Reserves in an active duty capacity in a combat zone since September 11, 2001.

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    Oregon Veterans Preference Points: All State of Oregon agencies apply Veteran Preference Points in accordance with ORS 408.230 and 408.235. Veterans seeking employment should use the State of Oregon jobs homepage located at www.oregonjobs.org. Federal job opportunities are listed on www.usajobs.gov. An Oregon Veteran must provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these additional preference points. Preference points are awarded to eligible Veterans with additional preference for disabled Veterans seeking employment with all state agencies and are awarded as follows:

    • A five (5) point preference for eligible Veterans.

    Eligibility: Application is made any time after discharge under honorable conditions.

    • A ten (10) point preference for Service-Connected Disabled Veterans.

    Eligibility: Application is made throughout the lifetime of the disabled Veteran.

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    Oregon Veterans Reemployment Rights: Enforced by the United States Department of Labor, Uniformed Services Employment, and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). USERRA protects all members of the uniformed services from discrimination in employment regardless of whether their uniformed service was in the past, present or future.
    Eligibility:
    Any Service member - active duty, active duty for training, inactive duty training (such as drills), initial active duty training, and funeral honors duty performed by National Guard and Reserve Members, as well as the period for which a person is absent from a position of employment for the purpose of an examination to determine fitness to perform any such duty - who performed duty, voluntarily or involuntarily, recently separated Veterans and Veterans who served on active duty during wartime.

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    Employment Assistance: State employees receive 15 calendar days of military leave each year.
    Eligibility:
    National Guard or Reserve Service member.

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    Veteran Designation on Oregon Driver Licenses: The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now offers a "VETERAN" designation that can be voluntarily placed on driver licenses. In order to receive the designation on a driver's license, Veterans must provide proof of military service by providing a copy of their DD-214 to the DMV.

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    National Guard Plate: No additional fees other than regular plate fees.
    Eligibility:
    National Guard Service member, Certificate of eligibility and AGO Form 4309, required when submitting DMV application.

    Oregon Veteran Recognition License Plates: Veterans may purchase a license plate set displaying the word VETERAN for a $10 surcharge in addition to normal fees from a local Oregon Division of Motor Vehicles office.
    Eligibility:
    Those who can show proof of military service under honorable conditions (DD214 or DD215). For service related medals, DD214/215 must indicate the medal was awarded. You must also certify eligibility using the Application for Veteran Recognition Plates (Form 735-7307)

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    Injury and Death Benefits: State worker's compensation
    Eligibility: National Guard State Active Duty and state military employee.

    Injury: Worker's Compensation
    Eligibility:
    National Guard State Active Duty and state military employee.

    ODVA Claims and Counseling: The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) continues to help our state's Veterans and their Families to improve the quality of their lives. From helping Veterans to file claims for education, medical or other benefits to assisting them in obtaining earned medals and military awards, ODVA is here to serve you. The wide array of available programs and services are provided by a grateful nation and state.

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    Veterans' Emergency Financial Assistance Program (OVEFAP): This program is for Oregon Veterans and their immediate Family (spouse, un-remarried surviving spouse, child, or stepchild) who are in need of emergency financial assistance. OVEFAP Application Form

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    Oregon's Veteran's Home: Known as "The place where honor lives." the Oregon Veterans' Home is a skilled nursing care facility for Oregon Veterans, their spouses or surviving spouses, and parents all of whose children died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The 151-bed long term-care facility provides skilled nursing, Alzheimer's and other dementia care, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care. The Oregon Veterans' Home information number is 1-800-846-8460 / 541-296-7190.
    Eligibility:
    To be admitted to the home, the applicant must be:

    • A Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA), discharged under honorable conditions or

    • The spouse, or surviving spouse as defined by the USDVA or

    • Parents who have lost a child to war-time service

    • Admittance is not limited to Oregon residents

    An applicant must also:

    • Be able to pay the resident's portion of the cost of care

    • Be in need of skilled or intermediate nursing home care

    • Not require medical care for which the Home is not equipped or staffed to provide

    • Not have violent traits that may prove dangerous to the Veteran, residents of the Home, staff or others. However, this should not be interpreted as to prevent the admission of residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. The facility is equipped and prepared to provide care for common symptoms of these ailments and provide assistance in physician recommended therapies.

    Learn more

    Burial and End of Life: Veterans with a discharge other than dishonorable, their spouses, and dependent children can be buried in a national cemetery.

    Veteran Burial Benefits: Burial benefits include a gravesite in national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag and a Presidential Memorial Certificate at no cost to the Family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Contact 1-800-452-7500 for additional questions.

