The Veterans Service Representatives are thoroughly trained and accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to represent you. Stanislaus County Department of Veterans Affairs Representatives are not employees of the federal government. The mission of the office is to assist veterans, their dependents and survivors in obtaining Federal, State and County Benefits. Veteran Representatives are seen by appointment only. Call (209) 558-7380 for more information.
They can assist you with:
- Compensation for service related disabilities
- Pension for veterans with non-service connected disabilities
- Education benefits and vocational rehabilitation (application and information)
- Medical treatment at VA Medical Centers (application and information)
- Home loan benefits (application for certificate of eligibility and program information)
- Government Life Insurance
- Burial benefits
- Pension for non-service related deaths
- Proceeds of government life insurance
- Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)
- Medical benefits
- Educational benefits. Including the California College Waiver Program
They can provide information and referral for:
- Agent Orange programs
- Alcoholism and drug treatment programs
- State of California Veterans benefits
- Veterans home loans
- Hospital care
- Outpatient medical and dental care
- Small Business Administration programs
- Employment and job search resources
The Vet center offers many services to the Combat Veteran including but not limited to: Individual and Group Counseling, Marital and Family Counseling, Medical Referrals, Assistance in applying for VA Benefits, Employment Counseling, Guidance and Referral, Alcohol/Drug Treatment Referrals, Information and Referral to Community Resources, Sexual Trauma, Referral Services, and Community Education.
They Provide you with:
- Individual counseling
- Group Counseling
- Marital and Family Counseling
- Bereavement Counseling
- Medical referrals
- Assistance in applying for VA benefits
- Employment counseling, guidance and referral
- Information and referral to community resources
- Sexual trauma counseling and referral
- Community Education
VA's specialized homeless veterans treatment programs have grown and developed since they were first authorized in 1987. The programs strive to offer a continuum of services that include: aggressive outreach to those veterans living on streets and in shelters who otherwise would not seek assistance; clinical assessment and referral to needed medical treatment for physical and psychiatric disorders, including substance abuse; long-term sheltered transitional assistance, case management, and rehabilitation; employment assistance and linkage with available income supports; and supported permanent housing
Your comprehensive VA Health Benefits includes all the necessary inpatient hospital care and outpatient services to promote, preserve, or restore your health. VHA medical facilities provide a wide range of services including traditional hospital-based services such as surgery, critical care, mental health, orthopedics, pharmacy, radiology and physical therapy.
Learn about the state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them. Those benefits could compensate you for a service-connected disability, allow you to begin or resume your college education, care for your health, train for or find employment, buy a home, live out your years with dignity and respect, and much more!
The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records (NPRC-MPR) is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century.