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. The subtraction amount is based on the number of months of federal service before and after October 1, 1991. Retirees can subtract their entire federal pension if all the months of federal service occurred before October 1, 1991. If there are no months of service before October 1, 1991, retirees cannot subtract any federal pension. If service included months before and after October 1, 1991, retirees can subtract a percentage of their pension income.. 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/ RCSBP/ RSFPP: The surviving Spouse of a retired military Service member may be able to subtract some or all of their benefits. For more information, contact the Oregon Department of Revenue.

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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 $19,571 or $23,486 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. Click here for the claim form and more details on requirements for this exemption.  

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Education Benefits:

Veteran Education Aid Program (currently suspended through 30 June 2017): 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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Instate Tuition and Fees for Student Veterans: HB2158 was signed into law in 2013 that made changes to ORS 351.656 (Oregon Veteran's Dependent Tuition Waiver Program). The changes are:

  1. A Child, adopted Child, or a Stepchild of an individual in receipt of a Purple Heart may now be eligible for the Dependents Tuition Waiver. A Purple Heart recipient is defined as a person alive or deceased, who:
    • Was relieved or discharged from service in the Armed Forces of the United States with either an honorable or general discharge under honorable conditions discharge; and
    • Was awarded the Purple Heart in 2001 or thereafter for wounds received in combat.
  2. The amount of tuition waived under this section may be reduced by the amount of any federal aid scholarships, or grants, awards from the Oregon Opportunity Grant program established under ORS 348.205, or any other aid from the eligible post-secondary institution, received by the qualified student (OSU will not reduce the tuition waiver by the amount of a student's PELL/SEOG or the Oregon Opportunity Grant. We will reduce the award amount by remission funded scholarship programs such as the Academic Achievement Award, the Diversity Achievement award being received by the qualified student.)
  3. The amount of tuition waived under the Dependents Tuition Waiver may not be reduced by the amount of any Survivors and Dependents' Educational Assistance under 38 USC Chapter 35 paid to a qualified student.

Eligibility: The following documentation provides verification that an individual received the Purple Heart medal.

  1. Any Member of the DD Form 214 - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (with exception of Member 1 which does not show character of service).
  2. DD Form 215 - Correction to DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
  3. Military Orders showing awarding of the Purple Heart Medal can be used as evidence provided a DD Form 214 or DD Form 215 with Honorable or General Under Honorable Conditions is presented as well.

To apply for this waiver, complete the Oregon Veteran's Dependents Tuition Waiver Form and submit form and all supporting documents to the VA Certifying Officials.

In addition, HB2158 made the following changes to ORS 352.375-Tuition for nonresident students who served in Armed Forces:

  1. Added General "Under Honorable Conditions" to the category of discharges allowed for the Veteran Status.
  2. After September 15, 2013 allows newly enrolled Veteran to a community college or university to be billed in state tuition and fees provided they prove physical presence in Oregon within one year of enrolling.

To apply for this benefit complete the Exemption from Nonresident Tuition Veteran Form and all supporting documents in person to the VA Certifying Officials.

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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. Voyager is a "last dollar award". Qualifying students will be awarded a fee remission for no more than the difference between campus tuition and mandatory fees and expected military tuition benefits. The student is responsible for obtaining federal military tuition benefits. If a student is not eligible for federal tuition benefits, they must demonstrate proof of ineligibility. The combination of military tuition benefits and Voyager tuition benefits will ensure that eligible recipients do not pay tuition. The Voyager Tuition Assistance Program does not cover E-Campus or Distance courses.

Complete the Voyager Tuition Assistance Program application form and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

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Nonresidential Veterans Tuition Remission Program: This program is a tuition and fee reduction program for qualified Veteran students who are not Oregon residents and are an admitted undergraduate student. Qualified students are charged tuition and fees no greater than the resident rate plus 50% of the difference between resident tuition and fee total and the nonresident tuition and fee total. This program does not apply for summer term, distance or e-campus classes.

To determine your Tuition and Fees before all programs (e.g. GI Bill, yellow ribbon, FAFSA, etc.) are applied use this tool.

Contact Information:

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Oregon State University
218 Kerr Administration
Corvallis, OR 97331-2120
Phone Number: (541) 737-2241
Email: Financial.Aid@oregonstate.edu

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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 http://www.oregonjobs.org/. Veterans and disabled Veterans may obtain preference for state employment by submitting with their application, a DD214 or 215 or letter from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) indicating service-connected disability rating. Veterans who provide this information will receive a 5-point Veteran preference. Disabled Veterans receive a 10-point preference for employment.

