Oklahoma State Benefits for 100% Disabled Veterans

Oklahoma State Benefits for 100% Disabled Veterans

100% State Benefits – Oklahoma

Note: Information for this document was gathered from various sources including: https://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/oklahoma-state-veterans-benefits.html

Visit the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs for more detailed information: https://oklahoma.gov/veterans.html

Request for a paper copy of Oklahoma State Benefits: https://web-wpodvasite002-650.azurewebsites.net/state-benefit-request/

Veterans Homes

For more information, visit: https://www.nasvh.org/state-homes/statedir.cfm

Your eligibility for State Veterans Homes is based on clinical need and setting availability.

Each State establishes eligibility and admission criteria for its homes.

Talk with a VA social worker about the eligibility requirements of State Veterans Homes near you and to figure out a plan for paying for State Veterans Home care services.

Veterans Homes Locations:

The homes are open to honorably discharged Oklahoma veterans in need of nursing care. There is a fee for care, some spouses may be eligible for admission.

State Veterans’ Cemeteries

For more detailed information visit: https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/state.asp?STATE=OK

National Veterans Cemeteries:

Fort Gibson National Cemetery
1423 Cemetery Road
Ft. Gibson, OK 74434
Burial Space: Open
Fort Sill National Cemetery
2648 NE Jake Dunn Road
Elgin, OK 73538
Burial Space: Open

State Veterans Cemeteries:

Oklahoma Veterans Cemetery
2312 NE 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
VA Grant Funded: No
Seminole Nation and Veterans Memorial Cemetery
35419 Hwy 59
Wewoka, OK 74884
VA Grant Funded: Yes
White Eagle Cemetery
20 White Eagle Drive
Ponca City, OK 74601
VA Grant Funded: Yes

Many states have established state veterans cemeteries. Eligibility is like Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries but may include residency requirements. Even though they may have been established or improved with Government funds through VA’s Veterans Cemetery Grants Program, state veterans cemeteries are run solely by the states.

Oklahoma Veteran Financial Benefits

Property Tax Exemption

For more information, visit the following website: https://oklahoma.gov/tax/individuals/exemptions.html#DAV

Link to Applications: https://oklahoma.gov/tax/forms.html

Total property tax exemption for 100% disabled veterans.

The exemption will be for the full fair cash value of the homestead.

The exemption applies to the surviving spouse of the veteran.

Complete OTC Form 998 Application For 100% Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption and return it to the county assessor’s office for the county where the property is located. For current Oklahoma tax forms, visit the Forms page.

The exemption can be claimed beginning January 1, 2006.

Consult the local assessor’s office for detailed requirements regarding these exemptions.

Annual refiling is required.

Find your local tax assessor at this link: https://www.publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm

Sales Tax Exemption

Visit the following link for more information: https://oklaw.org/resource/100-disabled-veterans-sales-tax-exemption-1 and https://oklaw.org/resource/100-disabled-veterans-sales-tax-exemption-1

Link to the Online application: https://oktap.tax.ok.gov/oktap/Web/_/

Those with a permanent disability receiving service-connected compensation at the 100% rate as certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs are eligible for a sales tax exemption permit. Sales qualifying for the exemption are limited to $25,000.00 per year.

Only SALES taxes are exempt. All city and county taxes will be exempt.

Excise taxes (cigarettes, gasoline) are NOT exempt.

The sales tax exemption for 100% disabled American veterans (DAV) extends to the surviving spouse of a deceased qualified DAV if the surviving spouse has not remarried. Sales qualifying for the exemption are limited to $1000.00 per year for the surviving spouse.

The 100% disabled veteran may obtain an additional exemption card for a household member to make purchases on their behalf. Application is required.

Venders are required to accept the Veterans Exemption Card. If a vendor refuses, a refund can be requested.

Contact local DAV for assistance, necessary documentation, and applications.

Income Tax

All military pay is tax-free.

The greater of 75% of retirement pay & SBP payments or $10,000 are tax-free.

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Exemption

For more information, visit the following website: https://oklahoma.gov/tax/individuals/exemptions.html#DAV

The exemption may be claimed on only one vehicle in a consecutive three year period by any single qualifying DAV and applies to motor vehicles only. It does not apply to boats or motors. The exemption does not apply to surviving spouses of qualified DAV’s.

Qualifying Criteria and Documentation:

  • The qualifying veteran must be listed on the title as an owner of the vehicle. Additional owners may also be present.
  • The vehicle must have been purchased on or after 7/1/05.
  • A letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs must be presented certifying that the veteran is receiving disability compensation at the 100% rate or the exemption card issued to document the sales tax exemption must be presented.

Registration/License Plates:

A veteran with at least a 50% service-connected disability is entitled to a reduced rate on annual registration and/or a special DAV license plate. For more information, please visit your local agency. Sales tax will still be due at the time of registration unless using a sales tax exemption.

Listing of local tag agencies: https://oklahoma.gov/content/dam/ok/en/tax/documents/resources/publications/motor-vehicle/MLAFindAnAgent.pdf

Oklahoma Veterans Preference for State Jobs

For more information, visit the following website: https://oklahoma.gov/oesc/veterans/veteran-hiring-preferences.html

Veterans or their unremarried surviving spouses get 5 points added to their employment test. Disabled war veterans get 10 points, and disabled war veterans with at least a 30% disability are automatically placed at the top of the selection list.

Oklahoma State Educational Benefits

State Educational Benefits can be used in conjunction with the National Educational Benefits (DEA)

College Credit for Military Experience

Veterans with an honorable discharge may receive credit for education, training and experience received through military service that can be applied toward an degree from an Oklahoma college.

Must enroll within 3 years for discharged to receive credit. Military Transcripts are known as Joint Services Transcripts.

Joint Service Transcripts can be obtained at the following website: https://jst.doded.mil/jst/

Oklahoma Tuition Free Technology and Technical Education Program

Oklahoma veterans who were prisoners of war of were missing in action and their dependents may be eligible for free tuition.

Qualifying programs include any state supported technology career center in Oklahoma.

Contact the Veteran liaison on campus at your local technology center for more information and participation.

Oklahoma State Recreation Benefits

Disabled Veterans Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Link to more information and online application: https://oklahoma.gov/veterans/benefits/hunting-fishing-application.html

Oklahoma resident veterans with a VA disability of at least 60% can get a lifetime hunting & fishing license for $25.
Those with a VA disability of less than 60% can get one for $200.

Persons with proper certification from the USDVA or its successor, certifying that the person is a disabled veteran in receipt of compensation at the 100% rate are exempt from the fees for:

  • the DEER GUN HUNTING License;

Legal resident veterans having a disability of 60% or more are exempt from the Wildlife Land Stamp requirements.

Free Admission To State Owned Or Operated Parks & Museums

Honorably discharged Oklahoma resident veterans get free admission to all state owned or operated parks and museums.