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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.



California Transition Assistance Program (CalTAP) Transition Assistance Program (CalTAP)California Transition Assistance Program (CalTAP) is a program designed to inform and connect veterans of all eras to their earned federal and state benefits as well as provide continued support and assistance as their needs change over time.text/html; charset=utf-8 Content Page General Home
Regional Outreach 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) Program 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 Offices 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 Program 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 Veterans 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
Veterans Treatment Court 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 Assistance 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
CSAAVE 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 Burials 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 Registries 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

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College Fee Waiver 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 Licenses 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 Plates PlatesGP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|State;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40
Motor Vehicle Registration Fee Waiver 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.
State Parks and Recreation Pass 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.
Veterans Tax Benefits Tax BenefitsGP0|#33738d41-c6bb-48df-b262-9ea6c7e6cc5a;L0|#033738d41-c6bb-48df-b262-9ea6c7e6cc5a|County;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40;GP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|StateVeterans Tax Benefits


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