The state of Oklahoma provides several veteran benefits. This page explains those benefits.
Oklahoma Veterans Homes
Oklahoma has seven state veterans homes. The facilities are in Ardmore, Claremore, Clinton, Lawton, Norman, Sulphur, and Talihina. An eighth home, in Sallisaw, is coming soon. The homes are for veterans in need of nursing care who are eligible for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs per diem payments. Certain wartime veterans receive priority on waiting lists. A spouse may be eligible for admission if no veteran claims the spot.
Oklahoma Veteran Financial Benefits
Property Tax Exemption
Oklahoma provides a total property tax exemption for 100% disabled veterans who own and occupy the property as their place of residence.
All military pay is tax-free.
As of 2022, retirement pay is tax-free.
Sales Tax Exemption
Veterans rated 100% permanently and totally disabled by VA are exempt from state sales tax. Veterans must register in the Oklahoma Veterans Registry to receive the benefit.
Oklahoma Veterans Preference for State Jobs
Veterans or their un-remarried surviving spouses get five 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 Recreation Benefits
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Oklahoma resident veterans with a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs disability rating of at least 60% can get discounted lifetime hunting and fishing licenses.
The donor-funded Stars and Stripes License Project provides licenses for veterans and certain survivors.
Active-duty military personnel and their dependents can buy hunting and fishing licenses at the resident rate.
Free Admission to State-Owned or Operated Parks and Museums
Honorably discharged Oklahoma resident veterans get free admission to all state-owned or operated parks and museums.
Visit the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs website for more information on any of these programs.
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