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Am I Eligible?

The first question many veterans ask is: Do I need to be a "California veteran" to qualify for this benefit?  In other words, did I need to enlist or gain my commission in California?  The answer is no.  Any veteran purchasing an owner occupied home in California is eligible for the benefit (this is a change from past requirements).

The second concern veterans have is: I have used my CalVet benefit already.  Can I use it a second time?  The answer to this question is yes.  As long as you do not currently have a CalVet Home loan on the portfolio, you are eligible to receive one.  There is no limit on the amount of times you can apply and receive a CalVet home loan.   The following are the specific eligibility requirements:

  • All veterans who served on active duty a minimum of 90 days (not including active duty for training purposes only), whether during wartime or peacetime, are eligible.

  • Eligibility requires service under honorable conditions.

  • There are no prior residency rules.  A veteran may have entered service from outside California.  National Guard or reservists who have been ordered to active duty, including Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) duty are eligible.



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Am I Eligible?