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Veteran Services

 

 You may be eligible for US Department of Veterans Affairs benefits if you are:

  • a veteran
  • a veteran’s dependent
  • surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran
  • an active-duty military servicemember
  • a member of the Reserve or National Guard

 

If you are eligible for federal benefits, but never have applied, you still can. Let a professionally trained VFW service officer help you. In fact, by turning to the VFW to help you file a claim, the chances for approval are much better than if you go it alone.

Below are some of the Veteran Services that you may have earned:

  • Compensation: US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can pay you monthly compensation if you are at least 10% disabled as a result of your military service.
  • Pension: You can receive a monthly pension if you are a wartime veteran with limited income, and you are permanently and totally disabled or at least 65 years old.
  • Medical Services: Various health services are available, including hospital, outpatient medical, dental, pharmacy and prosthetic services, sexual trauma counseling, specialized health care for women veterans, readjustment counseling, alcohol and drug dependency treatment and medical evaluation for disorders associated with military service in the Gulf War, or exposure to Agent Orange, radiation, and other environmental hazards. Note: Combat Veterans receive free medical care for any illness possibly associated with service during a period of hostility for two years from the veteran’s release from active duty.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment: VA can help veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find and keep suitable employment. For veterans with serious service-connected disabilities, VA also offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
  • Education & Training: VA pays benefits to eligible veterans, reservists, and active-duty servicemembers while they are in an approved education or training program.
  • Home Loans: VA offers various home-loan services to eligible veterans, some military personnel, and certain surviving spouses.
  • Life Insurance: Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) is renewable term life insurance for veterans who want to convert their SGLI up to an amount not to exceed the coverage you had when you separated from service. Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance, also called "RH" Insurance, is for service-connected veterans. Coverage is $10,000. You may be eligible for a $20,000 supplemental policy if you are totally disabled.

 

Veterans Services 

VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER CONTACT INFO

Sacramento Regional Office

Service Officer: 

Address: 10365 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento, CA 95627

Phone:  (916) 364-6798

Fax:  (916) 368-7256

 

Service Officer:  Robyn Kuznik

Address: 10535 Hospital Way, Bldg. 650, Room 1B072, Mather, CA  95655

Phone: (916) 843-7016

Oakland Regional Office

Claims Consultant: Michelle Collier

Address: Oakland Federal Bldg., 1301 Clay St., Room 1140N, Oakland, CA  94612

Phone:  (510) 835-1246

Fax:  (510) 835-8029

Los Angeles Regional Office

Service Officer: Jorge Betito

Address:  Federal Bldg., Room 5204, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90024

Phone:  (310) 235-7129 (ext. 7159)

Fax:  (310) 575-9722

Long Beach VA Healthcare System

Address: 5901 E. 7th St., Bldg. 126, Room W-210A, Long Beach, CA  90822

Phone:  (562) 826-5708

San Diego Regional Office

Service Officer: Marilyn Maxwell

Address:  VA Regional Office, 8810 Rio San Diego Drive, #1161, San Diego, CA  92108

Phone: (619) 400-5322

Fax:  (619) 291-8516

Email: marilyn.maxwell@va.gov