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The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is seeking volunteers to work with veterans in Clackamas, Deschutes and Polk counties who may not be aware of the state, county and federal benefits they qualify for or how to access them.
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs Home Loan Program had a banner year in 2018, with an outstanding $102,044,184 in new loan origination — a 21 percent increase over the previous year and the program’s highest total in over two decades
The Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs Home Loan Program has an increased limit for veteran home loans. Starting this year, ODVA will accept loan applications up to a maximum of $484,350, an increase from $453,100 in 2018.
Starting Jan. 1, 2019, Oregon veterans who qualify for a disabled parking permit and have a service-connected disability that is VA-rated at 50 percent or greater may apply for the new Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placard from the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Driver and Motor Vehicles division (DMV).
October 11, 2018. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today.
June 6, 2018. Paralyzed Veterans of America Commends President for Signing VA MISSION Act

WASHINGTON, DC — Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) issued the following statement today from its Executive Director, Carl Blake, in response to the House passage of the VA MISSION Act

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is proud to be partnering with 2018 QDoc, the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival, in showcasing the groundbreaking, ODVA-sponsored film “Breaking the Silence.”
Shannon Langley, an Army veteran who helped lead an incredible turnaround in the ability of veterans to secure employment and training opportunities in Oregon, has been named the state’s Woman Veteran of the Year.
Oregon’s hugely successful Highly Rural Transportation Grant Program cleared its latest milestone this quarter, crossing the million-mile mark in only three and a half years.

WASHINGTON, DC— 3/19/18 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) released the statement today from its Executive Director, Carl Blake, in response to the impending release of the Omnibus spending bill later this evening.

The first 2018 meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon March 7 at 4 Spirits Distillery, 3405 S.W. Deschutes St. in Corvallis.
The public is invited to attend and participate.

The first 2018 meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon March 7 at 4 Spirits Distillery, 3405 S.W. Deschutes St. in Corvallis.
The public is invited to attend and participate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 2/2/18, The Minnesota Vikings NFL team will be hosting this year’s Super Bowl in a 65,400-seat stadium featuring superior wheelchair access and seating options, thanks in part to guidance from Paralyzed Veterans of America’s (Paralyzed Veterans) Architecture Department and Minnesota Chapter.
During the last ten years, the non-profit Bend Heroes Foundation has been successful in requesting the Oregon legislature and 4 Governors to adopt laws honoring nearly one-half million Oregon veterans who served during 5 major wars during the last 100 years beginning with WWI.
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.
Paralyzed Veterans of America “Deeply Disappointed” in New Tax Reform Plan. Organization cautions on provisions that undermine economic independence and community integration of veterans with disabilities.
The City of Portland’s Disability Program is now accepting applications for their 2018 Disability Power PDX. This is Portland’s only disability-centered opportunity focused on Portland’s civic and community engagement. Disability Power PDX offers training, skill building, and practical experience for people with disabilities who want to affect public policy and become more engaged in Portland’s communities.

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