"We take great pride in our role as advocates for Oregon’s veterans, their families and survivors. Oregon has a long and well-established history
of respect for those who have served our state and nation with courage, dedication and honor." -- Jim Willis, Director, Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs
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.
To help obtain these benefits, the ODVA provides veteran service officers (VSOs) free-of-charge to assist veterans and their families with applying for benefits.
State VSOs are available in most counties
or through National Service Organizations
, such as the American Legion, AMVETS, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America and others.
If you have a claim or would like to learn more about veteran benefits, contact a local veteran service officer. As veteran advocates, ODVA is committed to assisting veterans and their families with obtaining the benefits they have learned as a result of a veteran’s honorable military service.