Veterans Services

You Are Not Forgotten

We help military veterans and their families get the benefits they've earned.

You will not get your VA benefits automatically. Applying for benefits can be confusing.

We are here to help. Our Veterans Service Officers are well-trained and know how to get you the benefits you deserve.

Call us with questions about VA claims or other veterans' benefits at 503-650-5631. We will return your call as quickly as possible.

If we are unable to leave you a voicemail or speak with you after 3 tries during a 2-week period, we will help other veterans. If this happens, please call us again. You can also contact us by email at veterans@clackamas.us.

If you have questions about employment assistance and job training, please visit the Children, Family and Community Corrections.

Get the Benefits You've Earned

We are here to assist and advocate for military veterans and their families. We can help you get your benefits, including:

  • compensation
  • pension
  • healthcare
  • education
  • home loan
  • career training
  • homeless assistance

Make An Appointment

Make your appointment by calling 503-650-5631, or emailing veterans@clackamas.us.

Before coming to your appointment, here's what you need to know:

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We are located in the Clackamas County Public Services Building, on the 2nd (second) floor.

2051 Kaen Road, Suite 281
Oregon City, OR 97045 map
503-650-5631
veterans@clackamas.us

Hours
Monday – Thursday
7 a.m. to noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Please bring the following documents to your appointment.  If you are missing documents needed to process your claim, we will help you get them.

  • Proof of Military Service, preferably original DD214 or discharge document. 
    We can make a certified copy if you show us the original. If you do not have the discharge document, please attempt to know the dates of active duty service or the veteran's service number.
  • Doctor's name, address, and telephone number. 
    We will obtain the necessary medical information about current disabilities and/or limitations. If you have private medical records, please bring these to your appointment.
  • Marriage Certificate for current marriage. 
    If veteran or current spouse or widow had previous marriages, a complete marital history for all parties, to include when a marriage began and when it ended and the name of the former spouse(s).

Pension Claims

  • A current bank statement.
    A bank statement showing all sources of family income including Social Security, retirement pensions, IRA, interest or dividend income, etc.
  • Financial information.
    Value all assets, including stocks, bonds, annuities, IRAs, CDs, rental property income, etc. 
  • A summary of related expenses.
    All out of pocket, unreimbursed medical expenses paid each month by the veteran and/or spouse or widow. This can include expenses for medical insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical co-pays and cost of care in home or in a facility, etc. ou may bring a listing of these expenses for the year previous to the date of your appointment. In some cases, VA may be able to establish eligibility a year earlier than the date of claim.

Widow's Claims

  • Death Certificate 
    For the veteran or the date and place of death.

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Veterans are people who have served one day of active duty in the military.

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The best way to figure out whether you're eligible for veterans' benefits is to speak to a veterans service officer.  Veterans service officers can explain eligibility requirements for various state and federal benefits.  If you decide to apply they can help you though the entire claims process.

 

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Visit the National Archives and Records Administration website to request your records online, or come into the Clackamas County Veterans Service Office to fill out Standard Form-180.

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The VA Muskogee Regional Office manages claims for educational benefits. They can be reached at 1-800-442-4551.

 

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Yes, there are two Oregon Veterans' Homes, located in The Dalles and Lebanon. These homes are run by the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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The Clackamas County Veterans Service Office doesn't provide emergency financial assistance. Emergency financial assistance is sometimes available from the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs OVEFAP program. If you have questions about this, please call our office at 503-650-5631.

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Aid and Benefits Available to Eligible Vietnam Veterans

Are you a Vietnam Veteran who has experienced any of the following conditions? You may be entitled to benefits through the VA. Call Clackamas County Veteran Services for more information at 503-650-5761. 

Are you a US Navy “blue water” Vietnam Veteran?

On Jan. 29, 2019, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of a veteran who served onboard the USS Intrepid and now suffers from Type 2 Diabetes and Prostate Cancer. This decision overturns the previous decision Haas v. Peake; potentially opening the door to previous denied or new claims for Navy Veterans who served aboard ships in the coastal waters of Vietnam.For more information call Clackamas County Veteran Service Office at 503-650-5761.

Frequently Asked Questions

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We are located in the Clackamas County Public Services Building, on the 2nd (second) floor.

2051 Kaen Road, Suite 281
Oregon City, OR 97045 map
503-650-5631
veterans@clackamas.us

Hours
Monday – Thursday
7 a.m. to noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Please bring the following documents to your appointment.  If you are missing documents needed to process your claim, we will help you get them.

  • Proof of Military Service, preferably original DD214 or discharge document. 
    We can make a certified copy if you show us the original. If you do not have the discharge document, please attempt to know the dates of active duty service or the veteran's service number.
  • Doctor's name, address, and telephone number. 
    We will obtain the necessary medical information about current disabilities and/or limitations. If you have private medical records, please bring these to your appointment.
  • Marriage Certificate for current marriage. 
    If veteran or current spouse or widow had previous marriages, a complete marital history for all parties, to include when a marriage began and when it ended and the name of the former spouse(s).

Pension Claims

  • A current bank statement.
    A bank statement showing all sources of family income including Social Security, retirement pensions, IRA, interest or dividend income, etc.
  • Financial information.
    Value all assets, including stocks, bonds, annuities, IRAs, CDs, rental property income, etc. 
  • A summary of related expenses.
    All out of pocket, unreimbursed medical expenses paid each month by the veteran and/or spouse or widow. This can include expenses for medical insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical co-pays and cost of care in home or in a facility, etc. ou may bring a listing of these expenses for the year previous to the date of your appointment. In some cases, VA may be able to establish eligibility a year earlier than the date of claim.

Widow's Claims

  • Death Certificate 
    For the veteran or the date and place of death.

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Veterans are people who have served one day of active duty in the military.

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The best way to figure out whether you're eligible for veterans' benefits is to speak to a veterans service officer.  Veterans service officers can explain eligibility requirements for various state and federal benefits.  If you decide to apply they can help you though the entire claims process.

 

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Visit the National Archives and Records Administration website to request your records online, or come into the Clackamas County Veterans Service Office to fill out Standard Form-180.

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The VA Muskogee Regional Office manages claims for educational benefits. They can be reached at 1-800-442-4551.

 

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Yes, there are two Oregon Veterans' Homes, located in The Dalles and Lebanon. These homes are run by the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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The Clackamas County Veterans Service Office doesn't provide emergency financial assistance. Emergency financial assistance is sometimes available from the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs OVEFAP program. If you have questions about this, please call our office at 503-650-5631.

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Phone:503-650-5631
Email:veterans@clackamas.us

2051 Kaen Road Suite 281 Oregon City, OR 97045

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday
7 a.m. to noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.