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What is service connected compensation?

Submitted by RobertArrington on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 8:20am

Compensation is payment for a disability that started or was aggravated while the Veteran was on active duty. The amount payable depends on the degree of disability (10%, 20%, 30%,…) and the number of dependents. The Veteran's income and assets have no effect on the amount of compensation.

ODVA Veterans Service Representatives can help you file a claim for service connected compensation.

What is a non-service connected pension?

Submitted by RobertArrington on Sat, 02/20/2016 - 4:55pm

A non-service connected pension is payable to any Veteran who is permanently and totally disabled and who meets certain income and asset limits set by congress. The Veteran must have served a minimum of 90 days active duty of which at least one day is during a wartime period. Income, unreimbursed medical expenses and the number of dependents could affect eligibility and the amount of the pension.

Is there a State of Oklahoma veteran ID card?

Submitted by RobertArrington on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:43pm

The 3 ID cards that can currently be used to verify veterans status are:

  • Military Retirement ID card, 
  • 100% service-connected ID card, and
  • VA Medical ID card.

However, veterans who are residents of Oklahoma can have "Veteran" stamped in the upper left-hand corner of their Oklahoma drivers license. You will need to present your DD214 when renewing your license. Most businesses accept this as a confirmation of veteran status.

What are the requirements for the military/commissary ID?

Submitted by RobertArrington on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:34pm

The individual must be an honorably-discharged veteran with a service-connected disability (SCD) of 100% or individual unemployability, or an un-remarried, surviving spouse of said veteran.

Veterans should call the ID Card location in advance and make sure to take all required documentation with them.  The document below contains helpful information regarding ID locations and requirements: