Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible for Veterans' Affairs (VA) benefits?
The best way to figure out whether you are eligible for veterans' benefits is to speak to a veterans' service officer. Veterans' service officers can explain the eligibility requirements for various state and federal benefits and, if you decide to apply for benefits, help you throughout the VA claims process.
How do I schedule an appointment with a veterans' service officer?
If you are a Josephine County resident, call 541-474-5454
Can Josephine County Veterans' Service Officers help me even if I don't live in Josephine County?
The Josephine County Veterans' Services Office is only able to assist veterans who are residents of Josephine County, However, almost every county in Oregon has a veterans' service office. Find a veterans' service officer in your county.
Do you provide emergency financial assistance?
The Josephine County Veterans' Services Office does not provide emergency financial assistance. However, emergency financial assistance is sometimes available from the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs OVEFAP program. Because the funds for this program are extremely limited, assistance may not always be available. If you have questions about applying for the OVEFAP program, you can call ODVA at 800-692-9666
Who can I contact about education benefits?
The VA Muskogee Regional Office manages claims for educational benefits. They can be reached at 1 (888) 442-4551.
Are there any veterans' homes in Oregon?
There is one veterans' home in Oregon, the Oregon Veterans' Home is located in The Dalles and run by the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.