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Veteran Services / Benefits - VA Claims

‚ÄčThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mission is to provide benefits and services to veterans and their families in a responsive, timely and compassionate manner in recognition of their service to our Nation. Veterans and their dependents may be eligible for various benefits administered by the VA. County Veterans Service Offices throughout the state help veterans and their families file VA claims. CalVet provides claims review and representation for appeals services at our District Offices.

 

 

Agent Orangehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Agent-Orange.aspxAgent OrangeGP0|#c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40;L0|#0c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40|Federal;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40Agent Orange is the name given to the herbicides used to remove unwanted plant life which provided cover for enemy forces during Vietnam. Shortly following Vietnam, some veterans reported a variety of medical problems attributed to exposure.GP0|#0d***************b-b0cf-82c1a2198f05;L0|#00d***************b-b0cf-82c1a2198f05|Clinical Treatments;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#da9bfb87-62dc-4692-8a42-37a674899d58;GP0|#341c5688-ed39-46a1-a3d8-939858a388e1;L0|#0341c5688-ed39-46a1-a3d8-939858a388e1|Veterans Health Administration (VHA);GP0|#1dd42c32-3a24-48f3-a997-0c21c12dbf35;L0|#01dd42c32-3a24-48f3-a997-0c21c12dbf35|Healthcare ResourcesGP0|#26221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87;L0|#026221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87|VA Claims Information/Assistance;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#96d0e00b-fd05-4a0b-a3c6-cdc3c1ff9426
CalVet Claims Representation at District Officeshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/District-Offices.aspxCalVet Claims Representation at District OfficesGP0|#4003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41;L0|#04003dae8-93aa-4d97-9443-e5dadc04da41|CalVet;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40The 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.GP0|#a3ad18e2-88a6-4b06-9bfa-eb21180a23bc;L0|#0a3ad18e2-88a6-4b06-9bfa-eb21180a23bc|Claims Representation;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#96d0e00b-fd05-4a0b-a3c6-cdc3c1ff9426
County Veterans Service Officeshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/County-Veteran-Service-Organization.aspxCounty Veterans Service OfficesGP0|#33738d41-c6bb-48df-b262-9ea6c7e6cc5a;L0|#033738d41-c6bb-48df-b262-9ea6c7e6cc5a|County;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40In California, the County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) plays a critical role in connecting veterans and their families with their services and benefits.GP0|#5348ac4e-0c21-4736-9630-e1025b5d0b1f;L0|#05348ac4e-0c21-4736-9630-e1025b5d0b1f|County Veteran Service Offices;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#f5fd1077-c00e-46e5-8956-6343b29ab783GP0|#26221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87;L0|#026221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87|VA Claims Information/Assistance;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#96d0e00b-fd05-4a0b-a3c6-cdc3c1ff9426
Dependent and Indemnity Compensationhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Dependant-and-Indemnity-Compensation.aspxDependent and Indemnity CompensationGP0|#c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40;L0|#0c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40|Federal;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury.GP0|#26221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87;L0|#026221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87|VA Claims Information/Assistance;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#96d0e00b-fd05-4a0b-a3c6-cdc3c1ff9426
Depleted Uraniumhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Depleted-Uranium.aspxDepleted UraniumGP0|#c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40;L0|#0c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40|Federal;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40Veterans who served in active duty service in Gulf War I or II may have been exposed to a byproduct of the uranium enrichment process that makes nuclear fuel. GP0|#0d***************b-b0cf-82c1a2198f05;L0|#00d***************b-b0cf-82c1a2198f05|Clinical Treatments;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#da9bfb87-62dc-4692-8a42-37a674899d58;GP0|#341c5688-ed39-46a1-a3d8-939858a388e1;L0|#0341c5688-ed39-46a1-a3d8-939858a388e1|Veterans Health Administration (VHA)GP0|#26221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87;L0|#026221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87|VA Claims Information/Assistance;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#96d0e00b-fd05-4a0b-a3c6-cdc3c1ff9426
