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CalVet Veterans Benefit Enhancement Program (VBE)

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) have collaborated for two decades on veteran-specific outreach promoting Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance and increasing awareness of the requirements for using Medi-Cal and the benefits of utilizing United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) health care. 

In 2017, CalVet launched the Veterans Benefit Enhancement (VBE) program at its headquarters in Sacramento California.  With veteran referrals provided by DHCS and generated from a combination of the Public Assistance and Reporting Information System (PARIS) and the Medi-Cal Eligibility Data System (MEDS), CalVet provides the following outreach activities.

  • Veterans that are dually enrolled in Medi-Cal and the Veterans Health Care Administration (VHA) are provided with important information regarding both programs and how it may affect them in the future. Based on the information provided, veterans can make an informed decision on whether to continue with Medi-Cal or solely rely on the VHA for care.

  • Veterans are counseled on additional benefits that they may qualify for, and are referred to their local County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) for assistance. 





VBE Points of Contact: Jared Stone at: or  (916) 503-8087.


CalVet Veterans Benefit Enhancement Program

Health Care Coverage Questionnaire
*This questionnaire is only to be completed as an alternative method of submission to one that was received by mail or email.


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CalVet Veterans Benefit Enhancement Program (VBE)