The state of Oklahoma provides several veteran benefits. This page explains those benefits.
Oklahoma Veterans Homes
Oklahoma has seven state veterans homes in Ardmore, Claremore, Clinton, Lawton, Norman, Sulpher, and Talina. 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.
Oklahoma Veteran Financial Benefits
Property Tax Exemption
Total property tax exemption for 100% Disabled Veterans.
The first $1,500 of active duty pay is tax-free.
The greater of 75% of retirement pay or $10,000 is tax-free.
Sales Tax Exemption
Veterans rated 100% permanently and totally disabled by the VA are exempt from state sales tax.
Oklahoma Veterans Preference for State Jobs
Veterans or their unremarried surviving spouses get five points added to their employment test. Disabled war veterans get ten points, and disabled war veterans with at least a 30 percent disability are automatically placed at the top of the selection list.
Oklahoma State Recreation Benefits
Disabled Veterans Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Oklahoma resident veterans with a VA disability of at least 60 percent can get a lifetime hunting & fishing license for $25. Those with a VA disability of less than 60 percent can get one for $200.
Active Duty Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Active duty military personnel and their dependents can buy hunting & fishing licenses at the resident rate.
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.
Visit the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs website for more information on any of these programs.
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