20 November, 2021 | By Magnus Frejd |
The County Veterans Service Office (VSO) was established by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to assist veterans, family members, and dependents in obtaining benefits from federal, state, and local agencies administering programs for veterans.
We are an office within the Alameda County Social Services Agency. While we are not the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), we assist you with accessing their programs. Contact us to set up an appointment.
Below, we have described some of the programs that we can help you with, please check out the webpages for each program, this will help empower you and prepare you for navigating the systems. But don’t worry, we will be there with you, every step of the way.
Did You Know?
Last year, the value of benefits our office helped get awarded to vets living in Alameda County totaled $7.4 million.
A tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.
Providing the surviving spouse, child, or parent of a service member who died in the line of duty, or the survivor of a Veteran who died from a service-related injury or illness, a tax-free monetary benefit called VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (VA DIC).
Provides monthly payments to wartime Veterans who meet certain age or disability requirements, and who have income and net worth within certain limits.
Provide monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified Veterans and survivors. If you need help with daily activities, or you’re housebound, find out if you qualif.
Waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus.