County Veteran Service Offices (CVSO) are the key agencies in providing California's veterans with assistance and connection to benefits and services in local communities throughout the state. CalVet's relationship with CVSOs ensures veterans and their families are served and represented by trained and accredited professionals. CVSOs are a critical component in the state's efforts to work directly with individual veterans and their families to ensure our Veterans receive benefits they earned through their service to our Nation. CVSOs are on the front lines for this important mission and play the key role in ensuring that veterans and their families are aware of their benefits, and in fact apply for and receive them. Together, the CVSOs, through claims initiation and development, and CalVet, through claims development and representation with appeals, provide assistance to veterans and their families in preparing and submitting claims and in representing claimants before the federal, state and local agencies providing veterans benefits. Call 844-SERV-VET to be connected to your local CVSO!
A County Veterans Service Office can assist anyone who has questions on Veteran benefits, including:
Widows of veterans
Children of deceased or disabled veterans
Parents who lost a son or daughter in military service
Friends, neighbors, or other concerned citizens
Who have questions about:
Service Connected Disability Compensation for injuries/issues related to military service
Non-Service Connected Disability Pension/Aid and attendance benefits for certain wartime era Veterans
Education benefits for Veterans and children of Veterans with service connected disabilities
Healthcare benefits and enrollment in the VA health care system
CalVet Home loans and VA loan guarantee benefits
California specific veterans benefits including: college tuition fee waivers
Upgrading discharges that are less than Honorable
Or need a referral for:
Medical Care, including inpatient or outpatient care, dental care, or PTSD treatment
Alcohol and drug dependency treatment programs
Information on VA Home loans or CalVet Farm and Home Loan assistance
Small Business Administration
Community based organizations that may be in your area
Services offered include:
Education on Federal, State and local Veteran benefits
Assistance with completing applications for VA disability claims or other Veteran benefits
Assistance/advocacy in evidence gathering or responding to VA correspondence
Information and referral to other programs that may be beneficial to Veterans and their families.
To locate your local CVSO visit https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/CVSO-Locations.aspx
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