The Veterans Services Coordinator acts as a liaison for the 21,500+ Cleveland County veterans. If any veteran, veteran caregiver, widow, widower, or spouse have questions regarding veteran benefits or services they are encouraged to contact us. As a liaison, we will put veterans in contact with the agency or person that can best help them receive the benefits they have earned. Neely is also a Veterans Affairs Accredited Service Officer through Veterans Benefit Administration and can assist veterans directly to apply for benefits. Just visit his office at The Well, 210 S. James Garner Ave. Monday afternoons and Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
We speak at civic groups, clubs and concerned groups as well.
- How do I get a copy of my DD-214?
If you have access to the internet and a printer, visit www.archives.gov/personnel-records-center/military-personnel and follow the simple steps.
If you prefer the old fashioned way we will fill out an SF-180 and mail it to the appropriate location. Most veteran service clubs, the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, or Mark can assist you in this.
- How do I apply for benefits?
We are fortunate to have local service and volunteer organizations in our area that are trained in assisting veterans in determining their eligibility and applying for benefits that they have earned.
Visit these websites to learn more.
- Where do I get my embossed letter that allows me to apply for the property tax exemption?
Please call the ODVA representative at the VA in Muskogee at 888.655.2838. They will confirm the veterans 100% rating and mail the embossed letter that the County Assessor’s Office will need.