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California is home to nearly 2 million veterans. They range in age from World War II veterans in their 90's to “Millennials” from the current conflicts. Each generation has a different need and interest and each has a different way to learn about those services and benefits, but the one common element for all of you (and your family) is you stood up, put on the uniform and served in the U.S. Military. You are a veteran and because of that distinction you have earned benefits and services that will help you transition back to civilian life, or help you when you are finished with your civilian career and are now looking at retirement.

CalVet offers a variety of services to honorably discharged veterans from residency in one of our state Veterans Homes to helping you purchase a home through our Farm and Home Loan program. This department also advocates for veterans, providing information and representation before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. There are many services, benefits and preferences provided to you by the people of California as a way to honor your service…explore this site and find out what you may have been missing.

 

 

California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE)https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Approving-Agency-for-Veterans-Education-CSAAVE.aspx California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE)GP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|State;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40;GP0|#c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40;L0|#0c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40|Federal;GP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVetThe CSAAVE operates as part of the government of the State of California to approve or disapprove veterans' education and training programs, prevent abuses, and promote quality in veterans' education.GP0|#65ee49f3-627f-4f9b-ada3-d7106d282561;L0|#065ee49f3-627f-4f9b-ada3-d7106d282561|Certification Programs;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#5215edf8-a5cf-4375-b33e-cfa2eb885d89
CalVet Home Loanshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/HomeLoansCalVet Home LoansGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40;GP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|StateIf you are a veteran and want a great home loan, then you need a CalVet Home Loan. You'll find the CalVet Loan will save you money and provide protection for your home and investment. GP0|#89dcad80-e31e-4dd6-a212-580f5366c218;L0|#089dcad80-e31e-4dd6-a212-580f5366c218|Ownership (Loans);GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#c9b06dee-988a-43b8-be19-f11fc83e098b
CalVet Home Loanshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/rentCalVet Home LoansGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40;GP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|StateIf you are a veteran and want a great home loan, then you need a CalVet Home Loan. You'll find the CalVet Loan will save you money and provide protection for your home and investment. GP0|#89dcad80-e31e-4dd6-a212-580f5366c218;L0|#089dcad80-e31e-4dd6-a212-580f5366c218|Ownership (Loans);GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#c9b06dee-988a-43b8-be19-f11fc83e098b
CalVet Home Loanshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/calvet-programs/home-loansCalVet Home LoansGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40;GP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|StateIf you are a veteran and want a great home loan, then you need a CalVet Home Loan. You'll find the CalVet Loan will save you money and provide protection for your home and investment. GP0|#89dcad80-e31e-4dd6-a212-580f5366c218;L0|#089dcad80-e31e-4dd6-a212-580f5366c218|Ownership (Loans);GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#c9b06dee-988a-43b8-be19-f11fc83e098b
CalVet Homeless Veteran Outreach Support Programhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Stand-Down-Grant-Program.aspxCalVet Homeless Veteran Outreach Support 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 Support Program was developed in 2000 in order to assist in offsetting the cost incurred by organizations conducting Stand Down events throughout California. GP0|#81c6eb6f-a8d1-42e8-b215-4f611fc99bd8;L0|#081c6eb6f-a8d1-42e8-b215-4f611fc99bd8|Homelessness/Emergency Services;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#c9b06dee-988a-43b8-be19-f11fc83e098b
CalVet Veteran Homeshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetHomesCalVet Veteran HomesGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40;GP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|StateThe Veterans Homes range in size from 60 residents on 20+ acre campuses to over 1,000 residents on a 500 acre campus. Each Home is distinctive within its region and offers its own unique environment, levels of care combinations and a range of social GP0|#4bc8b5dc-1dc0-44b8-88b3-712c0cdeea98;L0|#04bc8b5dc-1dc0-44b8-88b3-712c0cdeea98|Long-Term Care/Assisted Living;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#da9bfb87-62dc-4692-8a42-37a674899d58GP0|#8bc426da-5a83-4529-ae8b-e3d0ec4f8f04;L0|#08bc426da-5a83-4529-ae8b-e3d0ec4f8f04|Long-Term Supportive;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#c9b06dee-988a-43b8-be19-f11fc83e098b