Federal job opportunities are listed on https://www.usajobs.gov/.

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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 training 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.

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.

Before filing your claim online, please gather and be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Your Social Security Number.
  • Your work history for the last 18 months, including dates of employment, your employers' business names, addresses and phone numbers. (If you worked for a Federal (non-military) employer, you may find this information on an SF-8 or SF-50.)
  • Your salary and total income from each employer.
  • If you are not a citizen of the United States, you will need your Alien Registration Number and documentation.
  • Phone number where you can be reached during normal business hours (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time).


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: https://ssl8.emp.state.or.us/ocs4/ic/ic-step1.cfm

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: (ORS 805.100) 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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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 show proof of military service under honorable conditions by providing a copy of their DD214 to the DMV.

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Oregon Veteran Recognition License Plate: Veterans may purchase a license plate set displaying the word VETERAN for a $10 surcharge for two-year registration period and $20 for four-year registration period (new vehicles).
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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National Guard License 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.  

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Disabled Veteran License Plate: 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.

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Ex-POW License Plate: Intended to honor 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 Plate. Proof of POW status must be provided before plates can be issued. Proof may consist of:

  • A letter from the Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, or a
  • Armed Forces Branch of Service verifying POW status; o
  • Military Medical ID Card showing POW status (a copy is acceptable); or
  • If an Ally, proof that the applicant was a POW and that the country was a U.S. Ally at the time of the internment

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Purple Heart License Plate: 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. Must provide proof of eligibility and certify using the Group Plate Eligibility Certification (Form 735-6940).

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Gold Star Family License Plate: 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. Must provide proof of eligibility and certify using the Group Plate Eligibility Certification (Form 735-6940).

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Medal of Honor License Plate: Intended to honor Veterans who have been awarded the 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 Department of Veterans' Affairs certifying award of the medal.

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Non-Commission Officers Association License Plate: $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.

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Vietnam Veterans of America License Plate: Intended to honor Vietnam Veterans. $10.00 fee per two-year period, $20.00 for four-year registration period (new vehicles) with fees going to the Vietnam Veterans of America, Oregon State Council.
Eligibility:
No restrictions.

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Paralyzed Veterans of America License Plate: 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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U.S. Army Special Forces Airborne License Plate: 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. Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit

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Hunt and Fish in Oregon at Resident Rates: All non-resident active Service members may purchase licenses, tags and permits at resident rates beginning Jan 1, 2014. The Oregon State Legislature and Governor Kitzhaber passed and signed House Bill 2252 in 2013, making this change. It applies to active duty and reservists from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, or reservists currently stationed at any base in Oregon, the U.S. or any foreign country.

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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 at RV sites, tent campsites, and standard horse campsites and free parking at day-use fee parks. This benefit does not cover yurts, cabins or other special park facilities, nor does it cover the $8 fee to make reservations or the $7 per night charge for a 2nd driven vehicle.
Eligibility:
US Veterans with a service-connected disability and active duty US military on leave

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 for a single family, owner occupied residence. 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
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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. Emergency financial assistance includes, but is not limited to, emergency or temporary housing and related housing expenses, such as expenses for utilities, insurance, house repairs, rent assistance, emergency medical or dental expenses and emergency transportation. All payments are made directly to payees/creditors. To receive this grant your application must include a workable plan for future sustainability - how you will meet your future monthly living expenses and obligations. Call your local County Veteran Service Office Veterans Service Officer or ODVA at 800-692-9666 (toll-free in Oregon) or 503-373-2085 to talk to someone about your needs. OVEFAP Application Form

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Oregon Conservatorship Program: Estate and financial management program for certain Veterans, surviving Spouses, minor Children or helpless adult Children of Veterans, and dependent parents. The professional Trust Officers are dedicated to assisting Oregon Veterans manage their financial affairs and property while helping ease the burdens often associated with paying bills, collecting funds on debts owed by the Veteran, corresponding with creditors, buying or selling real-estate, or other investments. ODVA's Trust Officers are experts in Oregon Laws and Administrative Rules and USDVA law and regulation.

