Veterans Disability Benefits in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is home to nearly 300,000 honorable veterans. In recognition of their valiant service, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers significant benefits to Oklahoma's veterans.

One key benefit is the Veterans Disability program, which provides monthly financial compensation to eligible veterans with disabilities linked to their service in the military.

VA Disability Ratings

In order to evaluate how severe a disability is, the VA uses a rating system. They look at each condition and assign it a score anywhere from 10% to 100%. The higher the score, the more severe the disability is considered to be, and this means the veteran receives a bigger monthly payment.

In most cases, veterans are required to undergo a Compensation & Pension (C&P) examination. This medical review is conducted by the VA to evaluate the disability and assign it a rating.

Eligibility Guidelines for VA Disability Benefits

To be considered eligible for VA benefits, Oklahoma veterans must meet several eligibility requirements.

Both of these must be true:

  • You have an existing condition, either physical or mental, that impacts your health, and
  • Your service history includes active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training.

And, at least one of the following must be true:

  • You incurred an injury or sickness during your military service that can be connected to your current condition. This is known as an in-service disability claim.

  • An existing injury or illness from before your military service worsened due to your service — called a pre-service disability claim, or
  • You have a disability that is associated with your active-duty service but it only manifested after your service ended. This is known as a post-service disability claim.

A successful VA disability claim depends on having medical proof that shows a direct link between your condition and your service duration. Keeping a comprehensive medical record during your military service can increase your chances of receiving benefits.

Applying for VA Disability in Oklahoma

Before you apply for disability benefits, gather and organize all necessary documents and medical evidence. Your military records, any medical reports, and your DD214 form that proves your military service are essential.

When you're set to apply, you can go to Click on "Sign in to start your application" and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Click here to file a VA Disability claim.

Need help? Call the VA benefits hotline: 800-827-1000

You also have the option to mail your application or apply at a VA office in person.

To apply by mail, download and fill out the Veterans Application for Compensation and/or Pension (VA Form 21-526EZ), and mail it to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 4444
Janesville, WI 53547-4444

If you'd rather apply in person, visit your local Oklahoma VA office. A veterans service officer will be available to help answer your questions.

The VA's processing times can vary, typically between 3-6 months or even more. To speed up the process, make sure your claim has complete and correct information.

If Your Claim Is Denied

If your VA disability claim is turned down, you have the right to protest the decision. File an appeal by completing and submitting a Notice of Disagreement form within one year from the date of the denial notice.

Include all relevant medical records, documents, and any witness statements that show your disability is related to your military service. To win your appeal, you need to convince the administrative law judge that your disability is real and linked to your active military service.

VA Benefits Available to Oklahoma Veterans

In addition to disability benefits, the VA provides several other benefits that enrich the lives of veterans and their families.

Oklahoma veterans can access the following VA benefits:

  • Health Care
  • VetSuccess on Campus
  • Education and Training
  • VA Burial Benefits
  • VA Life Insurance
  • VA Pension
  • VA Loans
  • Dependents and Survivor Benefits

Oklahoma veterans can access a variety of benefits as a sign of gratitude for their service. These benefits provide financial backing and services that assist veterans and their families.

These VA benefits are available to veterans who have honorably served their country. If you're an Oklahoma veteran with health issues linked to your service, don't hesitate — connect with the VA and apply for disability benefits today.

Oklahoma — VA Office Locations

Veterans Benefits Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Muskogee Regional Office 125 South Main Street Muskogee, OK 74401 800-827-1000
Intake Site At Altus Air Force Base Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Manager Altus AFB, OK 73521
Intake Site At Fort Sill VA BDD Office Building 4700, Suite 317, Mow-Way Road Fort Sill, OK 73503
Intake Site At Sheppard Air Force Base 455 McNair Road, #118 Fort Sill, OK 73611
Intake Site At Tinker Air Force Base BDD Office/Tinker Clinic Tinker AFB, OK 73145
Intake Site At Vance Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Support Center Enid, OK 73703

National Cemetery Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Fort Gibson National Cemetery 1423 Cemetery Road Ft. Gibson, OK 74434 918-478-2334
Fort Sill National Cemetery 2648 NE Jake Dunn Road Elgin, OK 73538 580-492-3200

Veterans Health Administration

Name Address Phone Number
Jay CBOC 1569 N. Main St. Jay, OK 74346 918-253-1900
Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (Jack C. Montgomery VAMC) 1011 Honor Heights Drive Muskogee, OK 74401 888-397-8387
Oklahoma City VA Health Care System 921 N.E. 13th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73104 405-456-1000
Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic / Tulsa 8921 South Mingo Road Tulsa, OK 74133 888-397-8387
South Oklahoma City VA Clinic 7919 Mid-America Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73135 405-855-6000
Tulsa Behavioral Medicine Clinic 10159 E 11th Street Tulsa, OK 74128 888-397-8387
Ada VA Clinic 717 Better Now Plaza Ada, OK 74820 580-436-2262
Altus VA Clinic 1604 N. Main Altus, OK 73521 580-482-0721
Ardmore VA Clinic 1235 12th Avenue NW Ardmore, OK 73401 580-222-0400
Blackwell VA Clinic 1009 W. Ferguson Ave. Blackwell, OK 74631 580-363-0052
Clinton VA Clinic 315 West Gary Boulevard Clinton, OK 73601-2835 580-547-0900
Enid VA Clinic 401 S. 3rd St. Enid, OK 73701 580-977-1855
Fourteenth Street VA Clinic 1301 Northeast Fourteenth Street Oklahoma City, OK 73117-2018 405-456-1000
Jack C. Montgomery East 2414 E. Shawnee Bypass Muskogee, OK 74403 888-397-8387
Lawton VA Clinic 4303 Pitman Street, Building 4303 Fort Sill, OK 73503 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 33326 Fort Sill, OK 73503 580-585-5600
McAlester VA Outpatient Clinic 2 E. Clark Bass Blvd (in Vascular Bldg., 2nd floor). McAlester, OK 74501 888-397-8387
McCurtain County Community Based Outpatient Clinic 903 SE Washington St. Idabel, OK 74745 580-920-7200
Norman VA Clinic 1020 24th Avenue Northwest Norman, OK 73069-6341 405-217-6000
North May VA Clinic 2915 Pine Ridge Road Oklahoma City, OK 73120 405-752-6500
Stillwater VA Clinic 320 N. Perkins Road Stillwater, OK 74075-5513 405-707-8100
Tinker VA Clinic 7050 Air Depot, 72nd Medical Group, Suite 1094 Tinker AFB, OK 73145-8716 405-582-6485
Tulsa VA Dental Clinic 5110 South Yale, Suite 200 Tulsa, OK 74135 888-397-8387
Vinita Outpatient Clinic 269 S 7th St Vinita, OK 74301 888-397-8387
Lawton Vet Center 10 SW 2nd St. Ste 4 Lawton, OK 73501 580-585-5880
Oklahoma City Vet Center 6804 N. Robinson Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73116 405-456-5184
Tulsa Vet Center 6130 E. 81st Street Suite 200 Tulsa, OK 74137 918-237-4200