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December 16, 2017
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Veterans' Benefits

VETERANS’ BENEFITSVeterans, their families and their survivors may be eligible for federal and state benefits. Below is a summary of the types of benefits available. Please note that not all veterans may qualify for all benefits.

Federal Benefits

Compensation
Monthly payment for service-incurred or service aggravated disabilities.

Dependents’ Medical Benefits
Wives and children of veterans with 100% service-connected disability, whether living or deceased, may be eligible for medical services and supplies from CHAMPVA.

Pension
Monthly benefits with rates offset by other income, for disabilities not incurred in service that are permanent and total.

Education for Dependents
Benefits for spouses and children of certain veterans with 100% service connected disability for college or vocational subjects.

Education for Veterans
Monthly G.I. Bill benefits for college, vocational, and apprenticeship training to eligible veterans. Vocational Rehabilitation program for veterans with service connected disabilities.

GI Insurance
Special GI insurance for veterans with service-connected disabilities. Also conversion, beneficiary changes, policy loans, dividends, and new insurance additions.

GI Loans
Guaranteed home loans with low down payment for veterans. Applies also to mobile homes. There is no deadline for using this benefit.

Hospital Care
Priority for veterans with service-connected disabilities. Also available to veterans with non service-connected conditions.

Housebound and Aid and Attendance
Special additional benefits for seriously disabled pensioners and those requiring nursing home, foster home or special in-home care. Also for service-connected veterans if needed for their service connected disability.

Outpatient Care
Doctor visits and medicines for service-connected disabilities, and for all conditions for veterans with service-connected disability ratings of 50% or more. Also for veterans entitled to additional pension as housebound or in need of aid and attendance.

Oregon Benefits

Auto License
Disabled veteran license plate: permanent, lifetime, one time fee, for certain disabled veterans.

Game Licenses
Permanent hunting and fishing licenses to veterans with 25% or more disability.

Property Tax Exemption
Partial exemption from property tax for veterans with disabilities of 40% or more, pensioners or service connected.

Oregon Park Pass
Stay in Oregon Parks for up to 5 day's in one park and 10 day's in several of the parks systems.

Public Employment
Veterans’ preference in public employment. Additional preference for disabled veterans.

Public Records
Help in obtaining copies of Military records including treatment records and discharge documents.

Employment Rights
Entitlement to reinstatement in former job, seniority and pay with accrued status upon release from service. Enforced under federal statutes.

State Educational Aid
Up to $200 per month to qualified Oregon Veterans.

State Veterans’ Loans
Low interest loans for the purchase of single family, owner occupied residence to qualified veterans.

Survivor's Benefits

Aid and Attendance
Additional benefits to dependents requiring nursing home care or special care at home for both service connected (DIC) or non service pension.

Burial Benefits
$300 burial allowance (if veteran was receiving or was entitled to receive VA Benefits at time of death, or died in a VA Medical Center or while on a VA nursing home contract.),burial flag, grave marker and burial in National Cemetery, if desired. Additional $150 if burial in a private cemetery. $2000 burial allowance if death was due to service-connected causes. Surviving spouse is eligible for National Cemetery burial.

Death Pension
Monthly benefits, based on income, to surviving spouse, and children for death of a war time veteran from non service connected causes.

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
Payable to un-remarried surviving spouse, children and dependent parents for service- connected death.

Education Benefits
Benefits for surviving spouse and children of a veteran who died of service-connected death.

Home Loans
Federal loans to surviving spouse of a veteran who died of service-connected disabilities. State loans to un-remarried spouses of veterans who died in service or were prisoners of war or missing in action.

Insurance Claims
Government life insurance and mortgage insurance benefits for borrowers under the state veterans’ loan program, and the Federal loan program.

Survivors’ Medical Care
Entitlement to medical care for surviving spouses and children of veterans who died of a service-connected cause or were rated 100% disabled at time of death. (CHAMPVA)

Tax Exemption
Partial exemption from property tax for widow’s of war time veterans or widow’s who are entitled to DIC.