Veteran Recognition License Plate Program
$10 every two years, an eligible veteran may register a Veteran Recognition Plate with Military Insignia or Blank Veteran
Recognition Plate. A variety of license plates relating to military service. A portion of the fees from the “VETERAN”
plate helps support the Oregon Veterans’ Home, a 151-bed, Medicare/Medicaid certified, skilled-nursing care facility,
located in The Dalles.
state of Oregon provides $150 per month for 36 months for a total of $5,600 for full-time college studies. Part-time
students may receive $100 per month for 36 months for a total of $3,600 for college studies. Benefits are paid for classroom
instruction, home study courses, and for vocational training from an accredited educational institution.
Veterans who do not begin civilian employment
immediately after leaving military service may receive weekly unemployment compensation for a limited time. The purpose of Training Unemployment Insurance (TUI)
is to allow eligible dislocated workers to attend school and receive unemployment insurance benefits at the same time so that
they can continue to care for their families and obtain employment.
Disabled Veterans' and Local Employment Representatives
Veterans can find employment information, education and training
opportunities, job counseling, job search workshops, and resume preparation assistance at state Workforce Career or One-Stop
Centers. These offices also have specialists to help disabled veterans find employment. Disabled Veterans´ Outreach
Program Specialists (DVOP) and Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) assist Veterans' in applying for Federal,
State, Local Government and private sector employment.
Veterans' Preference Points
Since the time of the Civil War, Veterans of the Armed Forces have
been given some degree of preference in appointments to government jobs. Recognizing that sacrifices are made by those serving
in the Armed Forces, Congress enacted laws to prevent veterans seeking employment from being penalized because of the time
spent in military service.
Hunting and Fishing Licenses (Permanent Combination
A free hunting and angling
license for disabled war veterans rated at 25% or more with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veteran must be
an Oregon resident for at least six months.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303
Application requires proof in the form of a letter
from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must state the veterans service-connected disability percentage.
Call 1-800-827-1000 to order your letter.
Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit
Available to disabled veterans rated at 65% or more with the U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs. The disabilities permit is not a license or tag. Veterans must also obtain a Permanent Combination License. Application
requires proof in the form of a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must state the veterans
service-connected disability percentage. Call 1-800-827-1000 to order your letter. The letter should be submitted to:
Oregon Department of Fish
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303
Emergency Financial Assistance
The Oregon Veterans' Emergency Financial Assistance Program (OVEFAP) program is for veterans and their immediate family
(spouse, unremarried surviving spouse, child, or stepchild) who are in need of emergency financial assistance. Assistance
needs includes, but are not limited to:
Emergency or temporary housing and related housing
expenses, such as expenses for utilities, insurance, house repairs, rent assistance or food;
Emergency medical or dental expenses;
Expenses related to starting a business, such
as business licenses or occupational licenses;
income after military discharge; and Legal