Download the 2016 Benefits for Veterans and Dependents Handbook
This unique handbook, written for veterans, covers a variety of veteran benefits.
California Department of Veterans Affairs: Learn about state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them. Get information tailored to your personal profile or simply browse the site anonymously.
eBenefits: Site for veterans, service members, and their families to research, find, access, and manage their benefits and personal information. It offers a personalized workspace that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account.
OC Veterans Service Office
Orange County Veterans Service Office: The Orange County Veterans Service Office provides free benefit claims counseling and information and referral assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Vet Center: Vet Centers offer a wide range of services to Veterans and their families at 300 community-based Vet Center locations.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to service members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors.
Veteran Designation on California Driver License and ID Card
Effective November 12, 2015, California Veterans will be able to obtain a "Veteran" designation on their California driver license or identification card (DL/ID). A Veteran designation on a DL/ID card proudly recognizes military service, and is intended to enable US Veterans to access certain privileges, benefits, or compensation associated with being a Veteran without having to carry and produce their Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 ). Visit the CALVET web site for instructions.