Disability Compensationhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Disability-Compensation.aspxDisability CompensationGP0|#c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40;L0|#0c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40|Federal;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40Disability compensation is a monetary benefit paid to a veteran for any injury, condition, or illness that started in or was exacerbated by active service in the military.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-4692-8a42-37a674899d58;GP0|#0d***************b-b0cf-82c1a2198f05;L0|#00d***************b-b0cf-82c1a2198f05|Clinical Treatments;GP0|#341c5688-ed39-46a1-a3d8-939858a388e1;L0|#0341c5688-ed39-46a1-a3d8-939858a388e1|Veterans Health Administration (VHA)GP0|#26221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87;L0|#026221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87|VA Claims Information/Assistance;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#96d0e00b-fd05-4a0b-a3c6-cdc3c1ff9426
Disability Ratinghttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Disability-Rating.aspxDisability RatingGP0|#c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40;L0|#0c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40|Federal;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40In order to qualify for veterans disability benefits, certain criteria must be met. If the VA determines that a veteran qualifies for disability benefits, it assigns the disability a rating to signify the extent of the disability or disease. GP0|#26221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87;L0|#026221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87|VA Claims Information/Assistance;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#96d0e00b-fd05-4a0b-a3c6-cdc3c1ff9426
Healthcare Serviceshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Healthcare-Services.aspxHealthcare ServicesGP0|#c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40;L0|#0c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40|Federal;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40VA operates the nation's largest integrated health care system with more than 1,500 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities. GP0|#341c5688-ed39-46a1-a3d8-939858a388e1;L0|#0341c5688-ed39-46a1-a3d8-939858a388e1|Veterans Health Administration (VHA);GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#da9bfb87-62dc-4692-8a42-37a674899d58;GP0|#34e568d9-5607-4ef8-8809-f0b0e94e4c0f;L0|#034e568d9-5607-4ef8-8809-f0b0e94e4c0f|Mental Health/Behavioral Health;GP0|#0d***************b-b0cf-82c1a2198f05;L0|#00d***************b-b0cf-82c1a2198f05|Clinical TreatmentsGP0|#a3ad18e2-88a6-4b06-9bfa-eb21180a23bc;L0|#0a3ad18e2-88a6-4b06-9bfa-eb21180a23bc|Claims Representation;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#96d0e00b-fd05-4a0b-a3c6-cdc3c1ff9426;GP0|#26221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87;L0|#026221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87|VA Claims Information/Assistance
Healthcare Transportationhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Healthcare-Transportation.aspxHealthcare TransportationGP0|#6e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d;L0|#06e7f5e81-85db-4da5-85e1-e7b79b33347d|State;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40VA has authority to provide eligible beneficiaries reimbursement for mileage, special mode of transportation (when medically justified by a VA health care provider), and in certain circumstances, taxi or hired car.GP0|#a0ddbd4f-b06d-43fc-bdf2-167ba0c10c59;L0|#0a0ddbd4f-b06d-43fc-bdf2-167ba0c10c59|Transportation to and from Healthcare Services;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#da9bfb87-62dc-4692-8a42-37a674899d58;GP0|#4bc8b5dc-1dc0-44b8-88b3-712c0cdeea98;L0|#04bc8b5dc-1dc0-44b8-88b3-712c0cdeea98|Long-Term Care/Assisted LivingGP0|#26221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87;L0|#026221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87|VA Claims Information/Assistance;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#96d0e00b-fd05-4a0b-a3c6-cdc3c1ff9426
Hearing Loss and Tinnitushttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Hearing-Loss-and-Tinnitus.aspxHearing Loss and TinnitusGP0|#c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40;L0|#0c95f3d4d-6341-49c7-8b1b-33843ff9fe40|Federal;GTSet|#fc10879e-9a72-41d9-97bf-50a6063a1d40Veterans who have experienced hearing loss or suffer from tinnitus may be eligible for monthly compensation and hearing aids, repairs, and future batteries could all be provided at no charge.GP0|#0d***************b-b0cf-82c1a2198f05;L0|#00d***************b-b0cf-82c1a2198f05|Clinical Treatments;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#da9bfb87-62dc-4692-8a42-37a674899d58;GP0|#341c5688-ed39-46a1-a3d8-939858a388e1;L0|#0341c5688-ed39-46a1-a3d8-939858a388e1|Veterans Health Administration (VHA)GP0|#26221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87;L0|#026221c28-0909-4366-a7ce-c5a8c7555e87|VA Claims Information/Assistance;GTSet|#34f6d230-6ff6-4903-9782-a6834cfdb0e8;GPP|#96d0e00b-fd05-4a0b-a3c6-cdc3c1ff9426

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