The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs helps connect veterans and their family members to the benefits and services they earned through their military service. 

Our Central Office is located in Olympia and includes a Veterans Service Center as well as administrative support for all agency programs.

WDVA offers long-term care in our three  State Veteran Homes  (the Washington Soldiers Home, the Washington Veterans Home, and the Spokane Veterans Home) for honorably discharged veterans, and in some cases, their spouses. A fourth Veterans Home will be built in Walla Walla on the campus of the Jonathan M. Wainwright VA Medical Center.

The Veterans Services Division provides claims assistance as well as counseling services for veterans and their family members. And our State Veterans Cemetery honors veterans in their final resting place.

598,460 Veterans

60,000 Active Duty

19,000 Guard and Reserve

2,000,000 Family Members

24 Hour Veterans Crisis Line  800-273-8255 Press 1

EMPLOYMENT

Internships

Yes Vets Hiring Initiative

List of Certified Businesses

Veteran Business Resources

Linked Deposit

Veterans Farm at Orting

Vet Corps

Veterans Conservation Corps

Apprenticeships

Vocational Rehabilitation

Get Certified as a Veteran Owned Business

USAJOBS

Helmets to Hardhats

Certified Veteran and Servicemember Owned Businesses

EDUCATION

Veteran Supportive Campuses

Veterans Innovations Program

Operation Recognition

tuition waiver law

GI Bill

Washington Career Bridge

Washington's Community and Technical Colleges

Washington State’s Education Benefits for Veterans

Educat Benefits for Dependents of 100% Disabled Veterans or those who died as a result of military service

HEALTHCARE

Homeless Veterans

Building 9 For Veterans

King County Veterans Services

PTSD & War Trauma Counseling

Counselors

Traumatic Brain Injury TBI

Veterans Training Support Center

PTSD

Find a Counselor

Washington Connection

Health Affairs - Tricare

WOMEN VETERANS

WDVA Women Advisory Committee

WDVA PTSD Counseling Program

Federal VA Center for Women Veterans

Federal VA Women Veterans Health Care

Women's Health Clinic at Puget Sound

Women's Military Sexual Trauma Program

Women Veterans Summit

Women Veterans Resources

Women's Overseas Service League

Federal Legislation Related to Women Veterans

Women Organizing Women

Department of Labor Trauma Informed Care Guide for Service Providers

STATE BENEFITS

Washington Veterans News

Washington Veterans Calendar of Events

Military Transition Council

Justice for Vets

Stateside Legal Help

Veterans Justice Outreach

Incarcerated Veterans

Gold Star License Plates

Military License Plates

Free Disabled Veteran License Plate

Veteran/Military Service Award Emblems

Disabled parking

Survivor Benefits

Home Loans

Property Tax Relief

Washington CDL Military Skills Test Waiver

Nonresidents stationed in Washington License Plates

Free or Reduced Rate State Park Passes

Access Washington

Family Support Group

County Veterans Programs

Veterans Family Fund of America

Scholarships for Military Children

Heroes to Hometowns

Free or Reduced Veterans/Military Rate for Hunting & Fishing

Disabled Veterans Reduced Public Transportation Fees

Free or Reduced Rate State Park Passes

Washington residents stationed outside the state vehicle excise tax or RTA tax

Nonresidents Tax Exemption on vehicle excise tax or RTA tax

WASHINGTON VETERANS HOMES

Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, WA

Spokane Veterans Home 

Walla Walla Veterans Home

WASHINGTON VETERANS CEMETERY

Washington State Veterans Cemetery at Medical Lake

CONTACTS

Washington State Department of Veteran's Affairs

1102 Quince St SE
Olympia, WA 98504-1150

800-562-2308

American Legion Department of Washington

3600 Ruddell Rd SE
Lacey, WA 98503

360-491-4373
360-491-4375

360-491-7442 Fax

americanlegion@walegion.org

American Legion Department of Washington  Service Officer

Bob Wallace

Jackson Federal Bldg 
915 2nd Ave
Room 1042

Seattle, WA 98174


206-341-8262

206-220-6104 Fax

aml.vbasea@va.gov