Over 31,000 elders applied for Respond, Recover and Rebuild Elder Assistance. A $400 check will be mailed to elders directly, starting this week. For those elders in the reservation, a $1,200 payment will be made soon directly to utility companies. Questions: elders@cherokee.org

Office of Veteran Affairs

17725 South Muskogee Ave. Tahlequah, OK 74464

Veteran Claims, Benefits and Transportation

The Office of Veteran Affairs has a partnership with the ODVA (Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs) and the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to offer assistance with claims and benefits. Every first and third Tuesday the ODVA and every second and fourth Tuesday the DAV are available at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center to assist veterans with their claims and benefits. The office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

At The Cherokee Nation Veteran Center, we assist with transportation as time allows. We ask for a two week notice before an appointment is made for transportation. Transportation from the Veteran Center is for medical appointments. For scheduling please contact the Office of Veteran Affairs at 918-772-4166.


Local Resources:

  • Purple Heart
    Phone number: 918-931-8632

  • American Legion Post 50
    Phone number: 918-931-1381

  • DAV
    Phone number: 918-931-1122

Other Veteran Resources: