(KTEN) — Oklahoma was just named the No. 1 state in the country for veteran disability compensation by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The country-wide recognition is nothing new to the Sooner state when it comes to helping vets.

O.B. Brewer, a veteran who visits the Sulphur Veterans Home frequently, experiences the service first hand on a daily basis.

"They treat me like I'm somebody," Brewer said. "They take care of me like it's unbelievable."

Caring for retired service personnel is a priority in Oklahoma. For the second year in a row, 36.9 percent of veterans in the state receive disability compensation. This puts Oklahoma in the top two states for veterans receiving this financial help.

Sarah Lane deputy executive director at the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, says helping vets with their benefits has always been a priority.

"The message that I hope this sends to Oklahoma veterans is that the benefits in Oklahoma are accessible," Lane said. "The State of Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to helping you with the benefits you have earned."

Helping retired military personnel is more than just a financial commitment; the services provided at veterans homes are also making a difference.

"Everything that I need, they provide," Brewer said. "I just ask and they take care of it right there."

In an effort to continue veteran care services, the ODVA is planning to build a new veterans home in Ardmore. That will add to the state's growing financial benefits already being provided to vets.