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Oregon's Veteran's Home: Two skilled nursing care facilities are located in The Dalles and Lebanon for Oregon Veterans, their Spouses or surviving Spouses, and parents of Children who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Dalles Veterans' Home offers care for as many as 151 residents who need long term-care facility in a facility that provides skilled nursing, Alzheimer's and other dementia-related care, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care. The Lebanon Veterans' Home offers space for 154 individuals who require long-term skilled nursing care as well as rehabilitation services, Alzheimer's and dementia care in a true home-like setting with on-going activities and social interaction that decreases social isolation.

Application for Admission (4002-P) and submit it to the Veterans' Home.

The Dalles Veterans' Home
700 Veterans Dr,
The Dalles, OR 97058
(541) 296-7190 or 1-800-846-8460

Oregon Veterans' Home in Lebanon
600 North 5th Street
Lebanon, Oregon 97355
Main: (541) 497-7265
Fax: (541) 248-2001

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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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 or (503) 249-5158 for additional questions.
Eligibility: Deceased Active Duty, Guard and Reserve Members, Military Retirees, and Veterans who served at least one term of enlistment and separated under honorable conditions are eligible for Military Funeral Honors. A DD Form 214, NGB-22, Discharge Certificate or other documentation is used to verify eligibility.

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Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Facilities in Oregon:

Veterans Health Administration
VA Health Care System
Portland: VA Portland Health Care System, 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd, 503-220-8262 / 800-949-1004
Roseburg: VA Roseburg Healthcare System, 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd, 541-440-1000 / 800-549-8387

VA Medical Centers
White City: White City or VA Southern Oregon 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, 541-296-3937
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), 2 Marine Dr, 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 CBOC, 1877 Williams Hwy, 541-955-5551 / Fax: 541-955-7171
Hillsboro: Hillsboro CBOC, 1925 Amber Glen Pkwy, Suite #300, 503-906-5000 / Fax: 503-906-5194
Klamath Falls: Klamath Falls CBOC, 2225 North El Dorado Blvd, 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: Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC), 308 SW 1st Ave, 503-808-1256 / 800-949-1004 x51256
Portland: East Portland CBOC, 10535 NE Glisan St, Gateway Medical Bldg, 2nd Fl, 503-273-5142 / Fax: 503-252-9422
Portland: Portland Vet Center, 1505 N.E. 122nd Ave, 503-688-5361 / Fax: 503-688-5364
Salem: Salem CBOC, 1750 McGilchrist St SE, Suite 130: 971-304-2200
Warrenton: North Coast CBOC, 91400 N. Neacoxie St, Bldg 7315, 503-220-8262 x52593 / Fax: 503-861-9528

Vet Center
- 877-927-8387
Bend: Central Oregon Vet Center, 1645 NE Forbes Rd, Suite 105, 541-749-2112 / Fax: 541-647-5282
Eugene: Eugene Vet Center, 190 East 11th Ave, 541-465-6918 / Fax: 541-465-6656
Grants Pass: Grants Pass Vet Center, 211 S.E. 10th St, 541-479-6912 / Fax: 541-474-4589
Portland: Portland Vet Center, 1505 NE 122nd Ave, Suite 120, 503-688-5361 / Fax: 503-688-5364
Salem: Salem Vet Center, 2645 Portland Rd, Suite 250, 503-362-9911 / Fax: 503-364-2534

Veterans Benefits Administration
Regional Benefit Office
Portland: Portland Regional Benefit Office, First and Main Bldg, 100 SW Main St, Fl 2, 800-827-1000

National Cemetery
Eagle Point: Eagle Point National Cemetery, 2763 Riley Rd, 541-826-2511 / Fax: 541-826-2888
Portland: Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd, 503-273-5250 / Fax: 503-273-5251
Roseburg: Roseburg National Cemetery, 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd, 541-677-3152 / Fax: 541-677-3044

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Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs

Statewide Veteran Services, Salem
700 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97301-1285
Phone: 503-373-2000 / 800-828-8801
Claims: 800-692-9666
Home Loans: 888-673-8387
Fax: 503-373-2362

Statewide Veteran Services, Portland
100 SW Main St 2nd Floor
Portland, OR 97204Benefit Claims: 503-412-4777
FAX: 503-412-4785

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Military Installations in Oregon

National Guard

Oregon Military Department

Oregon Army National Guard

Oregon Air National Guard

173rd Fighter Wing

142nd Fighter Wing

Resources

http://www.oregon.gov/odva/Pages/index.aspx

http://www.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/jobseekers/Pages/Veterans.aspx

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

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Document Review Date: 11 September 2015