Veterans Benefits

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Download the 2019 Benefits for Veterans and Dependents Handbook


This unique handbook, written for veterans, covers a variety of veteran benefits.

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Download the 2018 Calvet Veterans Resource Book 


This resource assists you in learning about and accessing the wide variety of services and benefits available to California veterans and family members. It also provides information about how to find out if you qualify, who to contact, and how to apply. 

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.


CalVet Veterans Services

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) works to serve California veterans and their families. This link provides veterans of every era and their families information on state and federal benefits and services they have earned and deserve as a result of selfless and honorable military service.


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.


National Resource Directory - California

The NRD is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.  It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.


OC Veterans Service Office

The OC Veterans Service Office offers appointments for free benefits claims counseling and information and referral assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors. Please ensure you bring all of the materials referenced in the checklist to your appointment. (Appointment Checklist)

Once ALL materials have been gathered, please call (714) 480-6555 or email: OCVSO@occr.ocgov.com to make an appointment.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Vet Center

Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families. 


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Access and manage your VA benefits and health care at this website.


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.


Vets101

Vets101 offers one-on-one help and answers to your questions about complex veterans benefits and services.  Site has links to Ask VetsFirst Knowledge Books, which are in-depth descriptions of a wide range of veterans benefits and services.