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California Veteran Resources

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offer various resources to veterans and their families. Please use this page as a tool to help you explore the options available through CalVet.

For a full list of benefits, please view the following resource book:

You may also contact CalVet by phone at 1-800-952-5626.

VA Benefits Hotline: 1-800-827-1000

Veterans Service Offices

If you are looking for help and don't know where to begin, a good place to start is with your local veterans service office.

Veterans Service Offices (CVSO) actively pursue the rights of veterans and dependents of the United States Armed Forces to receive Department of Veterans Affairs benefits. The VSO schedules appointments for benefits claims counseling and assistance to veterans, their dependents, and survivors.

Find a local CVSO at 1-844-SERV-VET (1-844-7378-838)

Employment Resources For Veterans

CalVet Employment Benefits


U.S. Department of Labor: Veteran's Employment & Training Service

Work for Warriors

Home Ownership Resources For Veterans

A CalVet Home Loan is one of the best loans on the market for a Veteran purchasing a home in California. Competitive interest rates and low down to no down payment help you qualify for a higher loan amount while keeping your monthly payment affordable 

CalVet Home Loans

CalVet Long-Term Care Homes for Veterans

VA Home Loans

Emergency & Crisis Resources

Veterans Crisis Helpline - Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, send a text message to 838255, or chat online to receive 24/7 confidential support 

Veteran Combat Call Center - Call 1-800-927-8387 to talk to another combat veteran.