The state veterans program administered by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, under the direction of the Oklahoma Veterans Commission as the controlling board, provides a complete service to the State's veterans. This service includes nursing care, financial assistance in emergencies, and field service counseling in the filing of claims for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and state benefits.
Oklahoma is one of the top two states in the nation with seven veterans centers providing intermediate to skilled nursing care for its veterans. These centers are located in Ardmore, Claremore, Clinton, Lawton, Norman, Sulphur, and Talihina.
The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs also has a Claims and Benefits Division. This division has offices at the V.A. Regional Office in Muskogee; V.A. Medical Center, Oklahoma City; V.A. Medical Center, Muskogee; V.A. Outpatient Clinic, Tulsa; and the Lawton/Fort Sill Oklahoma Veterans Center. For further convenience of Oklahoma's veterans, the Claims and Benefits Division has Veterans Service Representatives who travel on an itinerant basis offering assistance in all counties throughout the state.