Tribal Veterans Assistance

Mission Statement

The intent of the Tribal Member Veterans Quarterly Benefit Distribution Program is to reward Veterans or active military personnel for their service in the military.

Contact Info

Tribal Veterans Representative:
Michael Sisson

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Physical Address:
3009 E. Portland Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98404

P: (253) 686-8484

Distribution of Stipends

Qualified Veterans and active military personnel will receive $500 per quarter (October, January, April, July).


Applicant must:

  • Register with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians Veterans Committee;
  • Fill out and sign Veterans Quarterly Benefit Distribution Application;
  • Provide documentation of veteran status, this includes copy of DD-214 form;
  • Active military personnel must provide with their application copies of current military identification;
  • Active military personnel must notify the Puyallup Tribe of Indians Veterans Committee of any changes in military status, i.e., discharges and provide copies of DD-214.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must be:

  • A Puyallup Tribal member;
  • A Veteran: An individual who has served honorably in a branch of the military. This includes individuals who (served 180 days of active duty) received an honorable discharge or general discharge; or
  • On active duty: An individual who is serving in a branch of the military including reservist.

Ineligible Veterans

  • Veterans who have been dishonorably discharged are not considered Veterans under this policy and therefore are not eligible to receive Veterans benefits.

Applications, Policies and Procedures

Tribal Member Veterans Quarterly Benefit Distribution Applications and Policies and Procedures Manual can be obtained at the above address. Please Note: Policies are subject to change during the course of the year.