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    US Army Reserve Benefits:

    Retired Military Pay: Retired military personnel may be able to subtract some or all of their federal pension income. This includes benefits paid to the retiree or to the surviving spouse. For more information, contact the Oregon Department of Revenue.

    Learn more

    VOYAGER Aid Program for Oregon National Guard and Reserve: Voyager is a financial aid benefit that is available to honor and support Oregon residents who served the nation as members of the National Guard or Reserves in an active duty capacity in a combat zone since September 11, 2001.

    Learn more

    Oregon Veterans Preference Points: All State of Oregon agencies apply Veteran Preference Points in accordance with ORS 408.230 and 408.235. Veterans seeking employment should use the State of Oregon jobs homepage located at www.oregonjobs.org. Federal job opportunities are listed on www.usajobs.gov. An Oregon Veteran must provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these additional preference points. Preference points are awarded to eligible Veterans with additional preference for disabled Veterans seeking employment with all state agencies and are awarded as follows:

    • A five (5) point preference for eligible Veterans.

    Eligibility: Application is made any time after discharge under honorable conditions.

    • A ten (10) point preference for Service-Connected Disabled Veterans.

    Eligibility: Application is made throughout the lifetime of the disabled Veteran.

    Learn more

    Oregon Veterans Reemployment Rights: Enforced by the United States Department of Labor, Uniformed Services Employment, and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). USERRA protects all members of the uniformed services from discrimination in employment regardless of whether their uniformed service was in the past, present or future.
    Eligibility:
    Any Service member - active duty, active duty for training, inactive duty training (such as drills), initial active duty training, and funeral honors duty performed by National Guard and Reserve Members, as well as the period for which a person is absent from a position of employment for the purpose of an examination to determine fitness to perform any such duty - who performed duty, voluntarily or involuntarily, recently separated Veterans and Veterans who served on active duty during wartime.

    Learn more

    Employment Assistance: State employees receive 15 calendar days of military leave each year.
    Eligibility:
    National Guard or Reserve Service member.

    Learn more

    Veteran Designation on Oregon Driver Licenses: The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now offers a "VETERAN" designation that can be voluntarily placed on driver licenses. In order to receive the designation on a driver's license, Veterans must provide proof of military service by providing a copy of their DD-214 to the DMV.

    Learn more

    Oregon Veteran Recognition License Plates: Veterans may purchase a license plate set displaying the word VETERAN for a $10 surcharge in addition to normal fees from a local Oregon Division of Motor Vehicles office.
    Eligibility:
    Those who can show proof of military service under honorable conditions (DD214 or DD215). For service related medals, DD214/215 must indicate the medal was awarded. You must also certify eligibility using the Application for Veteran Recognition Plates (Form 735-7307)

    Learn more

    ODVA Claims and Counseling: The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) continues to help our state's Veterans and their Families to improve the quality of their lives. From helping Veterans to file claims for education, medical or other benefits to assisting them in obtaining earned medals and military awards, ODVA is here to serve you. The wide array of available programs and services are provided by a grateful nation and state.

    Learn more

    Veterans' Emergency Financial Assistance Program (OVEFAP): This program is for Oregon Veterans and their immediate Family (spouse, un-remarried surviving spouse, child, or stepchild) who are in need of emergency financial assistance. OVEFAP Application Form

    Learn more

    Oregon's Veteran's Home: Known as "The place where honor lives." the Oregon Veterans' Home is a skilled nursing care facility for Oregon Veterans, their spouses or surviving spouses, and parents all of whose children died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The 151-bed long term-care facility provides skilled nursing, Alzheimer's and other dementia care, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care. The Oregon Veterans' Home information number is 1-800-846-8460 / 541-296-7190.
    Eligibility
    : To be admitted to the home, the applicant must be:

    • A Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA), discharged under honorable conditions or

    • The spouse, or surviving spouse as defined by the USDVA or

    • Parents who have lost a child to war-time service

    • Admittance is not limited to Oregon residents

    An applicant must also:

    • Be able to pay the resident's portion of the cost of care

    • Be in need of skilled or intermediate nursing home care

    • Not require medical care for which the Home is not equipped or staffed to provide

    • Not have violent traits that may prove dangerous to the Veteran, residents of the Home, staff or others. However, this should not be interpreted as to prevent the admission of residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. The facility is equipped and prepared to provide care for common symptoms of these ailments and provide assistance in physician recommended therapies.

