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CalVet Veteran Services

The Division of Veterans Services is responsible for administering a number of special programs, benefits and services for California veterans and their families. For personalized assistance in learning about your veteran benefits, or for help filing a claim for benefits, contact your local County Veterans Services Office.

 

 

Regional Outreachhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Regional-Outreach.aspxRegional OutreachCalVet works closely with local communities in its efforts to serve veterans, to ensure veterans get the assistance, benefits and services they need.text/html; charset=utf-8 Content Page General Home
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Programhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Disabled-Veteran-Business-Enterprise-Program.aspxDisabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) ProgramThe Office of Small Business and DVBE assists small and disabled veteran businesses by providing certification assistance, participating in outreach events, and supporting businesses through advocacy.text/html; charset=utf-8 Content Page General Home
CalVet Claims Representation at District Officeshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/District-Offices.aspxCalVet Claims Representation at District OfficesThe District Offices assist veterans and their families in accessing their federal and state veteran benefits at no cost. All three District Offices are open to the public and welcome walk-ins.text/html; charset=utf-8 Content Page General Home
CalVet Mental Health Programhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Mental-Health.aspxCalVet Mental Health ProgramThe Mental Health Service Act helps organizations such as CalVet address a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention and provide services. These veteran services serve to promote, preserve, or restore your health.text/html; charset=utf-8 Content Page General Home
Incarcerated Veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Incarcerated-Veterans.aspxIncarcerated VeteransIt is important justice-involved Veterans are familiar with what happens to VA benefits and benefits they are receiving, if they become incarcerated.text/html; charset=utf-8 Content Page General Home
CalVet Stand Down Grant Programhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Stand-Down-Grant-Program.aspxCalVet Stand Down Grant ProgramThe Homeless Veterans Outreach Grant was developed in 2000 in order to assist in offsetting the cost incurred by organizations conducting Stand Down events throughout California. text/html; charset=utf-8 Content Page General Home
Veterans Treatment Courthttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Veterans-Treatment-Court.aspxVeterans Treatment CourtVeterans Treatment Courts (VTC) is an alternative sentencing court that focus on treatment rather than incarceration and provide tools for rehabilitation and readjustment. text/html; charset=utf-8 Content Page General Home
CalVet County Assistancehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/County-Assistance.aspxCalVet County AssistanceThe County Subvention Programs is a group of fund programs mandated by the Legislature to reimburse counties for a portion of the costs of presenting and pursuing any claim the veteran may have against the USDVA. text/html; charset=utf-8 Content Page General Home
CSAAVEhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/CSAAVECSAAVEEligible service members, veterans and dependents can receive GI Bill® benefits when attending college education and job training programs approved and monitored by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE).text/html; charset=utf-8 Content Page General Home
Cemeteries and Burialshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Cemeteries-and-Burials.aspxCemeteries and BurialsThe Department of Veterans Affairs has adopted Sections 460 and 461 of Title 12 of the California Code of Regulations. These regulations establish the eligibility requirements for interment in a state veterans cemeterytext/html; charset=utf-8 Content Page General Home
Memorials and Registrieshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Memorials.aspxMemorials and RegistriesVeterans memorials are an important element of CalVet which are supported through a partnership of state and federal funding, in addition to donations from veterans and family members.text/html; charset=utf-8 Content Page General Home

 

 

Business License, Tax and Fee Waiverhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Business-License-Tax-and-Fee-Waiver.aspxBusiness License, Tax and Fee WaiverGP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|State;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40;GP0|#33738d41-c6bb-48df-b262-9ea6c7e6cc5a;L0|#033738d41-c6bb-48df-b262-9ea6c7e6cc5a|CountyThe Business License, Tax, and Fee Waiver benefit waives municipal, county, and state business license fees, taxes ,and fees for veterans who hawk, peddle, or vend any goods, wares, or merchandise owned by the veteran.
CalVet Stand Down Grant Programhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Stand-Down-Grant-Program.aspxCalVet Stand Down Grant ProgramGP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|State;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40;GP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVetThe Homeless Veterans Outreach Grant was developed in 2000 in order to assist in offsetting the cost incurred by organizations conducting Stand Down events throughout California.
College Fee Waiverhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/College-Fee-Waiver.aspxCollege Fee WaiverGP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|State;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40The College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus.
Fishing and Hunting Licenseshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Fishing-and-Hunting-Licenses.aspxFishing and Hunting LicensesGP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|State;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40This benefit reduces annual fees for fishing and hunting licenses for disabled veterans.
License Plateshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/License-Plates.aspxLicense PlatesGP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|State;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40
Motor Vehicle Registration Fee Waiverhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Motor-Vehicle-Registration-Fee-Waiver.aspxMotor Vehicle Registration Fee WaiverGP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|State;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40This benefit waives registration fees and provides for a free license plate for one passenger motor vehicle, one motorcycle, or one commercial motor vehicle of less than 8001 pounds unladen weight.
Property Tax Exemptionshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Property-Tax-Exemptions.aspxProperty Tax ExemptionsGP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|State;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40California has two property tax exemptions: one for veterans whose property is valued at $5,000 or less and one for disabled veterans meeting specific criteria.
State Parks and Recreation Passhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/State-Parks-and-Recreation-Pass.aspxState Parks and Recreation PassGP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|State;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40A lifetime State of California Parks pass. The pass is free of charge and entitles the holder to the use of all basic State Park System operated facilities at no further charge.

 

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