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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.
CalVet Connect can help you successfully re-enter civilian life by connecting you to the veterans benefits and services you have earned.
The Orange County Veterans Service Office provides free benefit claims counseling and information and referral assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors.
Vet Centers offer a wide range of services to Veterans and their families at 300 community-based Vet Center locations.
Those that have served in the military for the last 18 months and become unemployed should call the EDD immediately for UI benefits. Your claim cannot begin until you file for benefits.
VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Servicemembers, Veterans, their dependents and survivors.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
Compensation is a claim for official recognition of a medical condition that was treated while on active duty or within a presumptive period after leaving active du ty. Compensation provides monetary monthly disability payments and free medical treatment for service connection conditions.
Pension is a program for war time veterans only, who are totally disabled, not related to military service, or are age 65 or older and have a below the poverty level annual family income. The Pension Program provides a monetary benefit that is the difference between the federally defined poverty limit and the eligible veterans annual family income. The application for either disability program is a 21-526.
All veterans with an honorable discharge are entitled to receive no cost internment in a National Veterans Cemetery. Mortuary charges will be paid by the veterans family or friends.
Surviving spouse or children of a deceased veteran may be entitled to receive benefits if the veteran’s death occurred in service, when a veteran dies of a service-connected disability, or in certain circumstances if a veteran rated totally disabled from service-connected disability dies from non-service-connected conditions.
To request military medical records, medals, or discharge documents complete Form SF-180. Requested documents will be mailed via hard copy files and / or microfiche records. For more information regarding military discharge documents, medical records and medals, visit the National Personnel Records Center .
Need for Regular Aid 21-2680
Statement in Support of Claim 21-4138
To The Dept. of Veteran Affairs 21-4142
Veterans Compensation and Pension 21-526
Burial Benefits 21-530
Dependency & Indemnity Compensation * Death Pension * Accrued Benefits by a Surviving Spouse or Child 21-534
Declaration of Status 21-686c
Increased Compensation 21-8940
Education Application 22-1990
Request for Certificate of Eligibility 26-1880
Designation of Beneficiary 29-336
Insurance Deduction Authorization 29-888
From the Armed Forces DD-293
College Tuition/Fee Waiver DVS-40
10 Point Veterans Preference SF-15
Military Records SF-180
Nursing Home Assisted Living 21-0779
Care Expense Statement
VSO Appointment Checklist
VA Work Study Program Application 22-8691