How to Claim the Oklahoma Veterans Benefits

Military Protection How to Claim the Oklahoma Veterans Benefits

Oklahoma Offers Extra Veterans Benefits

In addition to the federal veterans’ benefits you may qualify for, if you are an Oklahoma resident or joined the military while you lived in Oklahoma, you might be eligible for Oklahoma veterans benefits.

If you recently completed your military service, you might be looking for a new career. Oklahoma offers preferred employment status to veterans and operates job training sites tailored toward veterans. Or maybe you're retired and looking to just relax: Oklahoma offers free admission to state parks and museums to honorably discharged veterans or discounts or free hunting and fishing licenses.

However, wending your way through the maze of services available for veterans can be time-consuming and confusing, but DoNotPay makes it a breeze to access the wide variety of Oklahoma veterans benefits.

Benefits for Veterans in Oklahoma

Oklahoma recognizes the service of our nation's veterans through a number of unique benefits, many of which play right to your pocketbook. After all, recognition is nice, but benefits that boost your income or shave from your budget are the best benefits. Oklahoma Veterans Benefits include, but are not limited to:

Employment PreferenceOklahoma has established a system that gives preference to veterans in many fields of state employment:

  • Veterans receive bonus points for positions where hiring is based upon testing
  • Certain medical positions can be hired bypassing testing
  • Veterans with at least 30 percent disability can be hired without entrance exams
  • Veterans are given preference for non-competitive positions.
Tax ExemptionsVeterans are exempt from certain taxes in Oklahoma:

  • Property tax: Veterans with 100 percent disability are exempt from property taxes
  • Income tax: All income from the Armed Forces are tax-deductible.
  • Sales tax: Veterans with 100 percent disability can be excused from paying sales taxes
  • Retirement benefits: Military retirement income is tax-exempt up to 75 percent of income or $10,000
Park and Museum AdmissionAll honorably discharged veterans receive free admission to state parks and museums.
Hunting and Fishing LicensesVeterans with at least a 60 percent disability can receive free hunting and fishing licenses from the state of Oklahoma. Veterans with no disability or less than 60 percent can apply for a lifetime combined hunting and fishing license for only $200. Those with 60 percent or more disability can see the lifetime permit for $25, avoiding the annual renewal process.
Oklahoma Cross of ValorVeterans who served in any periods of conflict and were held captive can receive the Oklahoma Cross of Valor.
License PlatesOklahoma offers a variety of special license plates for veterans.

How to Apply for Oklahoma Veterans Benefits

To apply for Oklahoma veterans benefits, you have the option of going through two routes:

  1. Apply online: Oklahoma offers an online process to apply for benefits. The portal offers an intro where you can select the various benefits you would like to apply for, then the system will lead you through the application process
  2. Apply in-person: You can apply for benefits through the Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs, which has offices in Oklahoma City and Muskogee.

If you are seeking to apply for multiple Oklahoma veterans benefits, the website likely will require you to provide the same information multiple times and possibly upload the same documents multiple times. Applying in person also likely will require waits and possibly multiple appointments.

Access Your Oklahoma Veterans Benefits With the Help of DoNotPay

If you have served in the military, you understand the kind of red tape you must swim through to accomplish almost anything. That's why you will consider it almost a godsend that you can access all of your Oklahoma veterans benefit through one easy portal in DoNotPay.

Follow these simple three steps to set up your Oklahoma veterans benefits package:

  1. Search for and open the Military Protection product on DoNotPay.

     

  2. Select whether you want to 1) locate the nearest VA office, 2) access veteran benefits, or 3) locate service records.

     

  3. Answer a simple set of questions so our chatbot can collect the necessary information to help you and find the nearest office or fill out the appropriate forms.

     

Why Use DoNotPay to Secure Your Oklahoma Veterans Benefits

You can save yourself a trip to the Veterans Affairs offices in Oklahoma City or Muskogee and avoid taking several passes through the online enrollment form by using DoNotPay to apply for your hard-earned Oklahoma veterans benefits. Why take advantage of DoNotPay?

  • Fast—You don't have to spend hours applying for each benefit.
  • Easy—You don't have to struggle to fill out tedious forms or keep track of all the steps involved in applying for separate benefits.
  • Successful—You can rest assured your applications will be made quickly and with the appropriate paperwork.

DoNotPay Lets You Access All Your Veterans Benefits in One Location

DoNotPay isn't limited to helping you obtain all the state benefits you have earned as a veteran of the Armed Forces. Once you've lined up your Oklahoma veterans benefits, use DoNotPay to access these benefits:

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