CalVet Veteran Homeshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/calvet-programs/veteran-homesCalVet Veteran HomesGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40;GP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|StateThe Veterans Homes range in size from 60 residents on 20+ acre campuses to over 1,000 residents on a 500 acre campus. Each Home is distinctive within its region and offers its own unique environment, levels of care combinations and a range of social GP0|#4bc8b5dc-1dc0-44b8-88b3-712c0cdeea98;L0|#04bc8b5dc-1dc0-44b8-88b3-712c0cdeea98|Long-Term Care/Assisted Living;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#da9bfb87-62dc-4692-8a42-37a674899d58GP0|#8bc426da-5a83-4529-ae8b-e3d0ec4f8f04;L0|#08bc426da-5a83-4529-ae8b-e3d0ec4f8f04|Long-Term Supportive;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#c9b06dee-988a-43b8-be19-f11fc83e098b
CalVet Veteran Serviceshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServicesCalVet Veteran ServicesGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40The Division of Veterans Services is responsible for administering a number of special programs, benefits and services for California veterans and their families.
CalVet Veteran Serviceshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/calvet-programs/veteran-servicesCalVet Veteran ServicesGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40The Division of Veterans Services is responsible for administering a number of special programs, benefits and services for California veterans and their families.
California Veterans Registryhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/California-Veterans-Registry.aspxCalifornia Veterans RegistryGP0|#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 California Veterans Registry is a permanent record of all California Veterans, past and present, who have served our nation since statehood was established in 1850.
Cemeteries and Burialshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Cemeteries-and-Burials.aspxCemeteries and BurialsGP0|#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 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 cemetery
Communicationshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/CommunicationsCommunicationsGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40The Communications and Legislation Unit is the public relations arm of CalVet. The group handles public Information, public and media  inquiries, and legislation impacting veterans in the state.
Communicationshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/about-us/communicationsCommunicationsGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40The Communications and Legislation Unit is the public relations arm of CalVet. The group handles public Information, public and media  inquiries, and legislation impacting veterans in the state.
DVBE Advisory Councilhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/DVBE-Council.aspxDVBE Advisory CouncilGP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|State;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40The purpose of the DVBE Advisory Council is to establish a forum for the DVBEs to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs that affect DVBE participation in State Agency contracting.GP0|#4ac206e7-ad9a-4ca5-9762-395e5e9885ed;L0|#04ac206e7-ad9a-4ca5-9762-395e5e9885ed|Business Ownership;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#18f73f05-7b03-4025-8822-a4eb34256ea0
Incarcerated Veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Incarcerated-Veterans.aspxIncarcerated VeteransGP0|#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|CalVet;GP0|#c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40;L0|#0c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40|Federal;GP0|#33738d41-c6bb-48df-b262-9ea6c7e6cc5a;L0|#033738d41-c6bb-48df-b262-9ea6c7e6cc5a|CountyIt is important justice-involved Veterans are familiar with what happens to VA benefits and benefits they are receiving, if they become incarcerated.GP0|#4c05756c-027d-4a5a-812b-5c0319a8989d;L0|#04c05756c-027d-4a5a-812b-5c0319a8989d|Vet Courts / Incarceration;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#f5fd1077-c00e-46e5-8956-6343b29ab783
Jobshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Jobs.aspxJobsGP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|State;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40State and federal employment assistance program, veterans preference programs, How-to-Get-a-State-Job tutorials, veteran-specific job sites, local job fairs and more.GP0|#229e55bf-27e5-4b86-ad57-f0d641ad0ee0;L0|#0229e55bf-27e5-4b86-ad57-f0d641ad0ee0|Employment Assistance;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#18f73f05-7b03-4025-8822-a4eb34256ea0
