Oregon’s Veteran Service Offices
Yamhill County’s VSO
Meet some Oregon vets and learn how their local Yamhill County VSO helps connect them to their earned benefits.
A common challenge for veterans is connecting to the benefits available to them after completing their military service. Assistance is available for pensions, housing, education, medical care and more; unfortunately, only about 30% of veterans take advantage of their earned benefits. This is where Veteran Services Offices (VSOs) come in. These county-based offices help veterans navigate the sometimes complex process of obtaining the benefits they earned by serving their country. In 2019, the Yamhill County VSO received $130,135 in Oregon Lottery funds to help carry out this important mission.
Oregon is unique in its support of veteran services. In 2016, voters directed 1.5% of all Oregon Lottery proceeds to support services for those who stood to protect us, our military veterans. Providing these funds to help operate and staff VSOs is just one way Oregonians thank our veterans for their service.
April Anderson’s Been There
April Anderson, a former US Army Combat Medic now residing in Yamhill County, believes in the value of connecting veterans with benefits and support services. According to April, “It’s really important that veterans know that there is help, and that they know that these programs can help better your life.”
April herself has utilized her local Veterans Resource Center. It’s made a difference for her and has helped her transition to a fulfilling civilian life in Yamhill County. Take a look!
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