Portland Regional Benefit Office
The US Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Portland Oregon relocated to the First and Main Building, located at 100 SW Main Street, in October 2010. Our office administers a variety of benefits and services including Compensation, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, outreach services for the homeless, elderly, minority Veterans and women Veterans, and public affairs.
The Veterans Service Center (VSC) administers the Compensation Program for Veterans and their dependents in the 36 counties in Oregon. In addition, the division is responsible for determining eligibility for certain benefits and services provided by Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation, Loan Guaranty, the Veterans Health Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration. Our primary focus is on the methods and manner through which we provide the best support possible to Veterans and their families.
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program helps Veterans with service-connected disabilities by offering them services and assistance to prepare for, find, and keep suitable employment. For Veterans with serious service-connected disabilities, VA also offers a program of services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
The Portland office has participated in the Homeless Veterans' Stand Downs for more than15 years. This program assists homeless Veterans with medical care, legal assistance, clothing and shelter. In February 2011, the Regional Office hired a Homeless Coordinator. The Regional Office is committed to Homeless Outreach around the state of Oregon. Our Homeless Coordinator will be making personal visits to each homeless shelter in the state as well as increasing our coordination with the VA Medical Centers.
Native American Veteran Outreach
We provide ongoing support to Native American Veterans living on reservations across Oregon through education, housing services, and other assistance as needed.
We strive to provide each Veteran and their family members the best possible service through caring, compassionate assistance to the maximum extent possible.