Tribal Veterans Information & Benefits

This page provides information and benefits for Snoqualmie Tribal Veterans.

Tribal Veterans are currently enrolled Snoqualmie Indian Tribe Member or Snoqualmie Descendent and a person who served and in the U.S. armed forces: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, or Coast Guard on active duty, in the reserve, or in National Guard.

Snoqualmie Tribe VETS ENGAGED: Veteran Salmon Fishing Retreat 2023 - NEW

When: Friday, August 18th or 25th
Time: 6 AM – 1 PM
Where: Shilshole Bay Marina 7001 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle Dock H (fuel dock)
What: Private Salmon fishing Charter (King, Coho, and Pink)
Guests: Each Veteran may bring 1 guest of their choice (guest does not need to be a veteran)

Included: Fishing gear, bait, fish fillet/cleaning, a lunch stipend will be issued to the Veteran in the amount of $75.00 two weeks prior to your reservation.

REMINDER: Veteran and guests please get your fishing license in advance of trip. Please bring your lunch, snacks, and drinks for you and your guest.

Priority Reservations for Snoqualmie Veterans are due by July 16, 2023.

Reservation requests can be sent to
This request does not guarantee a reservation as there are limited spots per day. Following the priority deadline for Members, this opportunity will be opened to Enterprise Veterans and the local VFW Snoqualmie Post.


The PACT Act

The PACT Act is perhaps the largest health care and benefit expansion in VA history. The PACT Act was recently approved that greatly expands medical coverage and access to disability claims for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances.

For Tribal Veterans that believe they qualify and want to file a claim or appeal a previously submitted claim. Our TVSO Bessie MedicineBird is available to assist.


Tribal Veterans Representative/Tribal Veteran Service Officer

The Snoqualmie Tribe currently has a Tribal Veterans Representative/Tribal Veteran Service Officer accredited with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Their role is to fully meet the needs of veterans and family members of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe by having the ability to assist claimants in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for VA benefits as an accredited representative.

Contact Info:

Bessie MedicineBird
P.O. Box 969
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Phone: 425.888.6551 x6234 | Fax: 206.202.4535

Veteran's Vehicle Ride Share Program

The Snoqualmie Tribe is providing a free vehicle sharing service for eligible Veterans who reside in the Snoqualmie Valley Area, including Snoqualmie Tribal Members, Casino Team Members, and non-Tribal Member Veterans. The vehicle provided by the Snoqualmie Tribe is for U.S. Military Veterans who need transportation for everyday needs including common errands, VA appointments, and meetings.

Visit the Veteran’s Vehicle web page for additional information and registration forms

Veterans Healthcare Program In-Home Care

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe provides in-home care services to Tribal Veterans up to $15,000 USD (fifteen thousand) per fiscal year to assist with bridging the gap in healthcare services and funding.

The purpose of in-home care is to provide short-term assistance to a Tribal Veteran who is recovering from a major medical event, surgery, or in need of hospice/end of life care. The level and type of service is to be determined by the Veteran’s primary care provider (M.D./ARNP) and is based upon temporary impairment due to functional limitations and an inability to perform the normal activities for daily living.

The Veterans In-Home Care benefit is a one-time benefit subject to change at any time based on the availability of funds, as may be determined by resolution of the Tribal Council of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.


Copayment Exemption for American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans NEW

VA published a final rule in the Federal Register on April 4, 2023, that exempts eligible American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans from copayments for health care and all urgent care visits received on or after January 5, 2022. Veterans seeking copayment exemption should submit copies of VA Form 10-334 and official tribal documentation to receive this new benefit.

The copayment exemption:

  • Retroactively reimburses eligible American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans from copayments for health care and all urgent care visits received on or after January 5, 2022.
  • Eliminates future copayment collection of copayments for health care and all urgent care visits for eligible American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans.


Snoqualmie Casino Valor Crescent Club Care

All active-duty military and reserve, members of the National Guard, Veterans and retired military personnel, can receive an honorary Valor Crescent Club card from the Snoqualmie Casino.

Valor Card benefits:

  • 10% discount on dining – Falls Buffet, Snoqualmie Café and Deli, Drip, 12 Moons, Vista Prime Steaks & Seafood
  • 10% discount on live performances (some restrictions may apply)
  • 10% discount on Sno Shoppe purchases

Learn more and sign up for the Snoqualmie Casino’s Crescent Club

Veteran Resources & Information
  • Request a copy of your DD-214 and other military records. Learn More
  • Veterans and Gold Star Families get free entrance to national parks, refuges, other public lands Learn More
  • Honorably discharged veterans with a disability percentage rating can qualify for reduced WA Department of Fish and Wildlife fees Learn More

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