    A Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) discharged under honorable conditions or the spouse, or surviving spouse as defined by the USDVA, or a parent, all of whose children died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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    Burial and End of Life: Veterans with a discharge other than dishonorable, their spouses, and dependent children can be buried in a national cemetery.

    Veteran Burial Benefits: Burial benefits include a gravesite in national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag and a Presidential Memorial Certificate at no cost to the Family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Contact 1-800-452-7500 for additional questions.

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    Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Facilities in Oregon:

    VA Health Care System
    Roseburg: VA Roseburg Healthcare System, 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd, 541-440-1000 / 800-549-8387

    VA Medical Centers
    Portland: Portland VA Medical Center, 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd, 503-220-8262 / 800-949-1004
    White City: Southern Oregon White City VA Rehabilitation Center, 8495 Crater Lake Hwy, 541-826-2111 / 800-809-8725

    Outpatient Clinic
    Burns: Burns Oregon Outpatient Clinic, 271 N Egan Ave, 541-573-3339 / Fax: 541-573-3366
    Newport: Newport Outreach Clinic, 1010 SW Coast Hwy, 541-265-4182
    The Dalles: The Dalles Outreach Clinic, 704 Veterans Dr, The Dalles: 503-220-8262 / outside Portland area: 800-949-1004
    West Linn: West Linn CBOC, 1750 SW Blankenship Rd, Suite 300, 503-210-4900

    Community Based Outpatient Clinic
    Bend: Bend CBOC, 2650 NE Courtney Dr, 541-647-5200
    Boardman: Morrow County VA Telehealth Clinic (Boardman OR), Port of Morrow Business Center, 2 Marine Drive, Suite 103, P.O. Box 1059, 541-481-2255 / Fax: 541-481-2304
    Brookings: Brookings CBOC, 555 - 5th St, 541-412-1152 / Fax: 541-412-1842
    Enterprise: Wallowa County VA Telehealth Clinic (Enterprise OR), 401 NE 1st St, 541-426-0219 / Fax: 541-426-0226
    Eugene: Eugene CBOC, 100 River Ave, 541-607-0897 / Fax: 541-607-7573
    Grants Pass: Grants Pass West VA Outreach Clinic, Three Rivers Medical Plaza, 520 SW Ramsey Ave, Suite 102, 541-955-5551 / Fax: 541-955-7171
    Hillsboro: Hillsboro CBOC, 1925 Amber Glen Pkwy, Suite #300, 503-220-8262
    Klamath Falls: Klamath Falls CBOC, 2819 Dahlia St, 541-273-6206
    La Grande: La Grande (OR) Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 202 12th St, 541-963-0627 / Fax: 541-963-2809
    North Bend: North Bend CBOC, 2191 Marion St, 541-756-8002 / Fax: 541-756-7503
    Portland: East Portland CBOC, 10535 NE Glisan St (Gateway Medical Bldg, 2nd Fl), Portland area: 503-273-5142 or 503-252-9422
    Portland: Portland Vet Center, 1505 N.E. 122nd Ave, 503-688-5361 / 877-927-8387 / Fax: 503-688-5364
    Portland: Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC), 308 SW 1st Ave, 503-808-1256
    Salem: Salem CBOC, 1660 Oak St SE, Suite 100, Salem: 503-798-4200
    Warrenton: North Coast CBOC, 91400 Rilea, Neacoxie St, Bldg, 7315, 503-220-8262 ext. 52593

    Vet Center
    Bend: Central Oregon Vet Center, 1645 NE Forbes Rd, Suite 105, 541-749-2112 / 877-927-8387 / Fax: 541-647-5282
    Eugene: Eugene Vet Center, 190 East 11th Ave, Suite 200, 541-465-6918 / 877-927-8387 / Fax: 541-465-6656
    Grants Pass: Grants Pass Vet Center, 211 S.E. 10th St, 541-479-6912 / 877-927-8387 / Fax: 541-474-4589
    Portland: Portland Vet Center, 1505 NE 122nd Ave, Suite 110, 503-688-5361 / 877-927-8387
    Salem: Salem Vet Center, 2645 Portland Rd, Suite 250, 503-362-9911 / Fax: 503-364-2534

    Veterans Benefits Administration
    Portland: Portland Regional Office, First and Main Building, 100 SW Main Street, Fl 2, 800-827-1000

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    Resources

    http://www.oregon.gov/ODVA/

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

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

    http://www.oregon.gov/odot/dmv/pages/vehicle/platevet.aspx

    http://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/VETS/pages/index.aspx

Document Review Date: 7 August 2013