Are You A Veteran?

Have you Served in the U.S. Armed Forces?

The California Department of Veterans Affairs CalVet Connect program would like you to receive information regarding benefits that you may be entitled to such as:

  • Employment – You may qualify for unemployment benefits after separation from active duty. You may also be entitled to Veteran Preference Points on state and federal employment examinations.
  • Housing – You may qualify for the CalVet Home Loan program which offers competitive market interest rates with low or no down payment to veterans that meet eligibility requirements.
  • Education – You or your dependents may be entitled to educational assistance such as the GI Bill, vocational rehabilitation, tuition fee waivers, etc.
  • Healthcare Services – You may be entitled to free or low cost health care through the Veterans Affair (VA) Health Care System.

Did you Know?

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and CalVet are in a partnership to help connect eligible veterans with information regarding benefits earned while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. As part of this effort, driver license and identification (DL/ID) card applications have a box where the applicant can indicate if they have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and want veterans benefits information sent to them.

Who may Benefit?

You and your dependents. According to CalVet, many of the 2 million veterans and their families residing in California are underserved and do not receive benefits for which they are entitled. California’s economy could be boosted by additional federal funds flowing into our economy by connecting veterans with their entitled benefits and services.

What do I do?

Check the “HAVE YOU SERVED IN THE MILITARY” box appearing on the DL/ID application. All veterans who served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive information relating to various services and benefits. DMV will provide the name and mailing address to CalVet of each veteran who indicates they want benefit information, and if you notify DMV of a mailing address change, DMV will also provide the new mailing address to CalVet.

Questions Commonly Asked

Q: Will my personal identifiable information be jeopardized?
A: No. By law, the only information transmitted to CalVet is your name and mailing address.

Q: How will I know if I am eligible for benefits?
A: CalVet will provide you with information that can assist in determining which benefits you are entitled and eligible to receive.

Q: How soon will I receive the information?
A: DMV does not know how long it will take for you to receive the information. The veteran benefits information is distributed by CalVet. Please contact CalVet at 1-877-741-8532.

Q: Is there another way to get veteran benefits information?
A: Yes. You can request benefits information by registering on the CalVet website at www.calvet.ca.gov

Q: If I change my mind or I no longer want information sent to me, who do I contact?
A: Please contact CalVet at 1-877-741-8532.

Resources

CalVet

To locate a CalVet office near you, please refer to government listing in your local telephone book or visit the CalVet website at www.calvet.ca.gov
Questions? Call CalVet at 1-877-741-8532.

California Department of Veterans Affairs (CDVA)

Veterans Services Division
1227 O Street, Room 105
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 1-800-952-5626
www.calvet.ca.gov

California Association of County Veterans Service Officers (CACVSO)

California Veterans Service Officers are available to assist and support veterans at the telephone numbers below:

Alameda County .................................(510) 577-3547
Amador County...................................(209) 267-5764
Butte County .......................................(530) 891-2759
Calaveras County................................(209) 754-6624
Colusa County.....................................(530) 458-0494
Contra Costa County...........................(925) 313-1481
Del Norte County................................(707) 464-2154
El Dorado County ...............................(530) 621-5892
Fresno County.....................................(559) 454-5436
Glenn County......................................(530) 934-6524
Humboldt County................................(707) 445-7341
Imperial County ..................................(760) 337-5012
Inyo County ........................................(760) 873-7850
Kern County........................... (661) 868-7300 ext 1-3
Kings County.......................(559) 582-3211 ext 2659
Lake County........................................(707) 263-2384
Lassen County.....................................(530) 251-8192
Los Angeles County............................(213) 744-4825
Madera County....................................(559) 675-7766
Marin County......................................(415) 499-6193
Mariposa County.................................(209) 966-3696
Mendocino County..............................(707) 463-4226
Merced County....................................(209) 385-7588
Modoc County ....................................(530) 233-6209
Monterey County ................................(831) 647-7613
Napa County .......................................(707) 253-6072
Nevada County....................................(530) 273-3396
Orange County....................................(714) 567-7450
Placer County......................................(916) 780-3290
Plumas County....................................(530) 283-6275
Riverside County ................................(951) 955-6050
Sacramento County.............................(916) 874-6811
San Benito County ..............................(831) 637-4846
San Bernardino County.......................(909) 387-5516
San Diego County...............................(858) 694-3222
San Francisco County .........................(800) 807-5799
San Joaquin County ............................(209) 468-2916
San Luis Obispo County .....................(805) 781-5766
San Mateo County...............................(650) 802-6598
Santa Barbara County .........................(805) 737-7900
Santa Clara County .............................(408) 553-6000
Santa Cruz County ..............................(831) 454-4761
Shasta County .....................................(530) 225-5846
Siskiyou County..................................(530) 842-8010
Solano County.....................................(707) 784-6590
Sonoma County...................................(707) 565-5960
Stanislaus County................................(209) 558-7380
Sutter and Yuba ...................................(530) 749-4967
Tehama County ...................................(530) 529-3664
Trinity County.....................................(530) 623-3975
Tulare County .....................................(559) 684-4960
Tuolumne County ...............................(209) 533-6280
Ventura County ...................................(805) 477-5155
Yolo County ........................................(530) 406-4850

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