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About Us
Serving Oregon's military veterans since 1945

ODVA serves and honors veterans through our leadership, advocacy and strong partnerships.
The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) continues to build better lives for military veterans, spouses, and their families living in Oregon.  From helping veterans obtain earned medals and military awards to filing claims for education benefits, ODVA is here with you every step of the way. 
The wide array of programs and services are provided by a grateful nation and state.
Oregon Senate Concurrent Resolution Number 2, passed in 1943, said, in part, “. . . it would not be fitting that those who remained at home should by reason thereof gain economic advantage over our patriotic defenders.”  The resolution continued, “Let it be in the declared policy of the State of Oregon to place our returning military and naval forces as nearly as possible on the same economic equality as those who remained at home.”

More than 375 years after the Plymouth colony first cared for its veterans, the United States continues to provide the best possible care for our greatest assets.


ODVA Statutes and Rules
  ODVA's Statutes and Rules ODVA can be read by clicking here.  Review ODVA's Annual Performance Measures.
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  • Home Loans - ORVET Home Loan program provides eligible veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with home loans.
  • Veterans’ Benefits  - The ODVA and most counties provide free benefits counseling and claims service to veterans, survivors, and dependents.
  • Veterans' Education - State educational assistance to qualifying veterans to attend college, university, or vocational school (campaign or expeditionary medal required).
  • Conservatorship - Help veterans, their dependents, and survivors who are legally determined to be “protected persons” under Oregon law preserve the estate while using income and assets to provide for the client’s shelter, medical, and personal needs.
  • Oregon Veterans’ Home - Skilled nursing, rehabilitative, and Alzheimer’s care is provided at the Oregon Veterans’ Home for veterans, spouses and surviving spouses of veterans, and parents all of whose children died while in the Armed Forces of the United States, who are in need of such care;
  • Service Officer Directory - Geographically locate County Veterans' Service Officers throughout Oregon.