How We Help Veterans
The goal of the Oregon Child Support Program is to work with both parents to ensure every child receives the financial and emotional support they need to thrive.
Military and veteran families face unique challenges when it comes to child support and parenting. Our program is here to help.
Program Military Liaison
The Oregon Child Support Program has a Military Liaison available to help Oregon veterans and answer questions specific to military families. We may be able to help by:
- reviewing your child support order to make sure it is correct.
- helping you pursue a modification of the monthly support obligation.
- assisting you to set up a monthly payment plan.
- making sure you are taking advantage of all your military benefits and other opportunities.
Contact the Military Liaison for the Oregon Child Support Program at 503-986-6138 or CSPMilitaryLiaisons@doj.state.or.us.
Oregon Veteran Resources
- Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs »
- Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs: Justice-Involved Veterans »
- Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs: How to File a Disability Claim – Filing a claim for disability benefits through the federal VA is actually a legal process. In order to receive benefits and compensation, you must file a claim with the United States proving eligibility through legal, military, and medical evidence. Though it is possible to file a claim yourself (just as it is possible to represent yourself in a court of law), it is highly recommended you seek the free assistance of an accredited Veteran Servicer Officer (VSO). In Oregon, VSO assistance is available in every county and several federally recognized tribes. VSOs represent veterans, their dependents, and survivors through each stage of the claims process, including appeals.
- Oregon State Bar Military Assistance Panel – The Oregon State Bar Military Assistance Panel program is designed to address legal concerns of Oregon service members and their families immediately before, during, and after deployment. The panel provides opportunities for Oregon attorneys to receive specialized training and offer pro bono services to service members deployed overseas.
- Veterans Apportionment
Additional Resources for Veterans
- U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs »
- A Handbook for Military Families – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Services.
- Military Child Custody Considerations / Military OneSource – Military service can significantly influence child custody issues. This article shares what processes and protections are available to help both service members and military spouses when it comes to the impact of deployments and moves on current arrangements.
- Legal Help for Veterans – U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Office of General Counsel