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/MinorityVets/Pages/LGBT.aspxLesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) VeteransGP0|#07fa9beb-6622-4b11-823f-ef34105cf5a9;L0|#007fa9beb-6622-4b11-823f-ef34105cf5a9|Non-Profit;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40;GP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVetCalVet is committed to ensuring all veterans have access to and receive the benefits they have earned without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability or sexual orientation. GP0|#8b0c38c4-f260-42d1-8c9b-c47f102bc38d;L0|#08b0c38c4-f260-42d1-8c9b-c47f102bc38d|Veteran Service Organizations;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#f5fd1077-c00e-46e5-8956-6343b29ab783;GP0|#dcb9b6b8-207c-45f7-bdeb-4e72ef349fc8;L0|#0dcb9b6b8-207c-45f7-bdeb-4e72ef349fc8|LGBT Veterans
ListServhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/ListServ.aspxListServGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40CalVet has divided California into eight regions each region is associated with its own email database. These databases are used to send out information pertaining to veteran events and programs in your local communities.
Minority Veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/MinorityVetsMinority VeteransGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40Minority Veterans Division promotes the use of VA benefits, programs, and services by minority and LGBT veterans. We advocate on behalf of minority and LGBT veterans by identifying gaps in services and making recommendations to improve serviceGP0|#dcb9b6b8-207c-45f7-bdeb-4e72ef349fc8;L0|#0dcb9b6b8-207c-45f7-bdeb-4e72ef349fc8|LGBT Veterans;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#f5fd1077-c00e-46e5-8956-6343b29ab783;GP0|#877bb96a-377b-4521-87ad-f4491220ce9f;L0|#0877bb96a-377b-4521-87ad-f4491220ce9f|Women Veterans
Minority Veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/calvet-programs/minority-veteransMinority VeteransGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40Minority Veterans Division promotes the use of VA benefits, programs, and services by minority and LGBT veterans. We advocate on behalf of minority and LGBT veterans by identifying gaps in services and making recommendations to improve serviceGP0|#dcb9b6b8-207c-45f7-bdeb-4e72ef349fc8;L0|#0dcb9b6b8-207c-45f7-bdeb-4e72ef349fc8|LGBT Veterans;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#f5fd1077-c00e-46e5-8956-6343b29ab783;GP0|#877bb96a-377b-4521-87ad-f4491220ce9f;L0|#0877bb96a-377b-4521-87ad-f4491220ce9f|Women Veterans
On-Line California Veteran Registryhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/CVRRegister1.aspxOn-Line California Veteran RegistryGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40;GP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|StateThe California Veterans Registry is a permanent record of all California Veterans, past and present, who have served our nation since statehood was established in 1850. Each California veteran is entitled to the basic information. GP0|#f7cb3df7-cd31-4f9e-87f3-1a4a9d150c08;L0|#0f7cb3df7-cd31-4f9e-87f3-1a4a9d150c08|State Partner Benefits;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#f5fd1077-c00e-46e5-8956-6343b29ab783
Women Veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/WomenVetsWomen VeteransGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40Welcome to the CalVet Women Veterans page! California is home to 185,269 women veterans. With California's women leading the nation in military service, it is imperative to acknowledge and address the needs of this growing demographic.GP0|#dcb9b6b8-207c-45f7-bdeb-4e72ef349fc8;L0|#0dcb9b6b8-207c-45f7-bdeb-4e72ef349fc8|LGBT Veterans;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#f5fd1077-c00e-46e5-8956-6343b29ab783;GP0|#bc9fff4b-842c-49d5-bf52-15deb5658e15;L0|#0bc9fff4b-842c-49d5-bf52-15deb5658e15|Sexual Assault/ Harassment/ MST;GP0|#877bb96a-377b-4521-87ad-f4491220ce9f;L0|#0877bb96a-377b-4521-87ad-f4491220ce9f|Women Veterans
Women Veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/calvet-programs/women-veteransWomen VeteransGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40Welcome to the CalVet Women Veterans page! California is home to 185,269 women veterans. With California's women leading the nation in military service, it is imperative to acknowledge and address the needs of this growing demographic.GP0|#dcb9b6b8-207c-45f7-bdeb-4e72ef349fc8;L0|#0dcb9b6b8-207c-45f7-bdeb-4e72ef349fc8|LGBT Veterans;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#f5fd1077-c00e-46e5-8956-6343b29ab783;GP0|#bc9fff4b-842c-49d5-bf52-15deb5658e15;L0|#0bc9fff4b-842c-49d5-bf52-15deb5658e15|Sexual Assault/ Harassment/ MST;GP0|#877bb96a-377b-4521-87ad-f4491220ce9f;L0|#0877bb96a-377b-4521-87ad-f4491220ce9f|Women Veterans

 

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